Medication Assisted Therapy Services Coordinator

Job Locations US-NJ-Newark
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2020 1:51 PM)
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The Medication Assisted Therapy Services Coordinator is assigned to work on behalf of Essex County Correctional Facility. The MAT Services Coordinator will coordinate, manage and monitor services to participants, assuring the best outcomes from incarceration and continuing into MAT and re-integration back into the community. This position will require interacting with county community partners, welfare services, outpatient treatment services and any other resources that will enhance the jail’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Our MAT Services Coordinator will provide release planning for offenders upon their release from Essex Correctional Jail. This is based on the determination that MAT services and community resources will be required when the offender is released from corrections.



  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with service providers that meet stabilization needs of MAT participants.
  • Assist in development, support and progress of service plan coordination for MAT participants.
  • Develop rehabilitative and discharge methods unique to population and program goals.
  • Maintain accurate progress notes and data identifying needs, strengths and gaps in services.
  • Serve as liaison between Essex County Correctional Facility’s medical, custody and Community Partners regarding service coordination for MAT participants.
  • Assist MAT participants navigate accessibility to obtain Medicaid/insurances, guaranteeing appropriate health and mental care.
  • Follow and verify engagement in identified services and provide support as needed.
  • Promote and engage healthy family relationships.
  • Maintain log of all inmate/patients on methadone, Suboxone or other medications used for MAT.
  • Accomplish timely and appropriate discharge plans through assessment of the patient’s post-release needs and the provision of services necessary to meet those needs.
  • Act as a liaison between correctional healthcare providers and community agencies and healthcare providers
  • Collaborate and coordinate with all applicable parties (e.g., social work, medical, security) for release planning.
  • Update and maintain accurate information and records related to the patient’s discharge planning
    Inform, coordinate and advise all applicable parties regarding patient discharge planning.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records related to release planning, including active files of available community resources to facilitate the release planning
  • Develop database and files of available community resources to facilitate the discharge planning process.
  • Coordinate care closely with security staff while maintaining a positive, collaborative relationship
  • Deliver care in a nonjudgmental/nondiscriminatory manner to protect the autonomy, dignity and rights of the patient
  • Understand and comply with safety and security rules and regulations of the institution
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.





Minimum Education

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology or related field.



  • Satisfactory completion of required background screenings.
  • Respect the confidential nature of all information you are exposed to in the course of your work performance. Staff working directly with protected health information /electronically stored protected health information, personally identifiable information, and other patient/consumer/customer data.


Minimum Work Experience

  • Experience working with individuals in criminal justice system is a plus.
  • Experience working with substance abuse disorders, mental health.
  • Experience with grant writing preferred.


Required Skills

  • Communicating effectively
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Valuing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment
  • Striving for self-development and taking initiative to be resourceful
  • Problem-solving both independently and with others
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of community-based service organizations.
  • Ability to coordinate service delivery in multidisciplinary environment which provides services to those returning to the community from Essex County Correctional Facility.
  • Ability to work as member of the medical and custody management team.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks necessary to accomplish goals.
  • Knowledge of transition from jail to the community.
  • Excellent critical thinking and assessment skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Assertive, empathetic and able to provide care objectively.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff; and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.
  • Capable of preparing written reports.
  • Maintains an active Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.



  • Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
  • May be required to work nights, weekend, and holidays.
  • Provides 24 hour mental health consultation services to inmate patients in situations requiring immediate crisis intervention.



  • Provides a positive and professional representation of CFG Health Systems, LLC.
  • Keeps patient information confidential and respects patient’s right to privacy.
  • Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.
  • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting documentation, and prevention.
  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
  • Adheres to infection control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Attends all CFG Health Systems related staff meetings.
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
  • Completes required orientation and trainings directed by facility.
  • Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.
  • Follows facility and CFG Health Systems Occurrence Protocol.
  • Adheres to PREA regulations.
  • Maintains security clearance for the assigned facility.
  • Identifies and utilized appropriate channels of communication.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon written request to your supervisor for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities functions.

  • May regularly be required to stand, sit, walk, reach, bend, kneel, crouch, or stretch, for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate and understand written and verbal communication.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.




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