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Substance Abuse Therapist - DOC Mens' Medium Security

The Providence Center - Behavioral Health Job ID: 5251

Status
Full-Time
Hours
37.5
Mon-Fri 7am-3pm (1 shift per week 11am-7pm)
Shift
Day
Has Benefits
Yes
Job Description
SUMMARY
Provide  individual  and group therapy  and monitor client progress.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform initial screening, intake and assessment, orientation, crisis intervention, individual and group substance abuse counseling, case management, client education, referral, treatment planning, and consultation for clients receiving treatment from Providence Center, with in the DOC
-Treat clients with respect.
-Evaluate psychological, social and physiological signs and  symptoms of substance abuse.
-Collect pertinent data from appropriate collateral sources in accordance with confidentiality guidelines.
-Develop a diagnostic evaluation of the client's substance abuse and any co-existing conditions.
-Perform in a calm and  professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.
-Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Center policy and  legal requirements.
-Serve as a role model to clients on a daily basis in such areas as daily living skills and decision making.
-Identify specific therapeutic  interventions appropriate for specific problems.

Monitor client progress.
-Provide information regarding client condition
-Monitor client withdrawal  and provide triage.
-Match clients to appropriate levels of care and facilitate referrals  for clients.
-Match clients by demonstrating understanding of the established diagnostic criteria for substance abuse disorders.

Complete record keeping in accordance with DOC's Health Information Services and the Center's Performance Improvement  dept
- Use DOC's EMR to complete documentation including substance abuse assessment and behavioral health assessment
-Complete progress notes with appropriate format.
-Develop and  implement treatment plans with client input.

-Complete required  epo1ts and evaluations.
-Follow required office procedures in a cooperative  manner.

Maintain cooperative relationships with Center and DOC staff, clients, community agencies and the public.

-Establish and maintain productive and effective communications with clients, family members and staff.
-Work in cooperation with co-workers  and supervisory staff.
-Deal with team members regarding problems in a constructive manner.
-Benefit from constructive criticism.
-Accept and use direction and supervision.

Assist with  discharge planning as necessary.
-Utilize available community  resources  in the recove1y  continuum.

Maintain active involvement  in professional and lay mental health  organizations within the community.

Attend trainings, staff 1neetings, case presentations, conferences, etc.
-Provide feedback to staff on the content of educational  programs  attended.
-Attend mandatory in-service trainings and other trainings required for renewal of licensure.

OCCASIONAL  DUTIES:
-Serve on appropriate Center or DOC committees.
- Complete other responsibilities as assigned
Required Education
Bachelor's degree in Social work, Counseling or related field and/or LCDP plus 2 years experience in the substance abuse field. Experience with co-occurring disorders preferred. Must have awareness of the general trends in confronting the problems of addiction and recovery.  Valid  drivers license and  insured auto.  LCDP or actively working toward licensure is required.
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