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.

LICENSED/LICENSED-ELIGIBLE SOCIAL WORKER OR COUNSELOR- DETOX PROGRAM
Odyssey House Detox Program is currently looking for a full-time Licensed/Licensed-Eligible Social Worker or Counselor. The Counselor is responsible for performing a wide variety of client care activities as directed by the Program Manager and must function in any program of the agency in accordance with state law. The Counselor manages behavioral health authorizations and re-authorizations with admissions department and agency programs, responsibility for seamless transition of clients to the next level of care, assist with quality assurance and quality improvement data collection and implementation, marketing of agency programs to current and potential referral sources. The schedule is 8am to 5pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It is the duty and responsibility of the Counselor to:
- provide Clinical services to assigned client(s); conducts daily group therapies as treatment schedule indicates, individual counseling and/or family therapy as outlined in treatment plan; Co-leads group therapies (when necessary) with appropriately assigned staff; Conducts family assessments/therapy when possible;
- maintain communication with the referral source, court systems, and other involved human service providers as related to the client’s ongoing treatment and discharge planning;
- work 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;
- maintain communication with funders, Admissions Department and agency staff to ensure uninterrupted authorization for treatment;
- obtain initial and on-going authorization for treatment utilizing the funders Clinical Advisor program when available and/or telephonically;
- assist Program Manager with Quality Improvement/ Quality Assurance functions, data collection, and reports;
- market of agency programs as requested by Program Manager;
- maintain proper documentation in the medical record;
- conduct patient education and discharge planning;
- assist Admission staff with new client admissions including but not limited to conducting ASI’s when needed, intake paperwork and coordinate with referral sources when needed;
- work closely with Admissions staff at various programs and nursing staff to ensure that program bed capacity is maximized daily; tasks may include but are not limited to coordinating with community referral sources, coordinating with Nursing staff to project treatment completion dates for clients and working with Admissions staff to help ensure that clients are moved effectively to the next most appropriate level of care;
- function as a liaison to outside agencies, participates in case planning conferences, and treatment meetings as needed. When necessary, attends court hearings and represents the agency and client(s);
- maintain clinical case file for each client to include: assessments, Individual treatment Plan, case notes, and discharge summaries; ensure all written treatment documents and 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;
- attend regularly scheduled in-services training as assigned;
- administrative projects as assigned;
- complete all Incident Reports prior to the end of schedule 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; 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 Master’s degree in a Counseling or related Human Service Field. Licensed/Licensed-Eligible Social Worker or Valid Louisiana State issued license in counseling, addiction counseling, or social work. Interest in working towards highest level of Louisiana licensure within discipline. Proficient in MS Office Suite and EHR systems. Familiarity with the DSM-IV TR and substance abuse treatment. Skilled in individual and group therapy modalities. Experience in substance abuse treatment modalities (emphasis on Minnesota Model). Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and communications skills. Creativity and flexibility within parameters of treatment programs and modalities. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to dlittle@ohlinc.org.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Certified Medical Assistant for its Residential Program. This position is designed to support the nursing staff within the Adult Residential Program. The role performs a variety of back office and patient related tasks to ensure smooth patient care and work flow within the nursing department. It is the duty and responsibility of the Medical Assistant to:
- Work closely with residential staff to assure smooth patient flow and cut down on waiting time as needed as instructed;
- Provide patient care support to nursing staff;
- Schedule appointments to the Community Health Center as necessary;
- Stock supplies as necessary;
- Document patient vital signs and medical history into patient record;
- Communicate patient’s problem/complaint in a consistent manner to identify visit needs for providers;
- Manage and organize medication log book;
- Record and document visits in patient’s chart consistently to assure quality of care;
- Adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules and regulations;
- Complete data entry into grant required documentation as instructed, routine utilization of the Electronic Health Records system;
- Respect professional boundaries with patients;
- Maintain inventories and monitor use of office supplies and reordering as needed;
- Participate in electronic medical record usage;
- Work under pressure and handle multiple functions;
- Demonstrate an understanding of community based organizations;
- Demonstrate knowledge of office functions and electronic health records;
- Have a friendly personality with the desire to work with the public;
- Treat all patients with the utmost kindness and consideration in the most trying situations;
- and relate to the public regardless of ethnic, religious and economic status.
Qualifications and Skills Required: Medical Assistant Certification and current CPR certification.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to rthomason@ohlinc.org, and ariley@ohlinc.org

SANITATION CUSTODIAN- FACILITIES DEPARTMENT
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking two full-time Sanitation Custodians. The schedule is 8am-5pm throughout the week including weekends. This position will be responsible for all housekeeping duties of OHL’s facilities. The Sanitation Custodian will perform a variety cleaning and maintenance duties. The Sanitation Custodian will be in charge of maintaining all program sites/facilities to employer standards. Duties will include cleaning and keeping grounds neat. It is the duty and responsibility of the Sanitation Custodian to:
- keep buildings in clean and orderly condition;
- perform mild cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, showers walls and drains, living; quarters, washing walls, windows, and handrails, removing debris and trash;
- carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies;
- disinfect equipment and supplies, ensuring safe and sanitary storage and care of products;
- polish furniture and room accessories as needed;
- clean windows, glass surfaces, and mirrors;
- report repairs and replacements needed when encountered on job;
- monitor chemicals by tracking chemicals with sign in/out sheet;
- maintaining daily log of duties perform and time;
- clean rooms, hallways, dining rooms and group rooms, restrooms, corridors, stairways, dorm rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met;
- empty wastebaskets, empty and clean and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas;
- transport of supplies (will be reimbursed for travel);
- empty all trash, clean dining rooms and kitchens at all location (if one is available);
- coordinate with other staff and supervisor daily to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner;
- perform or assist with cleaning duties as needed;
- confer with staff to discuss company policies for cleaning and sanitizing work areas, equipment;
- monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created;
- light maintenance work;
- meal pick-up and drop-off for the Detox Program, breakfast at 6am, lunch at 11am and dinner at 4pm);
- deep clean all facilities every two weeks;
- clean facility floors once a week at Administrative offices;
- clean bathroom floors twice a week; and perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include the following: General knowledge of cleaning products, supplies, and techniques for cleaning. Reliable and punctual with a dedicated professionalism to job and duties. Excellent communication skills. Excellent time management skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work well alone, or with a partner or team. Ability to adapt to changing schedules or routines. Ability to assist team members with cleaning duties when needed. Detail-oriented. Reliable mode of transportation. Preferred qualifications include the following: 2 or more years’ experience with commercial cleaning services. Advanced knowledge of cleaning products, implements and practices. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to dlittle@ohlinc.org.

