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Therapist - Adult Residential

NOVA Treatment Community, Inc. Omaha, NE

Job Description

Adult Therapist

NOVA Treatment Community is hiring a full-time Therapist to work in NOVA TC's Adult Residential Treatment programs.  The Therapist provides therapy, counseling and re-socialization skill training for the treatment of individuals displaying a variety of addictive and personality/behavioral disorders and using the techniques of the Therapeutic Community treatment model.  The Therapist functions as the primary leader, teacher, counselor and parent figure in the treatment milieu.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field and licensure as a LMHP or PLMHP required, and licensure as a Nebraska State Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC or PLADC) preferred.
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, program members and appropriate community agencies and to function in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of a therapeutic community/total learning environment.
  • General knowledge of treatment theory and techniques associated with therapeutic interventions specific to the Therapeutic Community treatment model.
  • Knowledge of the 12-steps of recovery.
  • Knowledge of the psychological/physiological effects of chemical dependency on human behavior.
  • Ability to administer, score and interpret objective testing instruments related to the assessment of addiction.
  • Knowledge of the ASAM-PPC-II Dimensional Criteria and its application to continued treatment, discharge planning, and decision to discharge.
  • Working knowledge of the DSM-IV, and the Multi-Axial method of diagnosis.
  • Ability to prepare reports relative to Substance Abuse Evaluations in a concise, lucid, and timely manner.

Major Responsibilities

  • The planning and implementation of a therapeutic environment that fulfills the physical, emotional, social, and behavioral needs of the program members.
  • Maintain an accurate clinical record that documents program member service needs treatment plans, and progress utilizing agency format and standards for clinical recording.
  • Facilitate individual, family and group therapy sessions.
  • Evaluate program member functioning, including drug taking behavior, social and psychological adjustment, and vocational/educational skills to determine the service needs of the program member.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan that delineates the goals, objectives, methods, and criteria for treatment.
  • Assist in the supervision of program members in treatment activities, including housekeeping activities, group facilitation, recreation and leisure time activities in order to insure an environment that is conducive to the physical, emotional and social well-being of all program members.
  • Intervene and de-escalate volatile situations including physical aggression and property destruction using NOVA TC’s Crisis Intervention techniques.
  • Be on call for crisis situations.

Job Details

Date Posted November 27, 2017
Date Closes December 23, 2017
Address 8502 Mormon Bridge Road
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Adult Residential
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Experienced (7-15 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 21-1011.00 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Zipcode 68152
Name Dawn Clark
Address 8502 Mormon Bridge Road
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68152
Phone (402) 455-8303
FAX (402) 455-7050

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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