Clinical Care Coordinator

Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Outpatient Addiction and Substance Use Mental Health Therapists and Counselors to fill our Clinical Care Coordinator position for our Northern Kentucky Addiction Helpline program.

The Clinical Care Coordinator will:

  • Support and connect with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in order to immediately address their mental health and substance use needs through in-person meetings, virtual screenings and in connection with individuals and families calling the NKY Addiction Helpline.
  • Engage clients in a structured, collaborative relationship which empowers them to gain necessary skills in a variety of areas related to recovery and self-management of their mental health and substance use.
  • Promote environmental and psycho-social health and maximize independence to improve and maintain lifelong well-being and functional status.
  • Provide evidence-based care concerning complex cases of vulnerable individuals with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and chronic substance addiction.
  • Identify and address risks and current or potential gaps in care in order to prevent unnecessary deterioration that could result in hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and/or loss of independence in vocational, academic, and/or social functioning.
  • Provide education to clients to promote improved functioning skills and development.
  • Complete requests for prior authorizations as indicated to provide necessary services.
  • Participate in staffing meetings and consultation with other clinicians to assess care coordination needs of clients and encourage appropriate referrals to internal and external community services.
  • Act as an advocate to clients to ensure they receive necessary services in the community.
  • Develop knowledge and establish good working relationships with community support resources and services within the community.
  • Maintain communication and positive multi-disciplinary working relationships with clinicians and other related professionals in the community. This will include making appropriate referrals, sharing clinical information within HIPAA guidelines, and providing clinically appropriate interventions and collaborations.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation within an electronic health record and other documentation as required of the position.
  • Attend and participate in relevant continuing education and in-service training to improve professional competency and clinical intervention skills.
  • Maintain flexible hours to meet organizational and client needs.
  • Provide substance use evaluation and assessment services to individuals experiencing substance use and addiction challenges.
  • Provide individual and family behavioral health services and assist with care coordination of services.
  • Develop and implement treatment, after-care and recovery plans for clients based upon clients' areas of need, diagnoses, and symptoms.
  • Maintain multi-disciplinary working relationships with other clinicians, social workers, behavioral therapists, mental health counselors, and other related professionals in the community.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation including progress notes, assessments, reports, schedules, and other material required.
  • Assist individuals and families through the Casey’s Law process.
  • Fully participate in staff development opportunities offered to enhance professional growth.
  • Maintain license, certification, and/or identified program performance skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, or Master’s degree or above in a clinical field of study related to behavioral health.
  • Kentucky independent or non-independent license is accepted.
  • Must have or be eligible for one of the following Kentucky licenses: LCSW, CSW, LPCC, LPCA, LMFT, MFT, LPAT, LPATA, LCADC, LCADCA, PhD, or PsyD.
  • Experience in behavioral health, specifically addiction or substance use, is a plus, but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A valid driver's license, reliable transportation, the ability to operate a motor vehicle and ability to travel throughout the eight counties of the Northern Kentucky region necessary.
  • Solid relationship building skills, organizational and time management skills, as well as problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Staff supervisory experience a plus but not required.
  • Have schedule availability to assist in answering the phone for our 24/7 addiction helpline.
  • Must willing and able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

We are looking for folks with excellent time management and collaboration skills that take direction well. Ideal attributes also include someone who can excel in a team environment as well as independently. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, flexible, adaptive to change and excited about the opportunity to participate in program management.

Please submit a resume to

Northern Kentucky Area Development District
22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
Fax: 859.283.8177
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Equal Opportunity Employer. TDD 711

Screening Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check and pre-employment Drug Screen


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree (Preferred)


  • Mental health counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Addiction counseling: 1 year (Preferred)

License / Certification


Work Location

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely

  • No

Salary Range

  • $40,000 - $43,000 annually

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
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