Careers

At Tuerk House, you’ll find the meaningful career opportunities you’ve been looking for. Like the opportunity to change lives. The opportunity to advance your career with a groundbreaking organization. And the opportunity to be part of a diverse family of staff, patients, volunteers and donors who are working together to make Baltimore stronger.

Benefits

Qualified Tuerk House employees enjoy highly competitive benefits packages, which can include:

  • Paid time off, personal leave and holidays
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Employee assistance program

Current Openings

Position Reports To: Clinical Director/Site Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary: The Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) supports the Clinical Director/Site Manager. The Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator for recovering clients. In this role, the Peer Recovery Specialist will assist clients in finding appropriate resources for long-term stability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify obstacles to accessing services and supports; addressing these in collaboration with participants and their Individual Recovery Management Team.
  • Ensure that all individuals have appropriate discharge plans in place that are well understood by the client
  • If support is needed to implement the discharge plan, ensure that the appropriate supports are in place.
  • When appropriate, assertively support connections to mutual self-help groups.
  • Provide peer support to help recovering persons have their voices fully heard and their needs, goals and objectives established as the focal point.
  • Support peers to identify their area of need for professional supports and services and communicating those needs to clinical staff.
  • Transporting clients to the appropriate referral source or safe environment.
  • Coach recovering clients on independent use of community resources.
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or email to provide peer support to aid recovering client after they leave the program to insure their on-going success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the organization, if needed.
  • Provide recovery education to service clients for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in partnership with other in the agency.
  • Completes documentation, reports and captures data in accordance with the Stabilization Center processes.
  • Refers patients to appropriate services in the community as necessary and documents referrals and outcomes.
  • Other duties as may be required or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A personal belief in recovery.
  • Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact effectively with personnel, visitors, patients, physicians and general public.
  • High Energy Level, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills and ability to function as a team with other employees.
  • An ability to flexibly engage people based on their own needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to respect and maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with management, peers, customers and clients at all times.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand and speak English.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education/Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Connecticut Community Recovery (CCAR) Training Required.
  • CPR/AED and De-escalation skills

Special Software Skills: Demonstrated ability to use entire MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). Ability to learn in-house software.           

Sobriety: At least two (2) years of sobriety.

Substitutions: No substitutions may be made.

Training: Connecticut Community for Recovery (CCAR) Training required. 

Other: The incumbent must continually demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Equipment and Working Conditions: All materials and equipment to perform job functions are provided. Staff members can be transferred if it has been decided it is in the best interest of the agency and will enhance services provided.

Americans with Disabilities Act: As with all positions at Tuerk House Inc. we recognize the importance of accommodating individuals with disabilities. In that we are committed to all extent possible accommodating disabled individuals, we recognize the American with Disabilities Act of 1991 and understand the need to reasonably accommodate employees. All accommodations will be made on a case by case basis, evaluating the essential functions of the position.

Position Reports to: Director of Clinical Services

Status: Exempt

Position Summary: This individual plan and conducts activities and counsels’ clients on an individual and group basis. This individual is capable of performing independent and advanced work with clients within the program. He/she must demonstrate a working knowledge of the full continuum of care.  In addition, this person must have a broad understanding of how a program operates and how each client moves along in the treatment system.

Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, policies and procedures, but employees are expected to exercise significant initiative and independent judgment in discharging duties. Work is reviewed by the Clinical Director through an evaluation of the completion of assignments, and individual and group supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep records such as TAP/ Bio-Psychohistory and assessments, evaluation and keep client case records current according to the established guidelines.
  • Coordinate collection of urine samples ensuring that all protocols and chain of custody guidelines are followed.
  • Work with social agencies and managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, courts and gatekeepers in carrying out tasks of persons with chemical dependency and /or mental health problems.
  • Provide substance abuse counseling, assessment, and education to clients in individual and group sessions as scheduled. Select and provide appropriate educational materials for clients concerning substance abuse.
  • Maintain client charts with all relevant program forms and reports.
    Work collaboratively with Program Director to develop and execute treatments plan for each client’s care. (Includes assessing and advising on client status in program).
  • Refer clients to other additional support services as needed.
  • Responsible for a full client caseload.
  • Support and demonstrate adherence to Tuerk House Code of Ethics, Code of
  • Conduct and all personnel policies and procedures.
  • Continue special training in areas designated by Supervisor.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and appropriate professional certificates and credentials.
  • All other duties as described in the Job Description or as assigned by the Clinical Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience:

  • Significant knowledge of the TAP, bio-psycho-social characteristics and manifestations of chemical dependency and/or mental illness, preferred.
    Significant knowledge of individual and group behavior and the effective way of working with people to produce ongoing recovery.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients and aid them in achieving goals and objectives identified in treatment.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify the needs of the clients and to gain their confidence and cooperation in assisting them to obtain their goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other members of staff, outside agencies, institutions and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with others from various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience in running groups (house meetings and general meetings if applicable).
  • Qualified candidates will have Maryland Board of Professional Counselors Licensed as a LCPC, LMSW, LGPC, LGADC, LCADC, and LCSW-C or certified as a CAC-AD or CSC-AD.
  • A copy of your licensure certificate will be required.
  • Candidates must be flexible to work some daytime and evening hours.

