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Chemical Use Program Therapist

Boys Town Omaha, NE
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Job Summary:

The Chemical Use Program Therapist completes comprehensive chemical use evaluations and assessments on adolescents and facilitates ongoing services in the form of individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:

  • Completes comprehensive chemical use evaluations and assessments on adolescents referred or selected in relation to their use of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Provides counseling, support, intervention, and referral services to adolescents and their families.
  • Engages in ongoing supervision and training to ensure specific and broad based competence and credentialing.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagans Boys Home mission.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Understanding and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy along with skill set in motivational interviewing.
  • Understanding of the group dynamic and peer culture within a group setting, along with the breadth of child welfare issues and services within the system.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Skills in diagnoses, treatment, and service planning and ability to apply psychological principles and therapeutic intervention.
  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • M.A. or M.S. in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
  • 2 years of experience working with adolescents and families.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURES, AND LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska (LMHP) required; licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
  • Licensed or provisionally licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Nebraska (LADC or PLADC) or willingness to attain provisional status within 12 months of employment.
  • Registered Provider Status in the State of Nebraska preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT USAGE:

Reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, youth, or families.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally and inside conditions frequently. Includes constant interruptions, inappropriate behaviors, and the potential for verbal and physical threats from youth.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Towns mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted:November 18, 2022

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted November 18, 2022
Date Closes December 18, 2022
Requisition 19844
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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