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Primary Therapist

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Location: Mecklenburg
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: December 24, 2021

Job Title: Dually Licensed Therapist
Department: (Clinical)
Reports To: Clinical Manager
FLSA Status: (Exempt)

The Therapist is responsible for providing the full range of therapeutic interventions to clients in treatment. This shall include, but not be limited to assessment and treatment services, family/relationship services, group process, educational presentations, treatment planning and review, documentation of services and client response, concurrent reviews, discharge planning and managed care contact as directed by designated staff. Counselor must demonstrate the knowledge and professional skills necessary to provide clinical care for a substance abuse and co-occurring substance abuse clientele, as well as being able to maintain high standards of excellence in an ethical and trauma-informed setting.

Age of Patient Population Service: Adult (18 & older)

Population Served: Persons meeting criteria for substance use disorders with or without co-occurring psychiatric illness.

Assessment Services:
1. Has ability to complete and evaluate biopsychosocial assessments and other data collection for each assigned client as policy and procedure delineate (PRN).
2. Interviews family members or third parties as necessary to obtain collateral information (PRN).
3. Completes individualized initial treatment plans for clients entering treatment (PRN).

Treatment Services:
1. Facilitates group therapy and individual therapy with appropriate clients and family members as directed.
2. Conducts discharge planning. Contacts outpatient services, inpatient treatment providers, extended care facilities, halfway houses and other resources to assist clients in developing and establishing a detailed continuing care plan.
3. Assists in development of client’s treatment plan with other members of a treatment team and updates the treatment plan as policy and procedure delineates.
4. Assesses client’s progress in treatment and documents through progress notes and other electronic documentation as directed.
5. Develops and presents lectures and educational presentations to clients on subjects pertinent to substance use disorders as directed.

Clinical Support /Case Management:
1. Contacts family or significant third parties to provide information and arrange for participation in client’s admission or discharge.
2. Makes appropriate contacts and follow-ups when required to EAP’s, employers, probation or court authorities, attorneys, etc.
3. Participates in appropriate QA activities as directed.

Related Services:
1. Performs appropriately as a treatment team member to ensure quality service to clients.
2. Demonstrates the clinical knowledge and professional skills required to provide care or arrange for the provision of appropriate care for all clients.
3. Interprets the appropriate data to identify each client’s requirements and insures and documents that age specific issues are being addressed. Demonstrates age specific competencies.
4. Policy driven UA and BAC as directed
5. Other duties as assigned.

• Understands confidentiality and HIPPA regulations.
• Is able to document using the DAP format in a way that communicates progress in obtaining treatment goal objectives.
• Is able to make presentation to clie3nts and families on topics related to addiction or related disorders.
• Able to facilitate both individual and group therapy sessions successfully, understands facilitation concepts.
• Demonstrates skill in order to be able to intervene in a crisis situation (i.e. suicide/homicidal ideation or attempts, family conflict, client to client conflicts)
• Has sound theoretical knowledge of addiction, assessment and treatment interventions.
• Demonstrates understanding of treatment planning procedures.
• Has knowledge of and ability to conduct an assessment/clinical interview, mental status examination and make recommendations for treatment.
• Demonstrates a basic understanding of family dynamics and intervention strategies.
• Demonstrates understanding of ASAM dimensions and is able to apply them in decisions related to admission, level of care transfers, discharge and continuing care.
• Demonstrates basic understanding of classes of substances including physiological and psychological effects, symptoms of intoxication, and symptoms of withdrawal.
• Demonstrates knowledge of major diagnostic categories associated with dual disorders.

1. Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or other human service related
2. area required. Dual license in addiction preferred.
3. Prefer at least three years of related experience.
5. Required to maintain CPR Certification.

1. Social and Communication Skills
2. Boundary Setting
3. Critical Thinking
4. Attending and active listening skills
5. A genuine interest in others


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 occasionally required to stand or sit for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimum to high volumes of stress.

It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.