ACT Substance Abuse Specialist

Clinical Phoenix, Arizona


Join the Copa Health Team Today and Receive a a $5,000 Retention Incentive and $3,500 Sign-On Bonus!

What You’ll Get…

When you join our team as a full-time team member, you will receive:

  • Limitless growth and career advancement opportunities
  • Increased pay, based on annual performance reviews
  • Career development offered internally through our Organizational Development & Learning Department
  • Generous PTO program – up to 3 weeks off your first year with continued accruals each pay period
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • Wellness Program - Offering access to an expert Health Coach and wellness incentives to lower cost
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $1,000
  • Affordable health care plans: Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • H.S.A., H.R.A, F.S.A. (with select medical plans)
  • Free Short-Term Disability and Life/AD&D Insurance up to $100,000
  • 403(b) retirement plans with company match.
  • Employee Assistance Program Voluntary benefits: Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Additional Life/AD&D Insurance, and much more!

Who We Need

This position is located at our Metro Integrated Health Clinic in Phoenix AZ and requires travel within Maricopa County.

As a member of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, the Substance Abuse Specialist works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary care team to identify, assess, and provide stage-wise engagement, persuasion, active treatment, and relapse prevention/management services in individual and group formats for persons with alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use involvement. Works as a collaborating ACT team member to facilitate recovery and inspire hope for service members while supporting their achievement of service plan goals. to assess service member needs, participate in the development of individual service plans, and provide advocacy and supports for service members, their families and involved community agencies. Provides on-call crisis intervention services, as well as weekend and holiday coverage on an established schedule.


  • High School diploma/GED and four plus (4+) years direct care experience, or;
  • Any combination of direct Behavioral Health experience/education totaling five (5) years of experience is acceptable. Example: Bachelor’s degree with one (1) year of experience.
  • Requires a call rotation, this may include weekend / holiday work.
  • Requires the use of your personal vehicle.
  • Ability to meet Copa’s driver authorized driving requirements, set forth by Copa Health’s insurance company.  Including AZ Driver’s license upon hire, 39-month MVR, proof of insurance and vehicle registration, if applicable.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Satisfactory work records as determined by the People 1st
  • Successfully completes a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Complete all on-boarding paperwork, in a timely manner and be cleared to attend New Employee Orientation (NEO), as scheduled.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card and any other required background checks.
  • Bi-Lingual, (English/ Spanish) preferred.

JOB SUMMARY (Including, but not limited to)

  • Supports the Lead Substance Abuse Specialist in implementation of an integrated co-occurring program for adults with SMI consistent with evidence-based program standards. Delivers stage-wise treatment groups, outreach and engagement interventions in clinic and community settings under the oversight of a licensed BHP. Conducts regular reviews of progress and provides status updates to the ACT team. Identifies and implements program strategies for non-responders. 
  • Provides services consistent with Copa policies and productivity standards, including direct counseling and treatment; coordination of care with team members, medical staff and involved community partners and families; develops assessments, crisis plans and service plans; conducts regular review of individual progress and provides recommendations consistent with a stage-wise treatment approach.
  • Provides mobile medication supports to members in their home and other community settings. Observes and documents medication reactions, including adverse reactions and symptom stability, consistent with Copa protocols, and provides regular updates to the ACT Team psychiatrist on progress in care.
  • Assumes “primary contact” responsibility for a smaller portion of service members to assure accurate, thorough, and current documentation in the medical record and consistent therapeutic contact for these members. Maintains a weekly client schedule for this group and serves as first contact for those service members and their families. Provides or arranges transportation on to support primary contact member service needs.
  • Participates in daily ACT Team meetings as well as any additional individual treatment teams or other team communication meetings as required.
  • To ensure compliance & adequate services, additional job duties may be required to meet the needs of the program and or department, consistent with Copa Health productivity levels

Copa Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Pre-Employment Criminal Background and Drug Testing Required. EOE.