Therapist - Family or Primary - Substance Abuse
- Full Time
Job Description Primary Therapist - Maryland Position Overview: The Therapist plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved programs for patients in hospitals, substance abuse facilities, or other institutions. Inspires and motivates RCA clients and to help them develop tools to work toward recovery using evidence-based and person-centered practices. Specific Responsibilities: * 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 Education and Experience: * Master's degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required and licensure or certification as an Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the State of Maryland. * 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 case management for dual diagnosis patient. Competencies: * Customer Service: Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers' needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available. * Problem Solving: Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analyses, searches for best solutions; responds quickly to new challenges. * Communication Proficiency: Comfortable using a broad range of communication styles, and ability to choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate to different audiences in diverse situations. * Project Management: Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing scope, time, cost and quality. Company Description Recovery Centers of America - MCAT - Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment is transforming the treatment of addiction and the capabilities of those in recovery. Our goal is to help 1-million Americans achieve and sustain meaningful, lasting recovery, and to become a leading force for advocacy, public education and the advancement of addiction medicine. We make treatment for addiction and mental health disorders as accessible and affordable as any other disease. Close to Recovery, Close to Home. Every neighborhood-based RCA addiction recovery center is designed to keep you close to the people who support and love you. It's been proven when you're connected to, and supported by, family and friends while building other, ongoing support networks, your recovery is proven to be more likely to be successful. Our five-star addiction recovery centers provides comfort to our patients as well as helping erase the stigma and shame of addiction and its treatment. This is an essential component to helping patients enter and maintain a long-term meaningful recovery. Getting well where a patient lives and works allows them and their family to build lasting support networks, connections, and friendships with others on the same path to recovery.