Characteristics of Position:
This is a professional clinical
position in a human services agency providing alcohol, drug abuse, mental
health or juvenile justice services. Therapists provide appropriate
assessment, therapy and documentation.
This is a PRN position located at the Adult Addictions Receiving
Facility (AARF) in Tampa, Florida.
Location: Tampa, Florida
- Understands applicable theories of addiction and human behavior;
recognizes the risk and resiliency components of the personal,
environmental, social and cultural contexts; co-occurring competent;
analyzes and distinguishes between the contributing interactions of
physical, social, behavioral, psychological and social factors.
Knowledge - Versed
in science based treatment philosophy, models and practice; incorporates
the use of other disciplines, family, social networks and community
resources in support of individual recovery; utilizes outcome measures in
- Application to
Practice - Effectively
matches client needs to appropriate levels and modalities of care;
individualizes strategies and interventions to individual client recovery
needs, preferences, readiness, stage of change and unique co-occurring
disorder, language, gender and cultural considerations; makes optimum
therapeutic use of client crises; incorporates and utilizes pharmaceutic
interventions as appropriate; adheres to the fidelity of selected practice
Understands and respects diverse cultures and cultural differences;
comfortable with and responds to persons with disabilities; evidences
personal awareness of strengths, limitations and biases; behaves ethically
and adheres to professional standards of conduct; pursues guidance
and supervision and continuous professional development opportunities;
remains aware of personal and professional limits in knowledge and expertise.
Capabilities - Proficient
in the use of Electronic Health Records; effectively utilizes electronic
medium (internet, intranet, phones, etc.) to communicate and stay abreast
of changes in the field and political and community environments; thoroughly
documents and records professional events/activities.
- Business Acumen
of support and benefits available to clients and aggressively works to
enable client access to those resources; proficient in the matching and
billing of services provided to appropriate fund sources and maintaining
audit compliant backup documentation; consistently meets or exceeds
established case load size and productivity standards.
- Professional - Offer
consultative services and resources; offer collaboration with community
institutions and systems; offer techniques for interacting with community
systems (e.g., courts, lawyers, schools); capable in methods of clinical
supervision, clinical consultation, and clinical teaching; knowledgeable
in Self-assessment methodologies; adheres to professional values and codes
- Analytical - Increased depth
and breadth of practice skills; independent competence with diverse
diagnostic groups; ability to adapt core knowledge to unique needs of
client and milieu; clear definition of limitations in level of expertise
and scope of practice; continued participation in direct practice
activities; ongoing motivation for learning from practice experience,
commitment to and implementation of continuing professional development;
maintenance of highest level of ethical standards for the profession.
- Leadership - Specialization
in one or more areas of expertise; expertise in participating in the
professional development of colleagues (through mentorship, supervision
and other modes of teaching); leadership in developing and expanding
intervention strategies; leadership in defining and attending to
professional issues; ability to expand the conceptual knowledge of the
- Master's degree
in social work, counseling, psychology or other human services field and
one year of professional clinical work experience.
Physical /Safety/Health Considerations: Standing, walking,
carrying, stooping, speaking, and listening
Incentives and Differentials:
Quality of Work Expected: Level
commensurate with satisfactory Therapist performance
Quantity of Work Expected: Commensurate
with level necessary to fully meet obligations
Supervision: This position does
not provide supervision to others, and reports to the Program Director.
Scope of Responsibilities:
Assess when admitting new
clients, provide clinical services, maintain and prepare reports and clinical
charts, professionally communicates and provides consultations to parents,
agencies and organizations as needed.
Core Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Adheres to regulatory bodies and
licensing rules, guidelines and established protocols to carry out all duties
required by contract, licensure, accreditation, and certification relative to
agency, program, service assignment and agency designated model for treating
persons with co-occurring mental and substance disorders.
- Assesses clients
for admission into treatment services and admits new clients, insuring
proper documentation and that rules/requirements of program are explained
clinical services including, but not limited to individual, group and
family therapy, assessments, develop, monitor and update treatment plan, and
discharge planning, gives consultation to parents, and maintains
professional communication with referral sources.
- Observes clients
for behavioral changes and progress in treatment and engages clients to
talk about their mental illness and substance abuse, communicates
empathically with clients regarding addiction, mental illness, medications
and recovery, communicates with clients to promote understanding of their
illness/illnesses and hope for recovery.
- Conducts face to
face interviews with clients to develop individual behavioral health or
treatment plans and reviews individual behavioral health treatment plan
prior to physician review and authorization.
- Responsible for
maintaining documentation, clinical chart of assigned clients and
management of records.
- Participates in
peer review and provides direction and professional development as
- Performs related
work as required /assigned.
The omission of specific
statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not
listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to position.
ACTS is an EEO/AA DFWP Employer.