Open Positions

New job opportunities with OHL are continually becoming available. Please check back frequently for open positions. OHL offers competitive benefits packages that include insurance (health, dental, vision, life, long-term and short-term disability), leave benefits and 401k match.

CASE MANAGER- COMMUNITY SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, PERMANANT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking an experienced full-time Case Manager that will provide intensive case management services to participants in Community Supportive Services-Permanent Supportive Housing. The Case Manager is responsible for determining eligibility for chronically homeless individuals to participate in the OHL Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH). The Case Manager must provide Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST); Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR) and Crisis Intervention to program participants. The Case Manager provides tenant-based rental and operating assistance. The Case Manager must negotiate LA Medicaid systems. The Case Manager will also be responsible for documenting case notes and programmatic activities, which are pertinent to LA Medicaid systems. The Case Manager is responsible for monitoring clients’ progress and needs, discharge plans, and tracking participants who have exited the program. The Case Manager is responsible for entering data into the agency’s assigned data bases and prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports reflecting such activity, as indicated. The Case Manager is responsible for marketing the PSH program, recruiting perspective participants, and attending all pertinent trainings. Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provides case management to approximately 25 participants as assigned. Case management will involve: screening, intake, assessment, service plan development, monitoring, linkage to appropriate community resources, follow up, appropriate discharge, tracking, etc…
- Assists participants with completing lease agreements and obtaining other supportive documents such as: identification, social security card, etc… as required by leasing agents/property.
- Assess clients’ Medicaid status and follow agency’s policies and procedures to obtain and maintain Medicaid status.
- Schedules and performs efficient client office and home visits that are geared towards CPST; PSR and Crisis Intervention Services.
- Enters participant’s information into the appropriate agency’s database(s) in a timely matter and updates it as needed.
- Prepares and submits reports to Project Manager in a timely manner.
- Maintains up to date information regarding tenant occupancy, move outs, and vacancies.
- Facilitates and coordinates supportive activities with other program staff including employment assistance activities, such as job readiness training, resume preparation, interview practice, attending job fairs and networking with perspective employers, etc…
- Conducts quality assurance program, self-monitoring plan as assigned.
- Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with homeless shelters and community resources.
- Attends appropriate coalition and other community resource meetings.
- Attends training and workshops as they come available.
- Develops promotional strategies to inform the community about the program including community presentations, print material, and related activities.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
Qualifications and Skills Required: At least 3 years adult case management experience; Ability to work with homeless individuals of diverse backgrounds and disabilities including physical, mental, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, etc.; Outstanding communication and organizational skills; Ability to perform daily duties to achieve excepted outcomes and performance measures with minimal supervision; Ability to travel to various sites daily. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in social work or behavioral science; Experience in LA Behavioral Health Partnership Billing; Experience in providing Community Psychiatric Treatment; Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Crisis Intervention.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to rchandler@ohlinc.org.

LPN-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time LPN for the Adult Residential program. Available shift: 5am-2pm every other weekend. This position orients clients to the agency and the expectations of services which are to be received. The LPN facilitates health care services as a support to the clients’ own self management. Responsibilities and Duties:
- Assess potential residents for appropriateness for the treatment program.
- Complete an updated assessment on each client after admission.
- Complete a medical treatment/discharge plan based on the updated assessment.
- Communicate the treatment plan with the treatment team upon admission and on a monthly basis.
- Provide on-going health education to all residents.
- Provide on-going assessment of acute medical/nursing needs of all residents and refers resident to appropriate treatment centers.
- Monitor prescribed medication consumption and treatment.
- Coordinate the management of patient’s medicine stock, including pharmacy pick-up and drop off of meds, calling in refills for clients, and upkeep of how medicine is stored.
- Conduct urine drug screens on all residents as directed to do so.
- Document all pertinent health related information about residents on the resident chart. Documentation is done routinely and according to nursing standards of practice.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills Required: LPN license and healthcare CPR required; At least 1 year Med/Surg. experience; Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and a large caseload of medication management for clients.
ariley@ohlinc.orgQualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to ariley@ohlinc.org.