Special Software Skills: Demonstrated ability to use entire MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Ability to learn in-house software; (SMART and Beacon Health.

Sobriety: If Recovering, five (5) years sobriety.

Training: Must successfully complete annual training requirements of 25 hours per year.

Other: Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. This position may include weekend and/or evening duties as needed or required.

Position Reports To: Director of Nursing

Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary: The RN works under the supervision of the Director of Nursing and is responsible for the complete care of all assigned patients, within the scope of the State Registered Nurse Practice Acts and the policies and procedures of the Agency. The RN is responsible and accountable for making decisions and providing care according to Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s regulations and agency guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows-up with any patients in need of medical follow-up as determined by review of medical file/documentation.
  • Administer all medications to clients as needed and is responsible for safe and secure storage of all medications.
  • Keep abreast of all State standards for nursing practice in an intermediate care facility and to keep in compliance with these standards at all times.
  • Perform the Nursing Assessment for each client at admission and provide for each client at discharge a care plan for continuing medical conditions.
  • Responsible for orientation of nursing staff, as instructed by Director of Nursing.
  • Maintains all medical forms in clinical records in complete and timely manner. Maintains accurate records of TB testing of all employees.
  • Review and completes patient paperwork as needed.
  • Monitor client’s complaints and incident’s, reply in accordance with agency/ regulatory body guidelines for complaint tracking procedures and complaint policy.
  • Works with staff, as necessary to resolve incidents.
  • Responsible for monitoring and follow-up on Infection Control/Surveillance reporting.
  • Maintain a system of client care records; reporting forms, client and service data and any other needed client care information as required.
  • Ensures that all client care services are coordinated and integrated as indicated.
  • Maintains all needed clinical documentation from doctors, nurses, etc.
  • Maintains a multi-disciplinary approach to delivery of services.
  • Accepts and performs duties assigned by Medical Director, Executive Director or Designee who are appropriate to this job description but are not here specified.
  • Attends meetings as necessary or required.
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience:

  • Ability to review charts on an ongoing basis in preparation for audits and to ensure compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the client’s right to courtesy and confidentiality.
  • Consistently observes essential discipline of the program, including reporting to work, use of sign-in logs, incident logs, reporting to supervisors, punctual attendance at required staff meetings and training sessions,
  • Adherence to standards of dress, language and general deportment required.
  • Consistently and promptly performs all monitoring as prescribed by Infection Control Policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to train staff in medication procedures.
  • Consistently arranges client medical referrals-out according to policy and demonstrates ability to orient clients to procedures for departure and return from appointments.
  • AA (Associates Degree) or BS (Bachelor’s Degree) required.
  • Valid Maryland RN license required, BLS certified, required.
  • Ability to learn in-house software.

Sobriety: Recovering, five (5) years sobriety.

Other: Must be able demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. This position may include weekend and/or evening duties as needed or required.

Reports To: Director of Medical Services  
 
Status: Exempt 
 
Position Summary: Reporting to Director of Medical Services, the Licensed Social Worker, This position requires an experienced, skilled clinician with experience with the behavioral health population, triage, trauma treatment, and emotional disturbance, chronic and severe psychopathology. Experience working with adults. This person must have a broad understanding of how a program operates and how each client moves along in the Maryland Crisis Stabilization Center. Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, policies and procedures, but employees are expected to exercise significant initiative and independent judgment in discharging duties. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assists staff with planning needs of clients and assist them in utilizing internal and external resources. 
  • Perform brief bio-psycho-social diagnostic assessments and mental status exams.
  • Ensure that each individual has a well-developed discharge plan. 
  • Make referrals to the specialty mental health or other community mental health or substance abuse agencies as needed 
  • Apply evidence-based interventions and treatment to patients with general behavioral problems. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of diagnostic evaluation methods, mental status exams, and use of the current DSM. 
  • Respond to the patients’ clinical needs using differential diagnosis and treatment approaches. 
  • Provide crisis intervention services when required. 
  • Provide referrals to community agencies as needed. 
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary treatment team. 
  • Maintain clinical documentation in EMR as required by Tuerk House, Inc. 
  • Complete all required documentation for insurance and established clinic policies and procedures. 
  • To maintain clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established clinic policies and procedures. 
  • To comply with clinical productivity standards of the Stabilization Center. 
  • Serve as a liaison between the somatic care sites and the mental health specialty clinic providing the link between psychiatrists, mental health providers, and primary care providers if urgent consultation is required for patients seen in the triage process. 
  • Participate in departmental or agency meetings as required by supervisor. 
  • Maintain statistical and tracking database of patients seen and the outcome of service delivery 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of clients and/or the agency. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training and discipline. 
  • Ability to effectively organize time and responsibilities. 
  • Include all outside community resources into the treatment planning 
  • Initiate discharge plans as needed and coordinate the transfer of patient care to appropriate provider, if required. 
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times. 
  • Provide immediate crisis intervention and resolution, as necessary and appropriate. 
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate training and continuing education as mandated by Tuerk House and discipline licensing agency. 
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience: 

