POWER’s Mission: Helping women reclaim their lives from addiction and related emotional health issues, and improving the well-being of future generations.
Therapist Job Summary
Founded in 1990, POWER is the region’s leader of substance use treatment for women. We are a not-for-profit organization committed to providing quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to women with substance use and co-occurring disorders. POWER serves 1,400 individuals each year and is growing. Currently, we are recruiting for a Therapist to work in POWER’s outpatient program, POWER New Day. The Therapist, who is a member of the Treatment Team, is responsible for working with women in treatment in a manner that is gender-responsive and trauma-informed, to help them develop an individualized treatment plan and achieve their goals and objectives, by learning the skills necessary to live free from the burden of addiction.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments, which, together with screening, level of care assessment, and other initial diagnostic interviews and strategies; drive treatment planning.
- Together with clients, help to identify needs and develop individualized, strength-based treatment plans that reflect client’s goals and objectives. Review and update Treatment Plans as required.
- Provide individual and group therapy.
- Provide family education and counseling.
- Provide drug and alcohol education and facilitate psycho-education groups and life skills development classes as needed.
- Work with the consulting psychiatrist to ensure that clients’ behavioral health needs are being addressed and help to facilitate and integrate the psychiatrist’s recommendations.
- As a member of the treatment team, using a strength-based and trauma-informed approach, works collaboratively with the clients and other treatment team members (internal and external) to help support clients in their treatment and recovery.
- Is knowledgeable about and remains in compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; including, for example, all of POWER’s policies and procedures and Quality
- Assurance Plan, DDAP requirements, State Licensing standards, County Monitoring requirements, and managed care regulations.
- As needed, conduct screening and assessments, utilizing ASAM criteria, to determine the appropriate level of care. Based on the assessments, refer clients to the appropriate treatment programs and agencies.
- Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date electronic clinical records.
- Participate in all staff development and training as required.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in a drug and alcohol or mental health setting; or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, and a minimum of three (3) years experience in a drug and alcohol or mental health setting. LCSW or LPC preferred for master-level candidates and CADC preferred for bachelor-level candidates. Clinicians who are not already licensed or certified by PCB must be willing to work towards licensure or certification within the first 1-2 years of employment.
- Experience in a women-centered treatment environment or with gender-responsive care preferred.
- Experience with trauma-informed services; motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and the use of motivational incentives, preferred.
- Personal recovery experience not required, however, knowledge of recovery support systems and 12-Step programs preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and engagement skills.
- Strong organizational and time-management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Value for and ability to deliver excellent customer service.
- Good computer skills; experience with an EMR system preferred.
- Valid PA driver’s license.
- Self-directed and flexible to meet the needs of clients and management, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Understand and support a trauma-informed system of care.
- Model and support clients and staff in health and wellness activities and with using healthy coping skills.
- Support organization’s mission with a sensitivity of cultural diversity and workplace harmony.
- Ability to secure Act 33 and 34 clearances.
Master’s Level starting annual rate $ 44,000 and Bachelors level starting rate is $33,500
As a service provider and employer, POWER values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Accordingly, POWER does not in engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic code, or other factor protected by law.
If you meet the qualifications and are willing to embrace POWER’s mission, vision, and values, submit your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
For more information about POWER, visit www.power-recovery.com
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