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Masters Level Therapist - Adult
Job Code:2020-08-008
Department:Residential Treatment-Snowbird
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum45,512
Salary Midpoint56,891
  
Position Closes:
Open until filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Primary Function:
Serves as primary therapist for adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders including dual diagnoses who are EBCI and IHS eligible. This position will primarily serve adults in the residential treatment program. Services include comprehensive clinical assessment of client and family needs, utilization of evidenced based treatments for psychiatric and substance use disorders. Employee is expected to provide individual, family, and group therapy using brief focused therapy methods as well as more traditional methods of treatment. Employee will also provide emergency, crisis intervention, consultation and education services as needed.

Education / Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in behavioral health field such as Social Work, Psychology or Counseling required. Degree must be obtained from an accredited university that is accepted by appropriate licensing agencies in NC.
• One of the following NC licenses required: LCSW, LPP, LPC.
• Must be licensed by the NC Substance Abuse Certification Board as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.
• Certified Clinical Supervisor (full or provisional) is not required but preferred.
• Must show competence in Substance Abuse either by licensure/certification or by at least 3 years’ experience in substance abuse treatment.
• A minimum of three years of diagnostic, therapeutic experience preferred.
• Specific experience working with Native Americans preferred.
• Must possess valid drivers' license.


Job Knowledge:

• Knowledge of individual, group and couples modalities with expertise in crises intervention with individual and families experiencing acute episodes of distress.
• Ability to ascertain the potential lethality of a situation, respond, and refer accordingly.
• Ability to learn computerized treatment systems such as RPMS, and ability to maintain records and files manually and on the computer.
• Considerable originality and initiative are required in the daily performance of tasks.
• Considerable knowledge of principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex casework, group work, and community problems.
• Considerable knowledge of a wide range of medical, behavioral and psychosocial problems and their treatment.
• Considerable knowledge of governmental and private organizations and resources in the community.
• Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies, which govern the program.
• Considerable knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, and their treatment as they relate to decisions regarding.
• Clinical interventions and appropriate therapies based on medical or psychological diagnosis.
• Significant knowledge of substance abuse to include diagnostic criteria for abuse, dependence, intoxication and withdrawal of all drug classifications, methods of evaluation and assessment, impact of mental illness on patients ability to negotiate treatment recommendations, current treatment approaches, modalities of care, and substance abuse and other programs or services available to patients.
• Skill in establishing rapport with a patient and in applying techniques of assessing psychological, behavioral, and psychosocial aspects of patients problems.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families, other professional disciplines, and a variety of governmental and private resources and organizations in the community.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and. execute work effectively.