Substance Abuse Therapist

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The individual who fills this position demonstrates that he or she is capable of carrying-out the following roles and responsibilities: 

  • Perform services in general practice. 
  • Perform individual therapy for children and adults.
  • Diagnose clients by using DSM 5 and other standardized diagnostic tools.
  • Assess client's immediate functional impairments, including psychosocial and bio psychosocial information using standardized assessment tools and evaluations.
  • Treat clients, focusing treatment on symptom resolution, crisis planning, and improvement of functioning.
  • Develop treatment plan using person-centered processes and client input to determine goals, objectives and best practice treatment modalities, including frequency and duration of treatment.
  • Facilitate therapeutic process that allows the client to explore resolutions and create positive change, as well as reviewing progress on a regular basis.
  • Obtain other needed treatment and resources by making referrals as needed, including coordination of care with other treatment professionals, such as primary care physicians, psychiatrists and case managers.
  • Monitor progress toward treatment goals by evaluating progress on a regular basis and adjusting treatment as needed.
  • Educate family members by advising on the most appropriate and helpful roles they can fulfill in the treatment process; treating relationship issues with appropriate consents and releases of information.
  • Maintain patient records by following protocols, adhering to timelines, entering and updating data, maintaining case history and progress notes.
  • Prepare clinical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing patient data and trends.

Required Skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Team player

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Working telephone
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass all regulatory checks
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • State  Licensure LMSW or LPC
  • Must be able to work evenings.
  • Must be willing to see children as young as 3-years-old.
  • Substance abuse certification required

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Job Location: 
Owosso, Michigan