LICENSED COUNSELOR/SOCIAL WORKER- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Licensed Counselor or Social Worker. The Counselor is responsible for performing a wide variety of client care activities as directed by the Outpatient Program Manager and must function in any program of the agency in accordance with state law. The Counselor will provide specialized services for the assigned caseload; will conduct specialized assessments (when necessary), provide core and ancillary group therapies weekly, individual counseling and when appropriate, family therapy. The Counselor has the main responsibility for maintaining communication with the referral source, court systems, and other involved human service providers as related to the client’s ongoing treatment and discharge planning. The Counselor is responsible for working within the multidisciplinary team to develop treatment planning, treatment case reviews, and all written documentation as required by the agency, state and federal courts and all funding sources. The Counselor participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned. It is the duty and responsibility of the Counselor to:
- provide Clinical services to assigned client(s); conduct group therapies weekly, individual counseling and/or family therapy as outlined in treatment plan; co-lead group therapies (when necessary) with appropriately assigned staff; conduct family assessments / therapy when possible;
- function as a liaison to outside agencies, participates in case planning conferences, and treatment meetings as needed and, when necessary, attend court hearings and represent the agency and client(s);
- maintain clinical case file for each client to include: assessments, Individual Treatment Plans,
- Case notes, and discharge summaries;
- ensure all written reports are up-to-date in case file;
- attend staff meetings and all other meetings as needed;
- maintain contact with and is available to Agency personnel, client’s drug court officer, and family members as needed regarding client's progress, problems and crises;
- provide crisis management when indicated by client need;
- attend regularly scheduled in-service training as assigned;
- complete administrative projects as assigned;
- complete all Incident Reports prior to the end of scheduled shift as required by Incident Policy and Procedure;
- assist with the planning and organization of therapeutic client actives both on and off the main campus;
- maximize units of services and maintain contract units of service by working with clients to stay engaged in treatment;
- adhere to all Louisiana Department of Health and Agency contract requirements;
- work with and apply ASAM Criteria to treatment planning;
- work with Magellan initial authorization (if needed) and concurrent authorizations;
- coordinate and work with other departments;
- maintain individual licensing requirements, participates in electronic medical record documentation; and
- perform other duties as required.
Minimum qualifications include the following: Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited Social Work Program, or a Masters degree in a Counseling or related Human Service Field. Demonstrated interest in working towards highest level of Louisiana licensure within discipline. A valid Louisiana State issued license in either counseling, addiction counseling, or social work. Skilled in individual and group therapy modalities. Experience in substance abuse treatment modalities. (Emphasis on Minnesota Model). Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and communication skills. Ability to be creative and flexible within parameters of treatment programs and modalities.
Qualified candidates should send in a cover letter and resume to rthomason@ohlinc.org.

GL/GRANTS ACCOUNTANT
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time GL/Grants Accountant to work under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer. The GL/Grants Accountant will perform General Ledger and Grants duties including but not limited to: General Ledger journal entries, Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations, Budgeting, Grant reconciliations and monthly invoicing. It is the duty and responsibility of the GL/Grants Accountant to:
- review purchase requisitions for proper fund coding;
- reconcile Balance Sheet Accounts;
- prepare monthly Grant/Contract Billing;
- process General Journal Entries as required;
- prepare monthly, quarterly and annual grant reports;
- analyze Financial Accounts;
- assist in the preparation and entry of the annual budget;
- assist CFO in preparing monthly financial reports; and
- perform other duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting/Finance; General ledger accounting experience; 3 years experience handling Federal, State, and/or Municipal grants: Excellent communication (written and oral), analytical and computer skills for the preparation of financial reports and correspondence: Accuracy, discretion and a professional demeanor. Preferred: 3 years non-profit accounting experience: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel: Working knowledge of MIS Fund Accounting. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to mdejan@ohlinc.org.

PEER PREVENTION SPECIALIST
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a part-time Peer Prevention Specialist for a paid one-year internship with OHL’s Prevention Program. The Peer Prevention Specialist is responsible for delivering health education programs and community outreach to targeted communities in order to link individuals to OHL. It is the duty and responsibility of the Peer Prevention Specialist to:
- Provide direct community outreach and health educational programs to targeted populations;
- Participate in health fairs, neighborhood community activities, screenings and special events;
- Refer individuals to OHL for primary medical care;
- Conduct cultural sensitivity in-service with OHL staff and volunteers;
- Assist in planning and coordination of community health fairs and events;
- Assist in development and implementation of a marketing campaign to the community OHL serves;
- Provide counseling on HIV prevention/treatment and other specific topics as directed by supervisor;
- Assist with special projects and special events as directed by supervisor;
- Assume responsibility for the HIV testing; P forms, checking controls, orders, referrals to care, etc…;
- Produce pod-casts, videos, managing an online radio station, and multiple social media platforms;
- Participate in the ongoing development of competencies, capabilities, technology and the resources needed to achieve high standards of efficiency and effectiveness;
- Perform any and all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills Required: High School Diploma or equivalent, Excellent interpersonal skills, Familiar with the community served by OHL, Proficient in MS Office suite. Preferred qualifications include the following: Experience in delivery of health education topics to diverse populations, Knowledge of various healthcare issues affecting the community, Bilingual –English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese, HCT certified, Proficient in social media platforms, Knowledge of audio and visual recording and broadcast equipment and protocols.
award@ohlinc.orgQualified candidates should send in cover letter and resume to award@ohlinc.org.

