Would YOU enjoy a career making a positive impact on a young person's life?
The Therapist (QSAP I) will provide residential treatment services, including substance abuse treatment, to clients and their families, consistent with the training, experience, and scope of practice established by their respective discipline and Alabama law.
Job Responsibilities / Essential Functions
Conduct diagnostic interview examination
Develop and implement service planning
Provide recovery support services
Identify and conduct appropriate referrals
Provide client, family and community education
Provide clinical services in individual, group, and family therapy mode, utilizing techniques and theories especially suited for individuals in the treatment population
Perform thorough psychosocial and placement assessments to reflect accurate diagnosis or diagnostic impression.
Consult with other staff regarding appropriate mode of treatment and interventions with clients
Maintain cooperative relationships with treatment community, probation department, court referral and other necessary and authorized agencies
Assist in provision of treatment services that meet center operational and service level requirements
Provide case management services during program participation and for the coordination of continuing care
Fulfill periodic on-call obligations, ensuring availability during on-call service and timely, appropriate response
Ensure content of client file in full compliance with The Bridge Policies and Procedures, Medicaid, and contracting agency standards and regulations regarding client file data entry, quality of file content, timeliness of entries, timeliness of file updates and archiving, and timely, accurate, and pertinent documentation and corresponding billing records
Complete all required documentation in the electronic health record
Assist with general clerical duties
Meet relevant performance and operating State, Federal, Medicaid, and Bridge standards.
Our treatment team needs individuals that genuinely care and are willing to go the extra mile with each and every client. Other requirements include:
Master’s degree in a clinical area (i.e., psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family) ORother behavioral health area with requisite coursework equivalent to that of a degree in above with practicum/internship from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education OR have six (6) month’s post master’s clinical experience
Must be SA certified according to The Bridge policy and ADMH standards within 30 months from date of hire or transfer from a non-ADMH position; OR licensure as a professional counselor (LPC, LMFT, LICSW or LMSW)
Secure CPR and First Aide certification within thirty (30) days of the date of hire and maintain
Obtain the case management certification through the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) prior to
completion of the probationary period, and prior to billing case management services
High level of integrity, dependability, and honesty
Ability to express ideas and directives clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Valid Alabama driver’s license and acceptable driving record
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office software and proficient keyboarding skills
Cultural sensitivity in working with internal and external consumers including clients, staff, volunteers, referral agents, vendors, community organizations, etc.
Effective stress management/composure
Additional Salary Information: Paid Supervision for Licensure Candidates up to $3,000 annually, not to exceed $10,000.
Supplemental Pay for Substance Abuse Certification $1,000 annually
Supplemental Pay for Alabama ALC or MFTA Licensure $1,000 annually
Supplemental Pay for Alabama Licensure in LMFT, LPC, LMSW, LICSW $3,500 annually
Along with the exceptional benefits above, we also provide: paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, health, dental, vision, life, 403 b Retirement with up to 5% match, flexible spending account with up to $500 match, short and long term disability, critical illness, and accident.
Internal Number: 2904
About The Bridge
Founded in 1974, The Bridge provides substance use disorder treatment and behavioral rehabilitation. Our staff are caring, qualified professionals who use proven, evidence-based practices that are individualized for each client.
The mission of The Bridge is to provide treatment opportunities that inspire hope and promote positive, lasting change. Our vision is to innovate, create, and improve access to treatment opportunities for current and future generations. The values of the Bridge are honor, excellence, and integrity.