AltaPointe Health Systems

Therapist, Substance Use (Sylacauga) *SIGN ON BONUS*

Job Locations US-AL-Sylacauga | US-AL-Lineville
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/6/2023 3:56 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
AltaPointe Site
Adult & Child Outpatient Services - Sylacauga
Master Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Varies depending on day Tuesday/Thursday have group from 5pm to 6:30 pm


$5,000 sign-on/retention bonus for this position. More details provided during interview process.


This Adult Outpatient Program is an outpatient substance abuse program designed for consumers who have a substance abuse diagnosis. Services include, but are not limited to, supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, systematic therapy, behavior modification, skills training, and relapse prevention.


Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
  • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSMV substance abuse and mental health diagnosis
  • Formulates appropriate treatment plan along with consumer
  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
  • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of substance abuse specific competencies
  • Provides HIV/AIDS education, counseling, and testing when necessary
  • Conducts random observed UA’s of same sex consumers


Supervision and Consultation:

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills


Clinical Record Keeping:

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Documents measurable and specific goals in the treatment plan
  • Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals addressed, services, and techniques used
  • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals


Case Load Management:

  • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
  • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards


Physical Requirements of the Job: 

  • There is frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in bursts of 5 to 10 minutes; however, there are times when this can be extended to monitor consumers (time undetermined).  At times sitting and standing can be extended with the employee having the ability to change positions as permitted by the observance and behavior of the consumer at that time.
  • Walking can be frequent at times and may vary in distance throughout the facility.  Also, employees will have to walk to and from the van, to and from the facility and store, and in the store while taking consumers to the store to buy personal items. 
  • There is repetitive forward reaching to hand out lunches to the consumers.  This activity is daily, the frequency will vary according to the census, and a lifting force of up to 3 pounds is needed. 
  • Daily, a push force is needed to handle cart when lunches are delivered to facility and to open and/or close doors on van.  Maximum force up to 25 pounds. 
  • Fine manipulation and dexterity to handle paperwork in charts, writing, computer keyboarding, data entry, use of a mouse which is frequent in nature.
  • Any other duties that are assigned by supervisor.


Master’s degree in a mental health discipline.


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