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Co-Occurring Therapist

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. Independence, MO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


In accordance with agency Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, the Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders (ITCD) Specialist serves as the clinical lead to the ITCD program.   The ITCD Specialist provides individual and group therapy following best-practice fidelity model as well as conducts stage-based co-occurring education groups.  The ITCD Specialist coordinates quality service delivery of clients in the ITCD program to support positive treatment and recovery outcomes.


Provides community and office-based individual therapy services to identified clients in the ITCD program, using a motivational, stage-based approach.

Conducts community and office-based co-occurring educational and therapeutic groups adhering to best practices of ITCD fidelity model.

Engages families or natural support systems of clients in the ITCD program as appropriate by providing education and resources on co-occurring disorders.

Effectively collaborates and provides case consultation to case managers working with ITCD clients on stage-based treatment interventions and best practices.

Provides ongoing training for the ITCD team and the department on topics relative to co-occurring disorders which encompass the principles of integrated treatment such as stage-based interventions; motivational interviewing; harm reduction; family collaboration, etc.

Provides community outreach to high needs and/or hard to engage clients to aid in program utilization.

Provides crisis interventions/risk assessment for program clients as needed. Works with ITCD team and Recovery Coach to elicit progress in client’s identified stages of treatment.

Participates in quality management efforts to ensure appropriate interventions and documentation of activities are in place.

Provides back up to the ITCD Team Lead and the QMHP in the completion of initial and annual assessments to ensure timeliness and quality of required documentation as defined by agency and the Department of Mental Health standards.

Serves as a vital multi-disciplinary treatment team member, and facilitates program, departmental and agency communication/operations through required attendance at treatment team meetings, departmental meetings, supervisory meetings, and other meetings as assigned.

Participates in and meets ethical/agency standards regarding all treatment and documentation practices, quality assurance/quality improvement procedures, utilization management and program/client outcomes.

Follows all agency policies and procedures including emergency and corporate compliance policies/procedures 100% of the time.



Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology from an accredited institution.


Minimum of two years working with Co-Occurring disorders.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations: Must be provisionally licensed or licensed.

Special Skills

Individual and group counseling skills.

Crisis Intervention

Problem solving/decision making/clinical judgment

Experience working with Adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness.

Excellent verbal communication skills

Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Word and Outlook

Experience with Electronic Medical Record

Establishing rapport in professional relationships

Organization/time management

Knowledge of community resources


Maintains standards of agency and privileging policies and procedures.

Must acquire and maintain required training per agency policy and DMH regulations to include documented attendance of professional development/training or education.

Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

Must have access to dependable automobile with adequate auto insurance and registration, for making frequent home/community visits.


Supervised by the Director of Adult CPR




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The employee is regularly required to drive to other local locations using their own vehicle for attending meetings and seeing consumers. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.


Independence, MO
64057 USA