Substance Abuse Residential Therapist / Counselor

New Hope CORPS

2018-07-31 20:06:08

Job location Homestead, Florida, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Community & Sport

Job description

Job Description

New Hope CORPS Substance Abuse Therapist Job Description

Job Title: Therapist - Clinician

Reports to: Clinical Director Program:

Department: Substance Abuse Residential Level 2

Work Location: 1020 N Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030


Provides assessment and clinical treatment to all clients presented to the center by utilizing individual treatments inclusive of individual, family and group therapy to address identified client needs

Essential Responsibilities and Target Outcomes:

• Completes assessment tool, integrates pertinent information to establish diagnosis, and analyzes data to create clinical formulation within designated timeframe.

• Develops achievable goals with client; with measurable and behavioral objectives within designated timeframes. Monitors treatment progress and provides updates within identified timeframes and as necessary.

• Performs individual, family and group treatment utilizing evidence based practices to facilitate positive strength-based change. Collaborates with other providers by providing all pertinent clinical information in a timely manner. Completes documentation within designated timeframes.

• Secures reimbursement through obtaining authorizations; electronically, in writing or on the phone, providing accurate documentation and the timely submission of progress notes.

• Other duties as assigned.

Principal Customers: Individuals 18 years and older referred or seeking mental health and/or co-occurring treatment.

Critical Work Relationships: Clients, New Hope staff, stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Master's Degree in behavioral health (psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy or alcohol and drug counseling).

Credentials and Licenses: College Diploma, license eligible or Licensed in the State of CT (LCSW, LADC, LMFT, LPC, Phd, PsyD)

Experience: Minimum of two years of group and /or individual experience with the co-occurring population.

Demonstrates beginner to intermediate experience with Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook.

Experience in, or the ability or willingness to learn how to use an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system which includes appointment scheduling, authorization tracking, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and discharge summaries.


Behavioral Skill Sets Demonstrate knowledge of Harm Reduction Model and resources available to substance abusing population.

Demonstrates understanding and / or willingness to learn Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment model.

Demonstrate knowledge of physical, medical, and pharmacological issues related to substance abuse. Educates clients on issues associated with chemical dependency treatment.

Demonstrate knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral therapy and other evidence based practices.

Express ideas clearly and objectively orally and in writing as is necessary.

Communicates information and constructive concerns to appropriate people in appropriate time and manner.

Works cooperatively to accomplish group, program and agency wide goals.

Maintains client confidentiality in accordance to agency policy and guiding state and federal regulations.

Responds to crisis situations and triages appropriately, through communicating clearly with professionals -internal and external - to meet presenting client needs.

Provides referrals and linkage to community and internal resources as necessary to address client need.

Meets productivity standards established and documented with supervisor.

Demonstrates ability to ensure the security and confidentiality of client information and records in a manner consistent with professional and agency codes of ethics.

Demonstrates awareness/sensitivity to all types of issues related to client diversity, including cultural, ethnic, language, gender preference, sexual orientation, physical handicap and spiritual diversity.

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