Chemical Use Program Therapist (IOP)

  • Boys Town
  • Boys Town, NE, USA
  • Oct 09, 2019
Full time Licensed Professional Licensed Substance Abuse Professional

Job Description

Job Title: Chemical Use Program Therapist -Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Location: Omaha, Nebraska


Job Summary:

In a career as a Chemical Use Program Therapist, you will provide families with a heavy dosage of hope. Many families face chemical dependency issues and struggle to find the help they need when it comes to experiencing behavioral, emotional, academic or substance abuse concerns. Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinics are safe, caring environments where individuals find help, healing and hope. Our mission is to treat problems early, before they develop into more serious behavioral health issues.



  • Complete comprehensive chemical use evaluations and assessments on adolescents referred or selected in relation to their use of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Conduct mental health assessments with youth referred by courts for comprehensive psychology evaluations including family assessments, psychosocial histories, records review and summary, and drug and alcohol evaluations.
  • Report assessment results in appropriate manner for inclusion into the final report disseminated to family and/or other team members who may include social workers, care coordinators, and other court appointed designees.
  • Serve as the primary therapist for facilitation of individual and/or family psychotherapy services, individualized to the presenting client and with completion of goals that are aligned with diagnosis and which meet clinical criteria for such treatment services utilized.
  • Serve as the primary group leader for Intensive Outpatient group(s) and determine appropriate curricula for each selected adolescent including individualizing treatment plans based on needs regarding drug-using and/or mental health and associated behaviors.
  • Serve as a multidisciplinary team member for adolescents assigned to the program.
  • Work collaboratively with all other direct care providers and treatment team members to reinforce behavioral standards and program components.
  • Evening hours for completion of job duties required

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.S. in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
  • 2 years of experience working with adolescents and families
  • Licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska (LMHP); licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) preferred. Will consider Provisional License (PLMHP)
  • Licensed or provisionally licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Nebraska (LADC or PLADC).
  • Registered Provider Status in the State of Nebraska preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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