DONOR/COMMUNITY RELATIONS SPECIALIST
Odyssey House Louisiana is seeking a full-time Donor/Community Relations Specialist to assist the Agency in fundraising and community relations goals, specifically increasing individual and corporate donors. As an integral part of the fundraising team, the Donor/Community Relations Specialist will cultivate, steward, and expand the relationships between the organization and its donors at all levels, by providing extraordinary service to donors and exceeding expectations in the areas of maintaining and managing donor information. Duties of the Donor/Community Relations Specialist include but are not limited to:
- Participate in diverse tasks in support of the development office, including - general record keeping, file maintenance, responding to inquiries, mail and supply pick up, meetings and gatherings for the purposes of donor relations and coordination of special events.
- Participate in the development of multi-year event planning as a strategic tool for the Development department;
- Assist in a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties to include monitoring monthly donation activity, tracking departmental expenditures and special events budgeting;
- Coordinate a full range of activities associated with individual donor programs to include solicitations, recognition events and cultivation activities;
- Schedule and prepare visits from current and prospective funders and ensure that optimum relations are maintained with all funding sources at all times;
- Demonstrate ability to respond to complex requests and provide high level patron service;
- Maintain donor lists; processes individual gifts, corporate donations, grant awards; and prepare acknowledgment letters in accordance with IRS reporting requirements;
- Coordinate outbound solicitations to increase the efficiency and efficacy of the donor collection and stewardship process;
- Developing and maintain a calendar and timeline for annual fundraising and events;
- Assist with coordination the planning and execution of special events, especially as it relations to donors/sponsors. The position submits a post-event reporting, which includes related income, expenses, and effectiveness with regard to the development effort;
- Responsible for procuring and supporting the volunteers who support the development department, ensuring that volunteer tasks are meaningful and are professionally executed in a safe and appropriate environment, directions are well articulated and adhered to, and volunteers represent the organization to the same standards expected of its employees;
- Act as general outreach support for community events and Agency special events;
- Assist in research for funding opportunities and draft proposals as needed; and,
- Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills Required: Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing. Proficient in MS Office Suite. Energetic, friendly and tactful professionalism in communications with a diversity of individuals. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to manage priorities and workflow. Must be able to lift, move or transport 20 lbs. repeatedly. Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation. Preferred:Degree in Marketing, Communications or equivalent work experience; 3-5 years work experience in donor and/or community relations; Experience working in the nonprofit setting.
Qualified candidates should send in a cover letter and resume to atucker@ohlinc.org.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant for the Adult Residential Program. The Administrative Assistant performs a wide variety of administrative tasks for the Residential Program and also assists the Residential Program Director and Manager. The Administrative Assistant assists in the handling of transportation for Residential clients and maintenance for the facilities of all vans. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Oversee the efficient operations of the Treatment Office by maintaining electronic correspondence (fax and copier), memos, and other documents.
- Maintain and input daily updates on LADDS, OAD census and Service Point information for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
- Maintain Food Stamp and FITAP Procedures/Food Stamp Representative (input and terminate data and cards as needed; turn in reports to accounting as scheduled), all communications with the Office of family support.
- Prepare and submit all OAD, MHSD, and UNITY contractual reporting requirements as scheduled.
- Prepare requisitions for the purchase of supplies; may involve entering information into an automated system.
- Receive, store and distribute supplies; maintain inventory as such.
- Screen incoming mail and either draft response or replies in final form to inquiries for information concerning matters of a non-technical nature and/or matters in which precedents are clear.
- Maintain department’s records system, including filing and retrieving documents, researching files, etc.
- Supervise the maintenance of inactive treatment files.
- Manage client cigarette storage and allotment.
- Complete all Incident Reports prior to the end of scheduled shift as required by Incident Policy and Procedure.
- Conduct Urine Screens and complete all required documentation as requested by the Program Manager.
- Monitor client phone calls as requested by the Program Manager.
- Assist with filing of client documentation as requested by the Program Manager.
- Perform searches on clients returning to the program from outside activities as requested by the Program Manager.
- Scan support documents into the EHR (Electronic Health Record) as requested by Program Manager.
- Enter client information into the PM (Practice Management) as requested by Program Manager.
- Assist with other program functions as requested by Program Manager.
Qualifications and Skills Required:Bachelors Degree in a human service related field. Basic knowledge of MS Office Suite. Valid Driver’s License. At least 6 months experience with substance abuse treatment. Excellent communication skills. Preferred: More than 2 years working in a substance abuse treatment field. Knowledge of NA and AA principles. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to ariley@ohlinc.org.

