Residential Therapist, Full-Time

Position Reports To: Residential Coordinator

Supervision Exercised: None

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

The Residential Therapist is responsible for the delivery of clinical services to residential clients. They are responsible for completion of psycho-social assessment, treatment planning, and discharge/aftercare planning activities for residential clients. They provide individual, group, and didactic sessions on the core program/activities calendar and agency policy. Residential Therapists assist in the program development by submitting suggestions to the residential coordinator.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Management of a caseload of clients in residential treatment.
  • Complete a bio-psychosocial assessment of each client assigned to his/her caseload within the allotted time frame, per policy/practice.
  • Complete an individualized treatment plan based on problem areas, within the allotted time frame, per agency policy/practice.
  • Meet with assigned clients for individual sessions a minimum of two times per week.
  • Complete a discharge summary and develop an aftercare plan with clients prior to discharge, detailing all aftercare recommendations.
  • Counsel clients regarding their written treatment plan, progress in treatment and their discharge/after care plan.
  • Attend and lead/co-facilitate daily group therapy sessions.
  • Prepare and provide didactic presentations for residential clients.
  • Facilitate family meetings on site as scheduled and/or needed.
  • Document on clients: their progress in individual and group sessions and all other significant information.
  • Complete ADIA discharge within seven (7) days of actual client discharge.
  • Communicate any medical information and/or medication reactions to the nurse in a timely manner.
  • Provide information to and support the residential physician, nurse, coordinator and CCT’s.
  • Communicate with clients, significant others, referral sources and all others involved, as needed, and in accordance with federal confidentiality guidelines.
  • Attend staff development and training in-service and workshops, internally and externally on a regular basis.
  • Function as a back up to the residential coordinator on a rotation basis, as needed.
  • Provide an-call consultation to other residential staff on a rotating basis, as needed.
  • Function as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, which includes:
    • Attend and actively participate in weekly Treatment Planning Review (TPR) meetings.
    • Present each assigned client in TPR to review treatment planning and counseling process.
    • Complete TPR forms within first seven (7) days of admission and submit the completed form in the following TPR meeting.
    • Attend and actively participate in weekly Treatment Planning Review (TPR) meetings.
    • Present each assigned client in TPR to review treatment planning and counseling process.
    • Complete TPR forms within first seven (7) days of admission and submit the completed form in the following TPR meeting.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

Education:

  • Knowledge of chemical dependency, counseling techniques, and C.A.C. I or II or equivalent, required.
  • Master’s Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or similar related human service field is required.

Experience:

  • One year or more in counseling, 12-Step Program, and working with substance abusers.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to work in an intense environment with diverse and sometimes difficult individuals.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal are required.
  • Must possess good organizational and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple agendas on a time-limited basis.
  • Support and facilitate client involvement with ancillary services, which include: exercise, public health education, and job training.

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