Substance Abuse Mental Health Therapist

Job Description

We are seeking a Substance Abuse Mental Health Therapist  to join our team! You will be responsible for implementing effective treatment plans to clients in an individual or group setting.

General Function:

To assist clients understand their problems and what causes them to engage in addictive behavior. To help clients understand ways to cope and potentially incorporate methods, such as the 12-step program, to help clients toward recovery/relapse prevention


  • Counsel and advise individuals or groups with substance abuse problems.

  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans.

  • Establish treatment goals and milestones with clients.

  • Prepare progress reports and letters for relevant parties.

  • Educate families and groups on substance abuse treatments and prevention programs.

  • Facilitate referrals to other healthcare or counseling professionals.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of chemical dependency and addictions and utilizes knowledge and skills to access and meet the client's treatment needs and requirements.

  • Documents on a regular basis within the electronic medical record - client chart.

  • Facilitates team interaction for discharge planning regarding client chemical dependency issues.

  • Shares pertinent information with treatment team as obtained from client, client's family members, or significant others.

  • Participates as a team member in all treatment team meetings and provides input regarding clients and chemical abuse and dependency treatment needs and requirements.

  • Assist the client(s) in developing measurable chemical dependency related discharge goals and objectives.

  • Provides pertinent client information based on chemical dependency evaluation, and group and individual session interactions, to assist in the client treatment process.

  • Acts as a liaison to community agencies providing chemical dependency and abuse services.

  • Collaborates with the medical staff to provide chemical dependency treatment services.

  • Documents client progress/regression according to established policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates good communication skills.


  • 3 years of experience in counseling/social work with chemical dependency and/or dual diagnosed clients, and PHP experience preferred.

  • Experience in conflict resolution

  • Compassionate and caring demeanor

  • Ability to build rapport with clients

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiar with community resources

  • Experience with KIPU EMR

Education and License Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a health-related degree. Masters degree required.

  • Licensed or Registered Intern


Knowledge of principles and practices of the discipline. Adheres to:

  • Healthcare Code of Ethics

  • Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards

  • Federal and State Regulations

  • Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding

  • Client Confidentiality

  • Drug-Free Workplace

  • Corporate Integrity & Compliance

Demonstrate Competencies in assessing:

  • Mental Health

  • Trauma - Abuse - Neglect - Exploitation

  • Suicide - Homicide


Company Description
At Banyan, we stand as a leader in providing growth through recovery by having the most qualified team behind the mission. We are a family of individuals that come from diverse backgrounds; however addiction affects all of us in the same way. It devastates lives and families. We came together with a simple mission: to help people break free from the bonds of addiction. We are not a "one fits all place" and we have the experienced staff and infrastructure to truly offer individualized, custom treatment programs that are tailored to fit every need. Not many addiction treatment centers have the ability to offer all levels of care and custom treatment plans.

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