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Primary Therapist

Full-time Employment in Waldorf, Maryland 20602



Position Overview: The Addiction Therapist plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved programs for patients in RCA substance abuse treatment centers hospitals. Inspires and motivates RCA clients and to help them develop tools to work toward recovery using evidence-based and person-centered practices.
Specific Responsibilities: 
* Gather biopsychosocial data, including that related to clients’ mental and physical health, addiction, or problem behavior and assess their readiness for treatment
Work collaboratively with clients to identify treatment goals and develop treatment plans
* Review and recommend treatment options with clients and their families
Guide and support clients in the development of adaptive skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction
* Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery and targeted strategies to address them
* Provide education to families about addiction, other disorders that frequently coexist and treatment-support options for their loved one and themselves
* Provide family therapy to support the client and loved one in improving communication, boundaries, and ongoing reinforcement of recovery
* Assess other functional, behavioral and life-skill needs that may impede recovery and make referral to appropriate supports. These may include, job placement services, educational services, intensive case management and support groups
* Work with clients to develop a comprehensive plan to guide next steps in recovery, including options for continuing care following discharge
Facilitation of group, individual and family therapy session
* Active participation in multi-disciplinary case presentations and discussions




Education and Experience:
* Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required and licensure as a LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC, or HSPP/Ph.D. in Psychology 
* 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 case management for dual diagnosis patient.



Job Location: Recovery Centers of America at Waldorf – 11100 Billingsley Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20602