Drug & Alcohol Therapist - Westmoreland

11-Mar-2019, Project STAR - Other
Job Status: Full-Time   Location: Greensburg, PA

Job Summary

The Clinician is responsible for working with clients, their families and other staff for the purpose of providing assessment, ( both behavioral health and Drug and Alcohol ) treatment and support services while under the supervision of the Senior Clinician

Job Relationships

Responsible To: IFS Senior Clinician - Permanency Specialists

Workers Supervised:


Education: Masters in Counseling, Social Work or Human Service field Required.

Licensure: None

Certification: None

Clearances: Act 73 FBI, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, Act 33 Child Clearance. For this position clearances must be obtained prior to start date.

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: SKILLS REQUIRED:
 Trained Clinician using Cognitive Behavioral therapies
 Experience working with diverse populations
 Basic computer skills
 Excellent organizational skills
 Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
 Ability to manage conflict
 Ability to relate well to individuals with challenging personalities
 Ability to relate well to individuals with disabilities
 Ability to adapt well to schedule changes
 Ability to make professional decisions independently in the field

• Act 33/34 Clearances
• FBI Clearance
• Valid, current driver's license and personal automobile liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000 combined single limit coverage
• Approval to verify driving history at the time of authorization and annually; approval to verify insurance coverage at the time of authorization and semi-annually
• Reliable automobile with current inspection
• Vehicle Registration Card
• Ability to meet physical and mental requirements of the job

Job Responsibilities

• Extensive experience working with drug and alcohol/dual diagnoses population
• Efficiently manages assigned caseload and productivity requirements and delivers clinically appropriate services. Services might include behavioral health and or drug and alcohol assessments, evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, caregiver education. Completes treatment plans if relevant.
• Documentation, including assessments, progress notes, staffing notes, billing and logs, discharge summaries is clinically relevant and completed according to policy guidelines.
• Prepares caregiver and any involved community providers for discharge by providing behavioral and or drug and alcohol education, individualized discharge recommendations, making indicated referrals, providing written handouts and documenting information within policy guidelines.
• Consistently attends staffing and treatment meetings on assigned families. Weekly logs completed in a timely manner.
• Attends department meetings, supervision meetings, committee meetings and assigned trainings.
• Develops and implements service plans that reflect the unique needs of all assigned clients in collaboration with clients, referral sources, and judicial guidelines
• Assesses client needs using formal and informal evaluations, referral source recommendations, and client preferences
• Transports clients to visits, medical appointments, hearings and other appointments as needed
• Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with referral sources and other social service agencies
• Collaborates with Project STAR and County Case Workers
• Develop and maintain drug and alcohol resources in Greensburg, Westmoreland County
• Maintains files in accordance with Project STAR policy, contractual requirements, and Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau regulations; Works to maintain professional competence and skills through continuing education and supervision
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Clinician

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Linda Allen
[email protected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299
Please email resumes and cover letters in PDF format, or you may fax them to the number above. The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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