• Therapist, Substance Abuse

    Job Locations US-AL-Foley
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/9/2018 8:54 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-6877
    # of Openings
    1
    AltaPointe Site
    Adult & Child Outpatient Services - Foley
    Category
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 AM-8:45 PM; Tuesday 11:15 AM -7:00 PM
  • Overview

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

    Responsibilities

    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 

    Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

    • 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 

    Administrative and Other Related Duties as Assigned:

    • 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.

    Qualifications

    Master's degree in a mental health discipline with relevant internship and practicum completed.

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