BILLING MANAGER
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Billing Manager for its Behavioral Health Programs & Federally Qualified Health Center. The Billing Manager is responsible for managing all of the Agency’s billing which includes both Program and Medical billing. The Billing Manager is responsible for making sure that all patient/client data is and accurate and kept securely and will also ensure HIPAA compliance where billing is concerned. The Billing Manager will also supervise the Billing Department which will be composed of (2) Billing Specialists and (1) Aging Report Specialist. The Billing Manager should possess strong management and problem solving skills and also should have Practice Management experience. It is the duty and responsibility of the Billing Manager to:
- manage and oversee performance of billing department personnel including coding, billing, collections and payment posting;
- monitor staff productivity and work quality to ensure that departmental goals and objectives are met and exceeded;
- manage workload and implements efficient workflow processes to accelerate account resolution;
- report on paid, outstanding and uncollectible claims;
- facilitate month-end closing of the billing department;
- develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient and safe billing operations of the department and to meet established goals and timelines;
- report to Chief Financial Officer regularly on departmental goals, timelines and updates, informs Chief Financial Officer in a timely manner if there are barriers to meeting goals;
- oversee the hiring and supervision of personnel which includes performance evaluations, training, problem resolution, terminations and other personnel actions;
- manage multiple projects concurrently;
- create and monitor all billing procedures for the office, manages how bills are submitted and troubleshoot issues with electronic and paper filings, updates and audits billing procedures when necessary;
- ensure that all billing and collection activities meet and adhere to Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance regulations and laws;
- work as a liaison with other departments, to facilitate problem solving and data collection appropriate to patient and insurance billing;
- responsible for recommending continuing education/training needed to run the billing department; and
- perform other duties as required.
Minimum qualifications include the following: BA/BS in Business Management, Accounting or Health Information Management. 3-5 years medical billing experience. 3-5 years of medical billing and coding with knowledge of ICD -10 and CPT codes. Professional experience in a fast paced, mid-sized organization with the ability to multitask. Experience in strategic planning and priority setting for a billing department. Experience and knowledge of PHI/HIPAA. Knowledge of Federal, State and payer regulations regarding medical billing compliance. Basic knowledge of medical terminology. Preferred qualifications include the following: Coding Certificate. 5-7 years medical billing experience at a supervisory level
Qualified candidates should send in a cover letter and resume to mdejan@ohlinc.org.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking two full-time and two part-time Behavioral Health Technicians to monitor adult clients in residential treatment. Available shifts: full-time (12am-8am Friday-Monday or 7am-4pm Monday-Friday and holidays), and two part-time (8am-4pm Saturday and Sunday). Schedules are subject to change to include rotating weekends based on agency need. This position works directly with the clients supervising all daily activities. All BHT 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:
- Monitors residents to ensure their compliance with daily schedules and their safety at all times.
- Receives and passes verbal and written feedback to Clinical, Medical, and other residential staff as requested about client activity and behaviors.
- 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.
- Completes all Incident Reports prior to the end of scheduled shift as required by Incident Policy and Procedure.
- 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 and supervises all client feedback meeting.
- Facilitates the monitoring of client phone calls.
- Facilitates and supervises any community or in-house 12 step meetings.
- Completes 30 minute client bed checks as requested by Program Manager 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. Responsible for submitting shift reports to Program Manager throughout shift via email as requested.
- Contacts Program Manager in the event of a fire or evacuation of the treatment facility.
- 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.
- Assists with providing clients cigarettes as scheduled per shift requiring staff to be in a smoking area with approximately 70-80 people smoking at one time.
Qualifications and Skills Required: High school diploma or equivalent. 2 years of Behavioral Health Tech in Acute Psych and substance abuse treatment experience. Valid Divers License. CPI de-escalation training knowledge. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours. Candidates in recovery must have 2+ years of sobriety. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in related field (social work, psychology, education). 3 plus years of Behavioral Health Tech experience in Acute Psych. Knowledge of NA and AA principles. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to ahunt@ohlinc.org.

LPN- DETOX
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a part-time LPN for the Medically Assisted Detox Unit, 7am-8pm shift, including alternating weekends, and including but not limited to holiday rotations. 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:
- 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.
- Encourage clients’ participation by empowering them via support vs. confrontation.
- Complete accurate census and count on all clients daily as instructed by direct supervisor.
- Complete triage on patient at time of admit, transcribe it to relevant paperwork for MDT.
- Maintain control of narcotics, keys and all other medications.
- Participate in inventory control.
- Review individual patient needs with psychiatrist and medical doctor as needed.
Qualifications and Skills: Valid Louisiana LPN License. Healthcare CPR. High school diploma or GED. Minimum of 1 year of experience with substance abuse treatmentknowledge of chemical dependency treatment, medical assessment/implementation of doctor's orders. Strong Written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to dlittle@ohlinc.org