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Primary Therapist - Dual Diagnosis

Company: AMFM Healthcare
Location: Capistrano Beach
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

At A Better Life Recovery, we strive to deliver the highest quality of therapy to our clients within our program. We are a licensed and accredited residential and detox treatment program to help those who suffer from chemical dependency and acute mental health issues. We're seeking an experienced Dual DiagnosisTherapist who is eager to make a difference in clients' lives and contribute to our growing mission. The right person for this position will be comfortable managing a caseload that includes up to 6 adults who are undergoing a treatment program for their substance use disorder. Furthermore, the candidate should be willing to listen and work closely with clients to understand their needs and find the best approach to helping them achieve their goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Conduct clinical evaluation, biopsychosocial assessment, client diagnosis, and interpretive summary.
  • Prepare person-centered treatment plans, case management, consultation, education, and referral as needed.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed.
  • Facilitate individual psychotherapy sessions and group therapy.
  • Provide services in accordance to organization's policies and procedures and established Mental Health and Substance Abuse Standards as well as within the scope of practice of the therapist.
  • Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess clients functioning within work, family, and routines of daily living and identify areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist clients.
  • Maintain Electronic Health Records to reflect the course of treatment and provide required documentation.
  • Prepare pre-certification/authorization information to insurance utilization review team and subsequent concurrent review (continued stay) clinical reports per medical necessity criteria.
  • Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, training, and other activities, which ensure effective and efficient functioning of clinical operations.
  • Adhere to organizational standards and policies and procedures, code of ethics, legal aspects of clinical practice, professional standards, duty to warn, abuse and neglect reporting policies and procedures and exercise professionalism at all times. Required Skills and Qualifications:
    • Masters degree or higher in a relevant course of study
    • Acceptable Credentials (Minimum) - Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Clinical Social Worker, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
    • Acceptable Credentials (Desired) - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    • Must have active registration with Board of Behavioral Sciences
    • Hands-on experience in Groups (process, psycho educational, and topic), Family Therapy, Individual Therapy (wide range of modalities accepted), and working with clients with addiction issues.
    • Be able to pass a federal DOJ LiveScan
    • CPR/First Aid Certification
    • Current T.B. clearance Benefits:
      • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance.
      • PTO and Self Care Day.
      • 401k with match.
      • CEU's.
      • Tuition Reimbursement.
      • Health and Fitness Membership. Pay: $65,000-$68,000 for associate level Therapists. Up to $80,000+ for fully licensed Therapists. PI191258005

Keywords: AMFM Healthcare, Laguna Beach , Primary Therapist - Dual Diagnosis, Other , Capistrano Beach, California

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