Senior Therapist, Alexandria Residential Treatment Center

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$62,657.92 - $85,864.74 Annually
Posted
Jan 09, 2019
Closes
Jan 23, 2019
Ref
2019-00178
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

Senior Therapist
Alexandria Residential Treatment Center (ARTC)  
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Senior Therapist position.


An Overview
ARTC is an innovative, short-term residential treatment program located in the City of Alexandria Virginia. The program uses state of the art, best practice approaches to help clients achieve and maintain a life of recovery and meaning. The Senior Therapist provides clinical services (e.g. group, individual and family therapy, case management, crisis intervention, assessment and diagnostic services) to clients with substance abuse and co-occurring emotional, behavioral, physical, psychiatric or other related challenges.
 
What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should be able to multi-task in an environment that is fast-paced and constantly evolving, working with clients who range in stages of early recovery up to thirty (30) days of sobriety, current treatment modalities recognized as evidence-based, crisis de-escalation/management skills, establishing and maintaining therapeutic boundaries, providing services to, and working with, a culturally diverse population, and conducting biopsychosocial assessments, including a mental status exam.
 
The Opportunity

  • Collaborates with clients to develop individualized treatment plans based on strengths, needs, abilities and preferences;
  • Implements group-oriented treatment and therapy programs using evidence-based approaches;
  • Facilitates individual and family therapy;
  • Provides case management services;
  • Provides crisis intervention services;
  • Facilitates treatment team meetings;
  • Interfaces with referral and collateral service providers to conduct outreach, transition coordination and treatment planning;
  • Prepares a variety of reports and documents, including clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan and progress notes, using a computerized clinical record;
  • Attends staff meetings, multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings and training sessions;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices.  Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

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