Job Title: Contract Therapist
Reports To:Clinical Director
Summary:Responsible for conducting group therapy session as determined by clinical director and the needs of the agency. Administers client care in accordance with agency policies and procedures. Maintains accurate records of all communication with clients and families as well as advisement or supervision from clinical director and executive director by performing the following duties.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Facilitates counseling services. *
2. Counsels clients’ in-group sessions to help them cope with substance use disorder problems, mental health issues, and additional co-occurring addictive disorders and therapeutic issues. *
3. Maintains accurate records and completes all documentation of group notes and individual sessions by the end of the week.*
4. Intervenes appropriately for clients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. *
5. Attends training sessions when appropriate to increase knowledge and skills and participates in professional development. *
6. Has working knowledge of Employee Handbook for Clinical Staff and the Employee Handbook*
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Chrome, and BestNotes.
Master's degree (MA./MS./MSW.) or equivalent; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Master’s degree or working on a Master's Degree in Arts or Science, Social Work, Sociology, or any related field from an accredited institution and/or course certification in alcohol and drug counseling from a certified college (certified addictions counselor certification in the state of Colorado)
Certificates and Licenses:
· Licensed counselor or social worker
· CAC II or higher preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:
· Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as well as be flexible and dependable
· Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills
· Ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative work environment
· Maintains confidentiality
· Works with minimal supervision
· Ability to work effectively in a team
· Basic computer skills
· Demonstrate genuine warmth, patience, and understanding toward others
· Effective communicator with clients, co-workers, and director of agency
· Knowledge of codependency and counter-transference issues related to working with substance
· Executes directions appropriately given by supervisor
· Knowledge of treatment modalities and intervention specific to substance abuse
· Ability to maintain emotional distance from client and set healthy boundaries.
· Practice active listening
· Awareness of non-verbal communication within themselves and others
· Knowledge of principles, procedures, and methods for rehabilitation of substance about and
mental health issues
· Strong desire to assist people suffering from drug or alcohol abuse problem
· Ability to gain confidence, trust and respect of the client
· Able to challenge, reassure, and motivate the client(s)
· Possess organizational skills, including prioritizing and timekeeping
· Abide by confidentiality and regulatory behavioral health rules and regulations
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 stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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