Job Opportunities

Updated November 29, 2018

SBIRT Manager

Position: SBIRT Manager

Reports to:  Executive Director
Start Date: January 1, 2019
Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000 a year

Job Summary: SBIRT refers to Screening, Recovery Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. It is an evidenced-based practice used to identify, reduce & prevent problematic alcohol & drug use.  This position will supervise all SBIRT Care Managers.

Administrative Summary Specific to Job:

  • Supervise all SBIRT Care Managers.
  • Conduct SBIRT staff performance evaluations annually.
  • Collect, manage and maintain all required documentation, paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  • Manage daily SBIRT operations of sobering services.
  • Evaluate all SBIRT staff for agreed upon competencies and report to Executive Director.
  • Identify training needs of SBIRT staff and coordinate with Executive Director to schedule and organize.
  • Review processes and documentation to ensure that COGS related to SBIRT are being followed as written. Provide feedback to staff where discrepancy.
  • Maintain communication between administration and SBIRT staff by attending weekly leadership meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.
  • Maintain communication with area SUD providers.
  • Represent center reflecting a professional image.
  • Attend all meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Adapt to changing work requirements.
  • Complete quarterly narrative reports on services provided.

Clinical Summary Specific to Job:

  • Conducts a screening using tools for alcohol and other drug use.
  • Provide education and brief intervention to individuals with identified need using motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Make appropriate treatment and service referrals for individuals with high risk alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Coordinate with area service providers to assist persons identified with High Risk Substance Use to gain access to substance use treatment services.
  • Follow up and monitor progress of persons placed in treatment or other SUD services through sobering center.
  • Collect and enter customer information in customer database (Electronic Service Record).
  • Liaise with local mental health and homeless service team around service coordination.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • Licensed Social Worker.
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Must be willing to obtain.
  • 3+ years of experience in substance abuse and/or mental health services.
  • SBIRT training and experience preferred.

Ability to:

  • Supervise others.
  • Comfortable working in a harm reduction setting.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Flexibility and multi-tasking.
  • Sensitive to issues of diversity.
  • Communicate well; both oral and written.
  • Adhere to client confidentiality policies and strong ethics.
  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Mental Health 1stAid and Mental Health Awareness.

Accept and follow directions that comply with the organization’s guidelines.

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