LPC, LMFT< or LCSW Therapist
Astoria Pointe - Astoria, OR

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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.

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