Primary Therapists are responsible for comprehensive assessment, treatment planning assessing clients, conducting individual, group counseling, communicating with clients’ family members on a regular basis to facilitate family treatment participation, maintaining employee EMR and clinical records to ensure they are in compliance with DCF, providing case management, ensuring that all of the clients’ needs are met in accordance with treatment services and providing other duties as assigned. Provides services planned to restore client to optimum social and health adjustment. Facilitate individual, group and family therapy in accordance with license requirements (DCF standards). Establish appropriate criteria to evaluate progress, and revises the plan as the client’s needs change while recognizes the client’s strengths and limitations. Therapist will be responsible for communicating during off hour any issues/concerns in a timely and effective manner. Effectively communicates relevant clinical information to the client, family and clinical staff. Strong documentation of assessment, progress, regression of the client in an accurate and timely manner. Refers clients to appropriate treatment modality based on assessment. Maintain appropriate boundaries, ethical standards, professionalism, and ethical behaviors with patients, families, and other professionals. Maintain strict client confidentiality in accordance with Title 42 CFR, Part 2 and HIPAA. Strong attention to detail as well as strong organization skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.
- Master's degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field required.
- Current State of Florida Licenses - LCSW, LMHC or LMFT
- At least 2-5 years of clinical experience in residential substance abuse treatment.
- Strong computer skills including experience with EMR systems.
- Familiar with federal and state requirements residential substance abuse facilities.
- DCF and Joint Commission audits experience.
- Substance Abuse: 2 year experience in an outpatient, day treatment, addressing the substance dependency and mental health issues of identified patients
- Master degree from an accredited school in behavioral sciences, counseling, or related human services.
- Comprehensive understanding of Disease of Addiction and the treatment of individuals with substance dependency and mental health issues
- Demonstrates knowledge of the effects of addiction on the user and significant others; knowledge of the stages of drug use.
- Recognizes the behavior and attitudes of different stages of recovery.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the most commonly accepted models of recovery and relapse prevention, including 12-step programs and the multidisciplinary approach.
- Demonstrate sensitivity in working with physically and mentally disabled within the larger treatment population.
- Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Able to work collaboratively with multiple health and criminal justice professionals using tact, diplomacy, and discipline;
- Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds