School-Based Addictions Services Therapist (Personal Services)
Under the clinical supervision of the designated site Clinical Supervisor, the School-Based Addictions Services Therapist (Therapist) is responsible for the programs and services provided to the program participants served by Mirror. Therapists shall operate in accordance with the policies and procedures determined by the Board of Directors and as implemented by his/her supervisor(s) and all parties shall abide by all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Therapists will need to specifically abide by the Kansas Department of Aging & Disability Services, Community Services & Programs Division standards (standards for licensure/certification of alcohol & other drug abuse treatment programs). The duties of this position include curricula development and implementation, psychoeducational presentations, individual counseling, group counseling, case management activities and all related paperwork demands.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Graduate of a four year accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, addictions counseling or a closely related field preferred.* Master's degree matching one of the aforementioned professions would be desirable.
2. Special consideration given to those who are licensed addictions counselors in the State of Kansas. Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Master Addiction Counselor (LMAC) or Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC).
3. Certification to deliver SB 123 services and assessments desirable.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills required as well as ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
5. Capable of maintaining a team spirit. Ability to work cooperatively with others.
6. Must be adaptable to change and have effective organizational skills.
7. Must be able to organize and follow through on multiple tasks.
8. Display consistent, good judgement and decision-making skills.
9. Knowledge in the disease of addiction and the various modes of treatment.
10. Knowledge of the criminal mindset and persons with anti-social, et.al., personality disorder(s).
11. Ability to establish and maintain rapport with the resistive, chemically dependent client.
12. Must be able to pass security check.
13. Employees who have been diagnosed with any type of substance use disorder or behavioral addiction/compulsion must have sustained a minimum of two consecutive years of abstinence from all intoxicating substances and symptoms of their chemical and/or behavioral addiction; and must be in full sustained remission.
14. Must have proficient computer skills or experience and/or skills working with an Electronic Health Record.
15. Since the science of addiction is rapidly evolving counseling staff must have a through working knowledge of the disease of addiction and the various modes of treatment. Must be able to adapt to and implement changing treatment models and techniques.
16. This position may also involve bending, walking stairs and lifting up to 40 pounds on occasion.