The Porter-Starke Services, Inc. OTP Therapist conducts initial assessments for adults seeking assistance for opiate addiction via methadone treatment; establishes treatment plan, provides individual and group therapy, education, case management and outreach as indicated. Porter-Starke Services, Inc. is a Community Mental Health Center based in Valparaiso, Indiana. Porter-Starke is seeking to fill this role at its new LaPorte Recovery Center location. Center hours are 5:00am-1:30pm, weekends, 5:00am-10:00am, holidays, 5:00am-10:00am. Position will cover weekday hours generally. Visit our website for more information and to submit a full application-https://www.porterstarke.org/careers.
VITAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES [Major Job Functions]
- Conducts initial assessments for adults seeking assistance for opiate addiction via methadone treatment
- Develops treatment plan and refers to appropriate level of care.
- Provides individual and group therapy
- Completes thorough documentation in electronic medical record within established timeframes
- Participates in weekly staffing with Recovery Center clinical team and psychiatrist
- Provides education and case management services to patients as needed
- Maintains open communication and positive working relationships with referral sources and other providers
- Conducts outreach and provides education to community organizations and providers to reduce stigma, increase collaboration and enhance referrals to MAT
- Customer Service: Provides excellent internal and external customer service consistent with organizational values of “Integrity, compassion, and responsibility in every encounter.”
- Quality of Work: Consistently demonstrates competency in all aspects of the position, including a strong commitment to ethical practice; completes work with integrity in an efficient and effective manner; develops and contributes ideas to enhance the quality of service provided in the department and organization.
- Quantity of Work: Meets or exceeds established work deadlines; uses time and resources appropriately; meets production goals and objectives.
- Compliance: Adheres to department and organizational policies and procedures; keeps current knowledge of compliance standards and regulations; timely, accurately and thoroughly completes required documentation.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES [General Job Functions]
- Job Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of methadone maintenance and treatment, signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction. Possesses the abilities, skills and knowledge to effectively perform the job responsibilities, duties and procedure; receptive to learning new skills; participates in on-going training and professional development.
- Risk Management: Consistently observes prescribed safety rules and practices; corrects or reports all hazards that may cause an accident; follows established work procedures for assigned tasks.
- Attendance/Punctuality: Meets or exceeds punctuality and attendance requirements; practices proper call-off procedures and informs others of absences.
- Teamwork: Establishes positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, clients and the public; willingly accepts assignments; cooperates with others towards common objectives; volunteers for organizational and community activities and projects.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in addictions, social work, psychology or related discipline from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.
- At least 2 years’ experience providing addictions assessment and treatment, including the provision of individual and group therapy
- Current LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LCAC, LAC, MAC, or CADAC II (or higher) required. LSW, LMHCA, or LCACA allowable if accompanied by an Indiana MATS Certification.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, hear, sit, stand, speak and walk.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
- This position requires the employee to work early morning hours, beginning as early as 5:30am.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Why Work Here?A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community health center with offices in Valparaiso, Portage and Knox, and new Recovery Center in LaPorte. Porter-Starke Services is a licensed community mental health center through the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. We are accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. We offer a full continuum of care for adults, families, adolescents, and children with mental health or substance abuse issues. We treat all clients on individual plans of care, tailored to specific needs.
Come work for a community mental health center with comprehensive benefits, good culture, and support