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Clinical Therapist - Jail based, Jefferson County

at Intervention, Inc.

Posted: 11/9/2019
Job Reference #: 1730

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Title:Clinical Therapist - Jail based, Jefferson County
ID:1730
Department:BTS/Jefferson County Jail

The mission of Behavioral Treatment Services is to provide quality treatment services to people in need, and to enhance the health and well-being of our community. Behavioral Treatment Services provides a continuum of specialized adult offender substance abuse and mental health treatment. Being a part of the BTS team means being a part of the forefront of Colorado’s behavioral health and criminal justice programs and initiatives. Our goal as an agency is to provide a space toward client healing, to reduce criminal recidivism, assist clients in working towards personal growth, and collaborating with the system and client to work towards mutually agreeable goals.

In addition to this rewarding, meaningful, and exciting work, we offer:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with a generous 100% immediately vested employer match
  • Paid life insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, and Personal Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Free trainings covering topics such as Trauma-Informed Care, First Aid Certification, Cultural Diversity, Professional Boundaries, Criminal Thinking, Motivational Interviewing
  • 1 CAC II class reimbursed 100% every 6-months
  • A paid wellness hour 1x/week (within 40-hour work week) to promote self-care and wellness-related activities
  • Opportunities for internal advancement
  • Bi-weekly individual and group licensure supervision (LCSW, LPC, CAC II/III/LAC)
  • BTS is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


SUMMARY:
Provide evaluations, individual and group interventions, education groups, and follow-up support to clients who are incarcerated within the Jefferson County jail. Collaborate with client to develop, implement, and revise individualized service plan, maintain required documentation, and collaborate with treatment team to provide trauma-informed clinical care.

Location: THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED WITHIN THE JEFFERSON COUNTY JAIL

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Treat all clients with dignity and respect;
  • Conduct drug/alcohol evaluations; interview clients for admission; assess the need for on-going treatment or referral to other agencies;
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions;
  • Collaborate with Client to develop, implement, and revise individualized treatment plans;
  • Integrate Motivational Enhancement Therapy into all aspects of counseling;
  • Provide psycho-education classes and other educational presentations on substance abuse and mental illness;
  • Communicate with families, probation/parole officers, and community agencies regarding treatment, discharge and aftercare plans;
  • Maintain required documentation in all areas including, but not limited to: counselor’s admit notes, assessments, daily charting, weekly clinical staffing notes, and discharge summaries according to company and professionally accepted standards;
  • Attend treatment team and jail program staff meetings and clinical staffing;
  • Attend training sessions for the purpose of upgrading skills and obtaining or maintaining counselor certification;
  • Collaborate with peer mentors;
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary by the Treatment Team, Clinical Supervisor or Project Manager.
  • Observe confidentiality requirements;
  • Functions in accordance with the professions Code of Ethics and Facility’s policies and procedures;

Work Traits:
  • Utilizes referral sources appropriately;
  • Controls problem situations in a calm and directive manner;
  • Demonstrates personal & professional growth on an ongoing basis;
  • Demonstrates competency in accordance with the 12 core counseling functions defined by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Certification as a Certified Addictions Counselor II (CAC II), CAC III preferred;
  • Experience providing clinical services;
  • Familiarity with evidence-based treatment models;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to enter data into variety of computer software
  • Ability to pass fingerprinting, criminal background check, drug screen, and child abuse registry check.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field;
  • Licensed clinician in respective discipline: LCSW, LPC, LMFT, LAC
  • Experience working in a substance abuse treatment program with a diverse population;
  • Experience providing substance abuse treatment to adult offenders;
  • Familiar with evidence-based treatment models;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus



No relocation assistance available.

THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED, FULL-TIME BENEFIT ELIGIBLE POSITION, INCLUDING MEDICAL AND DENTAL INSURANCE, 401(K) RETIREMENT PROGRAM WITH GENEROUS COMPANY MATCH, AND PAID TIME OFF

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