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 (as needed)
position at ACTS' Keystone Adult Addictions Receiving Facility (KAARF) located
in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida
- Understanding Behavior - 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
- Treatment 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 evaluating performance.
- 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 models.
- Professional Readiness - 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.
- Technical 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
- Business Acumen - Knowledgeable 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 of ethics.
- 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 profession.
- Master's degree in social work, counseling,
psychology or other human services field and one year of professional
clinical work experience.
/Safety/Health Considerations:Standing, walking, carrying, stooping, speaking, and listening
Quality of Work
Expected:Level commensurate with satisfactory
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.
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.
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
- Provides 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
- 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
- Responsible for maintaining documentation,
clinical chart of assigned clients and management of records.
- Participates in peer review and provides
direction and professional development as appropriate.
- 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
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.