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 Treatment Community treatment model.
- Plan and implement a therapeutic environment that fulfills the physical, emotional, social, and behavioral needs of the program members.
- Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with program members.
- Maintain accurate clinical records that document program member service needs to include treatment planning, treatment progression utilizing agency format and adherence to all standards for clinical recording.
- Facilitate individual sessions to occur twice weekly, family sessions on a weekly basis, and group therapy sessions as indicated by the Clinical Manager, Youth Services.
- 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.
- Intervene and de-escalate volatile situations including physical aggression and property destruction utilizing NOVA TC’s Crisis Intervention Policy and techniques as taught through the Crisis Prevention Institute if needed.
- Assist teaching employees by being active in the NOVA Alternative School by providing services to the students via facilitating team involvement and development associated with the physical education course.
- Be on call for crisis situations.
- Assist with the compliance of all applicable Federal, State, local, and agency regulatory laws, standards and policies.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP), Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) or Provisional Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP), with a preference being for co-licensure as a Nebraska State Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC).
- Minimum of two years clinical experience.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with stressful/ crisis situations.
- Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
- Ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
- Knowledge of the physiological and psychological effects of chemical dependency on human behavior.
- 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.
- Ability to effectively use individual, family and group counseling skills.
- Ability to identify and effectively resolve individual treatment issues with program members.
- Knowledge of the 12 Steps of Recovery.
- Ability to administer, score and interpret objective testing instruments related to the assessment of addiction.
- Knowledge of the ASAM-PPC Dimensional Criteria and its application to continued treatment, discharge planning, and decision to discharge.
- Acquire and maintain on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service’s Preferred Provider listing.