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Therapist

Posted: 07/12/2020

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Therapist

Reports to: Lead Therapist

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

At Addiction Campuses, we believe in empowering individuals to restore a balanced life worth living through programs uniquely tailored to their needs. With safe, scenic campus environments located across the country, our comprehensive network treats substance addiction and mental health disorders medically, mentally and spiritually. Our customized programs support individuals with the coping skills, tools, leverage, support and accountability necessary in order to make lasting life changes.

In order to make this possible, we need an exceptional Therapist who can meet the requirements below.  Think you have what it takes to help us change lives all over the country?

 

Job Summary:

As a therapist at Addiction Campuses, you will have a primary role in the planning and delivery of evidence based treatment to a cohort of adult patients with substance use disorders. You will conduct therapeutic sessions with individuals, groups, and families. You will use your understanding of the disease model of addiction; motivational interviewing (MI); and the tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help patients progress towards their goals and live out their best future.

Depending on the location of the facility, this role is appropriate for Master’s level candidates who are currently licensed, or license-eligible with experience in mental health and addiction treatment.

You will work closely with counselors, case managers, and the entire treatment team in a supportive, team-based approach that models collaborative, solution-based problem solving, and authentic communication. 

 

Priority responsibilities include:

Assessments and Treatment Planning

  • Conduct comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments with newly admitted patients 

  • Assess and document risk of harm to self or others

  • Develop a treatment plan with patient-specific goals, interventions, and timeframes 

  • Collaborate with treatment team to plan appropriate aftercare

 

Individual, Group, and family therapy 

  • Conduct individual therapy sessions with patients

  • Lead process groups on a range of topics related to addiction, recovery, and wellbeing

  • Facilitate family sessions 

  • Develop and lead specialty groups or sessions unique to your interests and expertise

  • Leverage de-escalation skills to ensure patient safety and reduce AMA risk

  • Maintain and promote healthy boundaries 

  • Promote and protect each patient’s independence, privacy, dignity, and emotional and physical well being

 

Documentation

  • Complete progress notes for individual, group, and family sessions

  • Update treatment plans to reflect patient progress and challenges

  • Capture any safety concerns and interventions or referrals initiated

  • Document all clinical assessments as required

 

Training and Competencies

  • Learn and follow company-established policies and procedures

  • Remain current with all required trainings and certifications

  • Receive biweekly supervision 

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor

  • Practice respectful, compassionate, supportive communication with patients and colleagues

 

Other duties as assigned

Requirements by state:

Mississippi 

  • Master’s degree required

  • State certification

  • Experience in addiction and mental health 

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to use hands and fingers, talk or hear

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and reach continually. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine

  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions

Addiction Campuses is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

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