Competitive Benefits & 401k
Values: Integrity, Teamplay, 1% Better Each Day
We are seeking driven individuals to join our team of passionate clinicians and professionals who provide the highest level of care to those struggling with substance use disorder. We provide a full medical detox and a strong continuum of care. You may be responsible for any or all of the following: Providing individualized case management, individual therapy, group therapy, and bio-psychosocial assessment services including group and family counseling for clients within the facility.
We carefully tailor individualized treatment plans for each client. Our experienced staff has worked in world-class facilities both local and national. We seek to provide a unique and comfortable environment for all our clients. If you are driven to change lives, bring healing, and be uplifted while doing it, this is the place for you. We are seeking those ready to find a home, a career, not just a job.
- Knowledge of chemical dependency, co-occurring behavioral health disorders, risk assessment, and crisis intervention, and behavioral management.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; time management skills; and strong interpersonal skills.
- License preferred but not required. Must have at least a Master's in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling Degree.
The Therapist position provides individual therapy to clients seeking substance abuse treatment. Collaborates with treatment team members in diagnosis and developing treatment goals by applying specialized knowledge of human development, co-occurring mental health issues, maladaptive coping behaviors and social, economic, and cultural systems. Assists individuals, families and groups to improve or restore their capacity for relationship social functioning through use of appropriate therapeutic modalities.
A. Job Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assesses client’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences; formulates a diagnostic impression based on current DSM criteria; and in conjunction with the client/family develops a workable plan for treatment.
2. Develops a comprehensive case conceptualization and presents information to members of clinical team, on client’s family and biopsychosocial background pertinent to diagnosis and treatment. Participates in treatment team meetings to coordinate delivery of services.
3. Completes biopsychosocial assessment, progress notes, treatment plans, and other chart related documents and correspondence for assigned clients in a timely manner.
4. Provide individual counseling and facilitate educational and counseling groups assigned and promptly chart these activities in the client’s records.
5. Selects approach to use in individual therapy such as directive, nondirective, and supportive therapy and plans frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
6. Provide skill building psycho-educational and/or support groups.
7. Work cooperatively with other community resources and referral sources to coordinate services to clients.
8. Strive to increase professional growth and effectiveness through training, participating in clinical consultation, seeking outside support and by keeping abreast of current trends and theories in relevant areas.
9. Provide direct behavioral health services including mental health and substance abuse services (i.e., psycho/social assessments, consultation, individual/group/ family therapy, professional in-service training and community education services, etc.) at a rate that achieves or exceeds the minimum direct service standard as established annually.
10. Provides crisis intervention services when authorized and necessary
11. Participates in 24-hour Emergency Services, which includes availability for back-up rotation coverage for after hours, weekends, or holiday emergencies.
12. Maintains appropriate state license/registration/certification for scope of practice.
13. Carry out other responsibilities as delegated.
1. DEPENDABILITY - Employee can be counted on to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner with little supervision. Accepts responsibility when necessary to see that the job gets done.
2. ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY - Is prompt and on time for work, assignments and meetings. Notifies supervisor prior to lateness or absence. Understands that excess absences pose a hardship on other employees.
3. JOB SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE - Employee completes all chart related documents and correspondence for assigned clients in a timely manner. Employee understands Laws and Ethics specific to the therapist profession.
4. Employee provides individual counseling, and facilitates educational, skill development and counseling groups as assigned and properly and promptly charts these activities in client records
5. Employee works cooperatively with other community resources, treatment team members and referral sources to coordinate services to clients.
6. QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF WORK – Cares about the quality and accuracy of work being produced. Accepts responsibility for completing job tasks. Uses time productively and efficiently.
7. ATTITUDE – Demonstrates a cooperative, positive, and enthusiastic attitude toward fellow employees, clients and visitors. Maintains a positive attitude in carrying out assignments and is helpful and courteous to fellow employees.
8. CONFIDENTIALITY - Know and follows confidentiality law and HIPAA procedures at all times.
9. COMMUNICATION SKILLS-Is effective in written and oral expression. Demonstrates proper telephone etiquette and able to communicate easily with colleagues, clients, referral sources, and visitors in an appropriate manner. Relates to clients and co-workers in a respectful and professional manner.
10. CONDUCT – Conducts one’s self in a manner consistent with the agency’s code of ethics and code of conduct. Shows professionalism in office setting.
11. FLEXIBILITY / HANDLING EMERGENCIES – Responds well to changing situations or routines. Handles crisis situation calmly and professionally.
12. AWARENESS OF THERAPEUTIC ISSUES- Employee is aware of transference/countertransference issues that may impact the therapeutic relationship and seeks appropriate consultation and supervision.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
· Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
· Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
· Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts productive meetings
· Delegation—the individual seeks assistance through consulting with supervisor when necessary.
· Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well and accepts feedback from others.
· Management skills—the individual includes staff in other departments in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self-available to staff.
· Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
· Judgment - the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and makes timely decisions. Decisions reflect understanding of Laws and Ethics of therapist profession.
· Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
· Safety and security—the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
D. Minimum Qualifications
Education / Experience
· Holds licensure or is gaining hours towards licensing exam that qualifies the Therapist as a behavioral health professional according to state licensing professional board, or
· Possesses a Master’s degree from an accredited University in a social services related field,
· Has a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the treatment of behavioral health / substance abuse disorder.
Certificates and Licenses
· Licensed as a counselor, social worker, marriage and family therapist, psychologist by the state professional services board.
· An acute understanding of counseling and other treatment procedures for alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders.
· A vast knowledge of regulations concerning alcoholism and drug addiction treatment.
E. Supervisory Responsibilities
· This job has no supervisory responsibilities
F. Work Environment Characteristics
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Noise Level – usually quiet
· Physical Demands – employee is frequently required to sit; employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 pounds