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Chemical Use Program Therapist

Job ID 18599 Omaha, Nebraska

Business: Boys Town

The Chemical Use Program Therapist completes comprehensive chemical use evaluations and assessments on adolescents and facilitates ongoing services in the form of individual, family, and group psychotherapy. No matter the role you play at Boys Town, you further our commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Completes comprehensive chemical use evaluations and assessments on adolescents referred or selected in relation to their use of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork including reports, documentation, assessments, treatment plans, and termination summaries in a timely manner and in accordance with program policies.
  • Conducts mental health assessments with youth referred by courts for comprehensive evaluations including family assessments, psychosocial histories, records review and summary, and drug and alcohol evaluations.
  • Report’s assessment results in appropriate manner for inclusion into the final report disseminated to family and/or other team members who may include social workers, care coordinators, and other court appointed designees.
  • Provides counseling, support, intervention, and referral services to adolescents and their families.
  • Serves as the primary therapist for facilitation of individual and/or family psychotherapy services, individualized to the presenting client and with completion of goals that are aligned with diagnosis and which meet clinical criteria for such treatment services utilized.
  • Serves as the primary group leader for chemical use group(s) and determines appropriate curricula for each selected adolescent including individualizing treatment plans based on needs regarding drug-using and/or mental health and associated behaviors.
  • Serves as a multidisciplinary team member for adolescents assigned to the program.
  • Attends meetings providing updates on youth progress in drug treatment and recommendations.
  • Works collaboratively with all other direct care providers and treatment team members to reinforce behavioral standards and program components.
  • Formulates and designs programs to promote prevention of alcohol and drug usethat are based on empirically supported treatment principles.
  • Provides the surrounding community and additional collaborative contacts with information and education about adolescent drug and alcohol use, outward trends, potential family issues, intervention techniques, and other related topics.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.S. in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
  • 2 years of experience working with adolescents and families.
  • Understanding and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy along with skill set in motivational interviewing.
  • Understanding of the group dynamic and peer culture within a group setting, along with the breadth of child welfare issues and services within the system.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Skills in diagnoses, treatment, and service planning and ability to apply psychological principles and therapeutic intervention.
  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.

Certifications and Licensures:

  • Licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska (LMHP) required; licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
  • Licensed or provisionally licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Nebraska (LADC or PLADC) or willingness to attain provisional status within 12 months of employment.
  • Registered Provider Status in the State of Nebraska preferred.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. 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. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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