• Licensed Therapist (Outpatient)

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    3 weeks ago(1/28/2020 3:36 PM)
  • Overview

    Please note that this is a PRN Job, and candidates will be expected to work as needed .  This includes weekends and holidays.


    Job Summary:


    Outpatient Therapist is responsible for coordinating an providing individualized case management, group therapy and bio-psychosocial assessment services including group and family counseling for clients within the facility. Must demonstrate expertise in case management, development of client resources, vocational counseling, discharge/continuing care planning, and placement of clients.  Some primary responsibility of maintaining communication with the referral source and other service providers as needed, as well as act as a liaison with the UR Department on all aspects of client care. 


    Report To: Outpatient Director


    Job Duties:

    • Carrying out tasks in the therapeutic care.
    • Treatment and rehabilitation of chemically dependent persons and/or mental health problems.
    • Providing, facilitating in, and supervising individual and group counseling.
    • Working with other social agencies and managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, courts, prisons and gatekeepers in planning to meet the needs of clients and assist them in utilizing these resources
    • Preparing treatment plans, histories, writing letters, making reports and keeping records per licensure regulations.
    • Recommending educational and occupational training and/or possibilities for placement.
    • Provides regular individual, group, and lecture counseling sessions for all clients as required by regulatory agencies and mandated direct service time standards.
    • Responsible for submitting timely reports, Initial ASAM, continuum of stays and discharges where appropriate.
    • Responsible for writing and submitting clinical summaries for UR one day prior to the review.
    • Responsible for completing the master problem list, master treatment plan, master treatment plan reviews, aftercare recommendations, and discharge summaries in a timely manner.
    • Provide crisis intervention and referrals for clients in cooperation with the medical department and established agency guidelines.
    • Attend, participate, and when necessary, facilitate case consultations, special events, such as seminars, lectures, retreats, trips, workshops, etc.
    • Initiates “discharge summaries" & "aftercare plan" during the preliminary sessions with clients and closes client charts completing all required documentation.
    • Responsible for special reports and/or projects which may involve case consultation with other counseling and direct care staff.
    • Responsible for maintaining a valid appropriate professional certificates and credentials.
    • Attend all staff meetings.


    Job Requirements:

      • Master’s degree in mental health or a related behavioral field and has either (1) a professional license or (2) MAAP CADC 
      • Two, or more, years of Chemical Dependency and dual diagnosis experience 
      • Substance abuse, addictions, mental health, cognitive behavior treatment and motivational interviewing. 
      • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.  
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
      • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours. 
      • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober. 

    AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.


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