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Licensed Therapist - Operation PAR

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2 Open Positions 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Performs advanced substance abuse and mental health counseling work with clients in an outpatient treatment setting. Therapist’s duties include but are not limited assessment, individual/group therapy, and treatment planning. Responsible for servicing primary caseload along with other clients as asssigned. Supervises counseling staff and treatment services as assigned. Responsible for assisting in a broad range of staff training and development activities. The Therapist is also responsible for documenting in accordance with company standards.

Requires Competency in the following practice Dimensions:

Clinical Evaluation and Screening
Treatment Planning 
Service Coordination - Implementing the Treatment Plan
Service Coordination – Consulting
Service Coordination - Continuing Assessment and Treatment Planning
Counseling – Individual
Counseling – Groups
Counseling Families, Couples, and Significant Others
Client, Family, and Community Education
Professional and Ethical Responsibilities


 Understanding Addiction

Understands a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance abuse and uses this knowledge to plan intervention strategies with clients. 
Recognizes the social, political, economic and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist. 
Identifies the behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive substances on the client and family members. 
Recognizes the potential for substance abuse disorders to mimic a variety of medical and psychological disorders and the potential for medical and psychological disorders to co-exist with addiction and substance abuse.
Understands the impact of substance abuse on development.

Treatment Knowledge 

Is aware of a variety of philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of the most generally accepted models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance abuse related problems and develops treatment plans incorporating this knowledge. 
Includes family, social networks and community systems in the treatment and recovery process. 
Uses scientifically supported treatment strategies and methods in clinical practice. 
Participates in interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning and delivery of treatment services. 

Application to Practice

Uses established diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders to determine appropriate placement within the continuum of care. 
Effectively uses treatment strategies and methods in working with adolescents. 
Tailors helping strategies and treatment modalities to the client’s state of dependence, change or recovery. 
Employs interventions tailored to the client’s and family’s level of cultural and language literacy, cultural identity, learning preferences and disabilities, and spiritual and personal identity.
Is familiar with medical and pharmacological resources in the treatment of substance use disorders. 
Understands contractual and program requirements for the provision of services and meets the standards set for units of service delivered and number of clients served.


-Master's degree in counseling or a directly related field
-A minimum of four years of direct client service experience in mental health or substance abuse.



-Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Florida 
-Valid Florida Drivers License
-Current CPR and First Aid Certification if client contact is part of job
-Must pass background and fingerprinting checks
-Must follow current required training requirements of Operation PAR, Inc.


-Ability to move about treatment facility, both indoors and out
-Ability to lift and carry 5 to 10 pounds

Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Full Time

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