SUBSTANCE ABUSE THERAPIST
The Providence Center helps adults, adolescents and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems and addictions by providing treatment and supportive services within a community setting.
The Substance Abuse Therapist will provide individual and group therapy and monitor client progress. Perform initial screening, intake and assessment, orientation, crisis intervention, individual and group substance abuse counseling, case management, client education, referral, treatment planning, and consultation for clients receiving treatment from Providence Center. Treat clients with respect. Evaluate psychological, social and physiological signs and symptoms of substance abuse. Collect pertinent data from appropriate collateral sources in accordance with confidentiality guidelines. Develop a diagnostic evaluation of the client’s substance abuse and any co-existing conditions.
Position may require driving. Must have valid driver’s license, registration, current inspection and insured auto.
EDUCATION/REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Counseling or related field and/or LCDP plus 2 years’ experience in the substance abuse field. Experience with co-occurring disorders preferred. Must have awareness of the general trends in confronting the problems of addiction and recovery.
Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing Spanish