NURSE MANAGER
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is a seeking a full-time Nurse Manager for the Residential Program. The Nurse Manager will: assist the Practice Manager in supervision of Residential Nursing Staff through implementation and review of current policies and procedures, medication administration practices, infection control, staff scheduling, direct patient care , staff in-servicing, training and education. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Works collaboratively and maintains communication with patient care team (providers, counselors, etc.) to provide effective, timely, and appropriate patient management.
- Management of the nursing staff schedule
- Coverage of vacant shifts as needed
- Assists patients and providers with adherence to evidence-based treatment protocols for specific disease states Identifies at-risk populations using approved screening tool(s) and follows established care and reporting protocols.
- Provide medication education to clients.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of best practices for all nursing functions
- Monitors patient care by tracking patient charts for items such as complete admission assessment, reconciliation of medications and continuity of nursing care.
- Addresses/resolves system problems impeding progress. Proactively identifies and resolves delays and obstacles to expedite care.
- Collaborates and communicates with multidisciplinary team at all phases of planning process, including initial patient assessment, planning, implementation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and teaching and ongoing evaluation.
- Participates in development, implementation, evaluation and revision of disease management tools as a member of the clinical change team.
- Participates in training as necessary to successfully complete job responsibilities, including training in disease management protocols, care management strategies, use of network software programs, and data analysis skills.
- Uses data to drive decisions and plan/implement performance improvement strategies related to care management for assigned patients, including fiscal, clinical, and patient satisfaction data. Collects special study data for specific performance and/or outcome indicators as determined by the Program Manager.
- Assesses potential residents for appropriateness for the treatment program.
- Completes an updated assessment on each client after admissions.
- Completes a medical treatment/discharge plan based on updated assessment.
- Communicates the treatment plan with the treatment team upon admission and on a monthly basis.
- Provides on-going health education to all residents. The health education program must include all topics outlined in the medical services policy and procedure manual. Topics are not limited to this list.
- Provides on-going assessment of acute medical/nursing needs of all residents and refers residents to appropriate treatment centers.
- Monitors prescribed medication consumption and treatments. Monitoring includes assessing resident knowledge and understanding of medication and treatment regimens, as well as, accuracy of administration.
- Coordinates the management of patient’s medication stock, including pharmacy pick-up and drop-off of meds, calling in refills for clients, and upkeep of how medication is stored.
- Conducts urine drug screens on all residents as directed to do so.
- Follow treatment care plans set forth by the medical staff.
- Documents all pertinent health related information about residents on the resident chart. Documentation is done routinely and according to nursing standards of practice.
- Maintains HIPAA guidelines.
Required: BSN in Nursing; Registered Nurse with active licensure in the state of Louisiana; At least 3 years’ experience Substance Abuse/Psychiatry/Management ; Current CPR certification; Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills; Clinical competence in assigned area ; Strong organizational and time management skills; Ability to work independently
Qualified candidates should send in a cover letter and resume to sgabriel@ohlinc.org.

