Therapist Job Description
Reports To: Clinical Director
Position Summary: Provides addiction and dual diagnosis enhanced services using stage-of-change specific interventions with individualized outcomes focusing on reduction of negative consequences related to both mental health symptoms and substance abuse.
- Conducts integrated assessments and the presence of systems related trauma.
- Prepares and maintains all required treatment records and reports.
- Counsels clients in individual sessions.
- Collects information about clients through interviews, observations and collateral information.
- Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
- Gathers information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
- Collaborates with other staff members to perform clinical assessments, develop treatment plans, and develop discharge plans.
- Follows new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.
- Refers clients or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
- Requires a Graduate Degree in Behavioral Health or related field from an accredited college or university.
- In addition to formal education, the qualified candidate will generally have at least three years combined experience of chemical dependency and mental health counseling.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong computer and time management skills required to work effectively. Advanced understanding of ASAM PPC-2R and DSM-IV required. Intermediate understanding of Oregon Administrative Rules preferred.
Indeed - 2 years ago
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