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Dual Diagnosis Therapist

Company: Comhar Inc.
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Description:***Effective October 15, 2021, all employees/contractors/interns/volunteers are required to provide our office with proof of COVID vaccination.***Dual Diagnosis Therapist Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PMDual Diagnosis Therapist Pay Rate: $55,000.00Dual Diagnosis Therapist Work Location: In person in 19134 areaDUAL DIAGNOSIS THERAPIST Position SummaryThe Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Therapist works from a recovery framework within the team providing individual and group psychotherapy using psychotherapeutic interventions (evidenced based practices preferred), cultural sensitivity, and trauma informed care to help individuals reach their recovery goals.The Dual Diagnosis Therapist (DDT) provides a comprehensive assessment of individuals (who may be children or adults) who may have co-occurring behavioral health and substance use diagnoses. The DDT screens for substance use challenges and develops a recovery plan in partnership with the individual/family. When indicated and appropriate, the recovery plan will include goals, objectives and interventions aimed to also address substance use goals which impact behavioral health goals. The DDT uses a range of psychotherapeutic interventions, including evidence based practices (EBPs), including motivational interviewing and may also include other EBPs (CBT, DBT, EMDR, TF-CBT, etc). A harm reduction model will be employed for participants still active in their substance use. The DDT will assist the individual in developing skills required to work toward their recovery and wellness goals.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides recovery oriented screenings and comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments for assigned individual with particular reference to substance use challenges, when appropriate.
  • Provides individual and group therapy to address addictive behaviors that complicate primary mental/behavioral health issues, using Evidence Based practices and approaches such as: CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, IDDT, TAMAR, EMDR and Harm Reduction.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings, individual supervision, group supervision to review progress on cases in order to ensure communication and comprehensive approach to treatment including collaborating with external teams to ensure coordination between systems; participates in supervision/meetings aimed to enhance skills related to providing effective care for those with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use needs.
  • Views individuals from a strengths approach in preparation of treatment plans, with a focus on recovery.
  • Completes assessments, reports and structured screening tools on a regular basis (i.e. PHQ-9, tobacco screen, CAGE-Aid, PTSD scale, etc.) to ensure quality data and outcome reporting.
  • Maintains and updates community resources, particularly around substance use resources, provides information and shares with team.
  • Completes all clinical documentation and other required paperwork according to required time frames and according to program guidelines.
  • Participates in required clinical trainings and supervision sessions.
  • Participates in required agency meetings; attends in service training in order to meet mandated training hours and ensure professional development.
  • Maintains professional and ethical interactions and services.
  • Adheres to all requirements, expectations, guidelines, regulations and procedures outlined by the program, COMHAR, and all regulatory bodies (ex: CBH, OMHSAS, DBHIDS, NIAC, etc).
  • Plans and assists individuals to increase community tenure, enhance quality of life, and attain highest level of independent functioning.
  • Demonstrate active caseload management: evaluating level and frequency of care, outreach and consistent scheduling, prompting care coordination (as appropriate), and following discharge/aftercare planning
  • If needed, will provide flexibility in scheduling including: participate in on call rotation schedule to permit 24 hour/7 day a week access or participate in evening and weekend scheduled hours, if required for delivery of services
  • Completes all trainings required to maintain certification as a DDT therapist.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, based on program needs.Requirements:Dual Diagnosis Therapist Job RequirementsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and Experience:Must have master's degree (License preferred) plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in substance use and mental/behavioral health fieldOrFull certification as an addictions counselor or a co-occurring disorders professional by a statewide certification body which is a member of a National Certification Body or certified by another state government's certification board. (Certification includes: CAADC, ADC, CAAC, CCJP, CCDP, and CCDPD). Advanced degree preferred with experience working with individuals diagnosed with both mental/behavioral health and substance use diagnoses. (Agency works with each clinician to develop a training program to expand their expertise in evidence based practices).Experience working with people struggling with both active Substance Abuse and MH challenges.Skills Required:Must have excellent verbal/written communication skills and work well with people; good, creative problem solving skills; excellent clinical skills including assessment, individual and group therapy; knowledge of behavioral health and criminal justice systems, community resources; ability to work independently, and be flexible/adaptive in handling changing priorities in a fast paced work environment; computer skills required.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position does not have supervisory responsibilities.PIb1e80f4f4101-31191-34187939

Keywords: Comhar Inc., Philadelphia , Dual Diagnosis Therapist, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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