Experiential Therapist

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2 months ago(7/1/2022 11:55 AM)


Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.


Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

  •  Serves as a team member for the multi-disciplinary treatment planning process as requested.
  • Provides group therapy for patients and documents the process in the patient record in accordance with facility procedures.
  • Ensures that all documentation regarding patient care, treatment and incidents is done in a clear, concise and timely manner.
  • Provides an appropriate session format with clear objectives.
  • Keeps Director of Experiential Services, Clinical Director, and treatment team apprised of the patient(s) special needs and potential issues.
  • Provides individual sessions (as applicable) to patients as needed or requested by therapist and coordinates this session in respect to program schedule.  Documents the sessions in the patient record in accordance with facility procedures.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities, exhibits initiative by suggesting process changes with compliance supported by direct observation and input into supervision process.
  • Participates in clinical supervision as needed.
  • Completes skills assessments for patients with review/update at appropriate intervals.
  • Communicates relevant information to BHT’s and other staff.
  • Ensure safety of all patients
  • Participates in continuing education courses, as required by certifying organizations



  • Masters degree in mental health, chemical dependency, psychology or social work, counseling, nursing or related field which includes a practicum in a health or human services agency, preferably a drug and alcohol setting.
  • One year of direct program experience preferred
  • Professional certification in area of practice within one year of employment
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training within 30 days of hire, and refreshed annually
  • Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire
  • 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
  • Valid driver license and insurable driving record

Physical Requirements

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

  • Prolonged sitting at a desk
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.  American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.


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