Application: Service Team Roles
Every client requires a treatment program tailored to meet his or her unique needs. For example, Jorge is starting treatment for addiction to several substances. When he was using drugs, he shared needles, which exposed him to HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. Jorge has tested positive for the HIV virus. His case manager recognizes that Jorge requires medical care for HIV, substance abuse treatment, and possibly social services and psychotherapy.
If you were to design a treatment program, you would consider the various case management models. You would evaluate how well each one meets the goals of your program. Regardless of the model that you chose, you would rely on a team of professionals to provide effective client services. Selecting the team of professionals will depend on which services are required. This, in turn, will depend on your program’s mission and goals, as well as its funding and client population. This team of professionals is the service team, also referred to as the treatment team.
To prepare for this Assignment, review your Learning Resources and consider the different roles and responsibilities of various professions within the service team model. Think of the professionals you need to include in your program. Find one scholarly source to use in your paper in addition to the Learning Resources. You can use the search terms “roles of service team in addiction” and “roles of treatment team in addiction.”
Select two of the clients from the scenarios presented in this week’s media program, Three Clients, and complete the following: (See attachment)
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that includes the following for each client that you selected: A brief description of each client and their treatment needs A brief description of each of the professionals that would be part of your service team and an explanation of why you selected representatives from each of these professions A citation of your outside scholarly resource sas well as any other Resources
Some References to use:
Summers, N. (2012). Fundamentals of case management practice: Skills for the human services (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage. Chapter 21, “Developing a Service Plan at the Case Management Unit”
The service plan outlines the services that the client needs, based on the social history and other information gathered about the client. The service plan provides direction to the agency or agencies that will be providing these services to the client.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2012b). Principles of drug abuse treatment for criminal justice populations: A research-based guide . Bethesda, MA: National Institutes of Health