• Therapist

    Job Locations US-AL-Sylacauga
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/13/2018 10:47 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    Adult & Child Outpatient Services - Sylacauga
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    8:00a-5:00p-M,W,F and 9:30a-6:30p-T, Th
  • Responsibilities

    Essential Functions:


    • 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 and counseling, when necessary
    • Conducts random observed UA’s of same sex consumers
    • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
    • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    • Actively works to enhance clinical skills
    • 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
    • Documents incidents in RL6.
    • Learns and utilizes Avatar
    • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
    • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards
    • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
    • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
    • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
    • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families
    • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities.
    • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required.
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
    • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.
    • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures.
    • Maintains current license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU's), if applicable, and attends regular workshops and in-services.



    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.



    Minimum Qualifications:



    Master’s degree in a mental health discipline with two years of substance abuse experience plus NAADAC, AADAA, or IC&RC certification or become LGSW, LPC or LCSW required within two years of employment.

    LPC, LCSW, or LMFT with two years of substance abuse experience preferred upon hire. 

    Has and Maintains a valid Alabama driver's license and has proof of liability insurance.


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