Facilitate individual therapy and psycho-educational group sessions to men and women with substance
abuse problems. Comprehensive treatment addresses all issues affected by addiction including the
physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well being of the individual and family. Utilize an
integrated multi-disciplinary approach, applying evidence-based practices and values the 12-Step
principles: the need for a community; the responsibility of the individual; peer support; and willingness to
change. Responsibilities include evaluating the needs of clients and developing treatment plans.
Treatment plans are designed with the individual in mind, and focus on their strengths, needs, and
aspirations. The therapist maintains accurate detailed observation and progress records, adhering to laws
regarding confidentiality and reporting requirements. Areas of training include: Case Presentation & Case
Conceptualization, Co-Occurring Disorders, Crisis Management, Diagnostic Criteria, Discharge/Aftercare,
Outpatient Services, Residential Services, Substance Abuse and Treatment, Trauma/PTSD.
• Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors.
• Counsel clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child
rearing, home management, and financial difficulties.
• Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting
their problems in a constructive manner.
• Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations
• Collect information about clients, using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, and
• Develop and implement individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems
• Determine whether clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists in such fields as
medicine, psychiatry, and legal aid.
• Confer with clients to develop plans for post treatment activities.
• Confer with other counselors in order to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling
• Follow up on results of counseling programs and clients' adjustments to determine effectiveness of
• Provide instructions to clients on how to obtain help with legal, financial, and other personal
issues. (Referral to vocational counselor)
• Candidates must have completed or be currently enrolled in an accredited MFT or MSW program.
• Candidates should be proactive and have strong written and verbal skills and ability to commit to
20-40 hours per week for a minimum of 9 months. Candidates must be able to work within
program hours of operation (Monday-Friday; 8am 5pm).
• There will also be opportunities for evening hours Monday-Friday and weekend hours
• Experience with or interest in alcohol and drug education and/or substance abuse related services
• Interns trainees who pass an initial interview must provide proof of current TB test.
• Prior to hire, all interns/trainees must complete Live Scan fingerprinting and provide individual
malpractice insurance, if applicable; Interns are responsible for all fees associated with the above