RECOVERY SUPPORT STAFF- DETOX
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking one full-time and two part-time Recovery Support Staff to monitor adult clients for the Detox Substance Abuse treatment facility. Available shifts: every other weekend for full-time; part-time day shift 7am-8pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; and part-time night shift 7pm-8am Wednesdays. This position works directly with the clients and all Clinical, Medical, and other detox and agency staff to ensure clients receive comprehensive substance abuse treatment services. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Monitors residents to ensure their compliance with daily schedules and their safety at all times.
- Completes all required document in clients’ charts as instructed by Program Manager and Nursing staff of any problems or concerns.
- Assists with the planning and organization of therapeutic client actives both on and off the Main Campus.
- Conducts Urine Screens as requested and completes all required documentation.
- Participates in clinical staff meetings and activities as requested.
- Monitors client phone calls.
- Facilitates and supervises any community or in-house 12 step meetings.
- Assists with filing and/or scanning of client documentation as requested by the Program Manager.
- Completes 30 minute client bed checks as requested by Program Manger and complete required documentation.
Completes facility security rounds and ensures all doors and gates are locked and secured when appropriate. Responsible for submitting shift reports to Program Manager throughout shift via email or as requested.
- Performs property searches on all new clients as requested. Perform searches on clients returning to the program from outside activities.
- Assists with other program functions as requested by Program Manager including but not limited to transportation and monitoring of the Front Desk.
Qualifications and kkills required: High school diploma or equivalent; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Valid Divers License; 6 months experience with substance abuse treatment; Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preferred: More than 2 years working with substance abuse treatment; CNA Certification; Bachelor’s Degree in related field (social work, psychology, education); Knowledge of NA and AA principles. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to tmoret@ohlinc.org.

RECOVERY SUPPORT STAFF- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking full-time and part-time Recovery Support Staff to monitor adult clients in residential treatment. Four available shifts: two full-time (12am-8am Wednesday- Sunday and 12am-8am Friday-Monday, and two part-time 8am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. This position works directly with the clients supervising all daily activities. All RSS report directly to the RSS Supervisor of Residential Treatment and are expected to work closely with all Clinical, Medical, and other residential staff to ensure clients receive comprehensive substance abuse treatment services. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Monitors residents to ensure their compliance with daily schedules and their safety at all times.
- Monitors visits from children and family members. Provides documentation as requested by Clinical staff and Program Manager.
- Monitors and observes clients taking medications as requested by Residential Nursing staff or the Program Manager. Completes all required documents in the clients’ charts as instructed and inform Program Manager and Residential Nursing of any problems or concerns.
- Assists with the planning and organization of therapeutic client actives both on and off the Main Campus.
- Conducts Urine Screens as requested and completes all required documentation.
- Facilitates the monitoring of client phone calls.
- Facilitates and supervises any community or in-house 12 step meetings.
- Completes client bed checks as requested by Program Manger and completes required documentation via emails during night runs.
- Completes facility security rounds and ensures all doors and gates are locked and secured when appropriate.
- Performs property searches on all new clients as requested. Performs searches on clients returning to the program from outside activities.
- Assists with other program functions as requested by Program Manager including but not limited to transportation and monitoring of the Front Desk.
Qualifications and Skills Required: High school diploma or equivalent; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Valid Driver’s License; 6 months experience with substance abuse treatment; Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preferred: More than 2 years working with substance abuse treatment; CNA Certification; Bachelors Degree in related field (social work, psychology, education); Knowledge of NA and AA principles. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to ahunt@ohlinc.org.

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL NURSE- DETOX
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking two LPN positions for the Medically Assisted Detox Unit: a full-time position (nights and every other weekend); and a part-time position (7am-8pm shift and 7pm-8am shift).This position provides high quality client-focused health care services that meet the assessed and individually planned needs of all clients on the Medically Assisted Detox Unit. The LPN will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for maintaining standards of nursing care and competency, ethical treatment of patients, understanding of addiction and the medications used for detoxification purposes, managing symptoms of withdrawal with comprehensive triage, consistent documentation on care, review and implementation of treatment orders, and participation in the multi-disciplinary team via written and verbal communication. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Daily observation, assessment, and documentation of clients experiencing S&S of withdrawals from drugs and/or alcohol.
- Safely administer medications as ordered using the five rights and utilizing a MAR.
- Narcotic pill count at the beginning and end of each shift and management of stock medicines.
- Admit new clients into the Detox Program.
- Manage pharmacy orders on patients by processing them in a timely manner by fax or verbal order, assuring their arrival and log them onto patient’s MAR.
- Complete health information groups as requested by Program Manager
- Ability to educate clients on the medication taper which has been prescribed.
- Complete triage on patient at time of admit, transcribe it to relevant paperwork for MDT.
- Maintain control of narcotics, keys and all other medications.
Qualifications and Skills: Valid Louisiana LPN License, Healthcare CPR, High school diploma or GED, Minimum of 1 year of experience with substance abuse treatment knowledge of chemical dependency treatment, medical assessment/implementation of doctor's orders
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to tmoret@ohlinc.org