MTK Resources
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MTK Resources

South Amboy, NJ

Inpatient Primary Therapist - Raritan Bay

$50,000-$60,000 / YEAR

The Therapist plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved programs for patients in hospitals, substance abuse facilities, or other institution. Inspires and motivates clients and to help them develop tools to work toward recovery using evidence-based and person-centered practices

Specific Responsibilities:

* Evaluate clients' mental and physical health, addiction, or problem behavior and assess their readiness for treatment

* Help clients develop treatment goals and plans

* Review and recommend treatment options with clients and their families

* Help clients develop skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior

* Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery

* Teach families about addiction or behavior disorders and help them develop strategies to cope with those problems

* Refer clients to other resources and services, such as job placement services and support groups

* Conduct outreach programs to help people identify the signs of addiction and other destructive behavior, as well as steps to take to avoid such behavior

* Direct oversight of census within assigned area, including ensuring adequate leads and/or direction where appropriate.

* Ensures site meets census/budgetary requirements.

Education and Experience:

* Master's degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required; licensure as a LCADC, LSW, LPC, LCSW, LAC, CADC required

* One to three years of experience in a behavioral healthcare or substance abuse settings serving culturally diverse populations.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

* Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

* Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.

* Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.

* Proven ability to handle multiple projects under pressure.

* Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

* Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and the ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into the organization.

* Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts.

* Exhibits excellent customer relation skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, residents, visitors, families and referral sources.

* Knowledge of group, individual and family counseling

Job Requirements
  • Providing individual and family therapy
  • Administer individual and group therapy
  • Provide individual, family and group therapy
  • Provide outpatient sexual offender treatment groups
  • Conduct patient assessments and establish therapy treatment goals
  • Provide individual, family, and group counseling
  • Provide individual, family and/or group therapy to children, adolescents and adults
  • Communicate patient progress, treatment plan and aftercare with family and outpatient therapist
  • Providing individual, group and family therapy
  • Develop effective and timely treatment goals with measurable objectives and well defined roles
  • Facilitate therapeutic groups and outpatient counseling services to identified population
  • Providing diagnostic assessments, formulating treatment plans, and providing ongoing individual, family and group therapy primarily to adults
  • Providing mental health and substance abuse counseling to children, adolescents, adults and/or families
  • Provide therapy to children, adolescents, and families
  • Perform individual and family therapy sessions within the framework of treatment plan goals
  • Perform individual and family therapy sessions within the frame work of treatment plan goals
  • Provide individual and group therapy to adolescents with mental health (with and without comorbid substance abuse) disorders
  • Facilitate individual sessions with outpatient clients demonstrating knowledge of eating disorders and the principles and techniques of group therapy
  • Providing outpatient psychotherapy to children and adolescents in a diverse population
  • Providing outpatient psychotherapy to a diverse population