The LMSW is a Licensed Social Worker, who provides specialty mental health services in the Tuerk House Maryland Crisis Stabilization Center triage and clinical functions described for the LMSW position. 

  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years Social Work experience, 3-5 years providing therapy services to inner city clients with trauma histories, including diagnostic assessment experience, triage interview experience, and experience working with dually diagnosed population.
  • Excellent leadership, customer service, organizational and presentation skills as well as the ability to effectively communicate TH’s vision, and motivate others to achieve it organizationally, departmentally, and personally/professionally.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing).
  • Ability to plan and organize work initiatives to successfully accomplish center/organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and delegate as appropriate. Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to identify, develop and implement short/long-term strategic goals and objectives.
  • Ability to develop and maintain customer relationships; influence, build credibility and trust.
  • Ability to think critically as well as apply critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to ensure and advocate for quality healthcare and services; and, lead and manage a diverse staff.  
  • Licenses and Certifications.  

License: Licensed as a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW). 

Sobriety: If recovering, at least 5 years of sobriety.

Position Reports To: Director of Medical Services 

Status: Exempt 

Position Summary: Provider needed for a newly established Stabilization Center which provides emergency services for chemically dependent patients.  Under the indirect supervision of the Medical Director and within the scope of their license the nurse practitioner provides an advance level of comprehensive health care services to a specified population of patients needing emergency medical services.  Performs physical examinations; establishes diagnosis; prescribes medications; instructs patients about medical conditions and treatment. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Obtains and reviews medical histories on all new patients. 
  • Performs medical examinations and establishes preliminary diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and consultation. 
  • Provides urgent care, first aid and/or referral to specialists. 
  • Orders appropriate medications for chemically dependent patients. 
  • Develops a plan of care to meet the medical needs of the chemically dependent patients. 
  • Provides appropriate evaluation and management for medical detoxification patient emergencies. 
  • Provides comprehensive, timely and legible documentation in the medical record including histories, physicals, progress notes, and discharge summaries. 
  • Reviews outpatient health history and information and makes appropriate clinical recommendations.
  • Refers patients to appropriate health professionals as needed.
  • Attends meetings as necessary or required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience: 

  • Ability to review charts on an ongoing basis in preparation for audits and to ensure compliance. 
  • Understanding patient care goals and making the patient a major part of his treatment and recovery. 
  • Critical thinking and shared decision-making ensuring protection of patient’s self-determination. 
  • Quality care assurance, following state and nursing guidelines and standards. 
  • Educate, support and care for patients receiving medication assisted treatments.  
  • Familiarity with Medication Assisted Treatments. 
  • Nurse Practitioner certification in the State of Maryland 
  • Certification in Basic Life Support required 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred 
  • State DEA – Federal DEA 
  • Minimum two years of experience caring for chemically dependent patients 
  • Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public by using the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. 
  • Ability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to: personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. 

Sobriety: If recovering, five (5) years sobriety. 

Equipment and Working Conditions: Ability to lift, carry, push or pull heavy objects in excess of 75lbs as well as squat, walk, climb, bend, crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, grasp, reach, pull, and repetitive motions. 

Other: The incumbent must continually demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.  This position includes weekend and/or evening duties. 
All other duties assigned.  

Internships

Get the cutting-edge knowledge and hands-on skills you need for a successful, rewarding career in drug/alcohol rehabilitation and behavioral health care. Internships are available year-round on a case-by-case basis to qualified candidates.

Volunteer

Tuerk House is always seeking volunteer peer specialists to mentor, educate and comfort our patients. All peer specialist volunteers are required to have completed the Tuerk House 2.5 program and be 6 months clean/sober. Call 410-233-0684 to learn more.