Outpatient Therapist (Substance Abuse Services) in Mays Landing at Recovery Centers of America

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Atlantic Avenue
    Mays Landing
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/9/2018

Job Description

At Recovery Centers of America our guiding principal is 'now'. Urgency is the key to addiction recovery. We are an expanding, five star rehabilitation facility that prides itself on 'servant leadership'. RCA wants to inspire, motivate and provide top quality care to each and every individual. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of excellence and offer an opportunity for each and every person to shine.

What We Need:

To facilitate and accelerate the aggressive growth that RCA is experiencing, the Therapist plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved programs for patients in hospitals, substance abuse facilities, or other institution. Inspires and motivates RCA clients and to help them develop tools to work toward recovery using evidence-based and person-centered practices.

What You’ll Do:

  • Evaluate clients’ mental and physical health, addiction, or problem behavior and assess their readiness for treatment
  • Help clients develop treatment goals and plans
  • Review and recommend treatment options with clients and their families
  • Help clients develop skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior
  • Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery
  • Teach families about addiction or behavior disorders and help them develop strategies to cope with those problems
  • Refer clients to other resources and services, such as job placement services and support groups
  • Conduct outreach programs to help people identify the signs of addiction and other destructive behavior, as well as steps to take to avoid such behavior
  • Direct oversight of census within assigned area, including ensuring adequate leads and/or direction where appropriate.
  • Ensures site meets census/budgetary requirements.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with CADC in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required; Master’s Degree preferred; licensure as a MHC, LMHC, LMSW, LICSW preferred, or Ph.D. in Psychology preferred.
  • One to three years of experience in a behavioral healthcare or substance abuse settings serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects under pressure.
  • Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and the ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the organization.
  • Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts.
  • Exhibits excellent customer relation skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, residents, visitors, families and referral sources.
  • Knowledge of group, individual and family counseling

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