Licensed Substance Use Disorder Therapist

Licensed Substance Use Disorder Therapist-Provisional

Responsible for completing psychosocial assessments, leading one on one and group therapy within a Substance Use Disorder setting in accordance with evidence-based practices. Assesses patient needs based upon a face-to-face clinical interview, case history review and information obtained from collateral sources such as family members, the referent or other parties. Recognizes signs/symptoms associated with risk of harm to self and/or others and implements appropriate interventions as necessary. Develops and implements an appropriate treatment plan of care for the patient based upon relevant clinical information and diagnosis. Consults with family members or professionals from other agencies/organizations as necessary in developing optimal treatment services. Practices under a licensed provider/licensed supervision, and typically is working toward their own independent licensure.

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Evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment

Perform psychosocial and diagnostic assessments in accordance with ASAM Criteria
Diagnose patients in accordance with the current DSM
Involve collateral sources in patient’s treatment as clinically indicated (e.g., family, friends, etc.)
Develop individual treatment plans to help patients achieve their goals
Provide individual, group and family psychotherapy services as indicated by the treatment plan
Provide crisis psychotherapy
Refer patients to other services as clinically indicated.
Willingness to work with all patients seen at one’s site of care as indicated by the site. (i.e., ages, diagnostic presentations, comorbidities, etc. in accordance with one’s scope of licensure and abilities)
May perform Employee Assistance Programing
Utilize evidenced based practices in treatment
Seek consultation from your Clinical Supervisor when needed
Follow all ethical and regulatory guidelines
Establish professional boundaries with patients and consult with clinical supervisor on any situation that may arise
Will complete drug and alcohol toxicology screenings as needed
May provide substance use disorder consultations in other UnityPoint Health locations
Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services
May complete court commitment reports

Collaboration and Coordination

Active participation with clinical supervisor on supervision plan
Participate in individual and group supervision from one’s clinical supervisor
Participate in all required trainings and educational activities
Participate in department level meetings and huddles
Be responsive to patients in applicable communication mode
May provide clinical supervision for provisionally licensed, or practicum students

Documentation and Administrative Functions
Maintain licensure
Maintain eligibility to bill for government payers (i.e., not on the Medicaid/Medicare exclusion list.)
Document services accurately and timely patient progress with treatment plan goals
Achieve site of care productivity standards
May be responsible for insurance authorizations
Education: Master of Science Degree in Social Work, Professional Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy with a clinical/mental health concentration from an accredited school

Experience: Applicants should have completed practicum experiences as part of their accredited program. One year of experience working with individuals with substance use disorders. Lived experience

License(s)/Certification(s): Iowa: LMSW, tLMFT, tLMHC. Illinois: LPC, QMRP, or the LMSW (temporary licensure is not a requirement if applicant meets QMHP criteria). Wisconsin: CAPSW, LPC-IT, MFT-IT. May be required to obtain BLS within six months of hire for certain sites. Iowa: Substance Abuse Certification (tCADC, CADC, IADC, IAADC). Illinois: Substance Abuse Certification CADC, CRADC, CSADC, CAADC. Wisconsin: Substance Abuse Cert. SAC, CSAC, AODA
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: (see sample KSA’s in JD Writing Guide)
Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.