Therapist--Florence, Alabama

Announcement #0091

This position is located in Florence, Alabama and will serve the County of Lauderdale.

Position Summary:
The Therapist is responsible for providing outpatient treatment services and HIV testing, education, and counseling to program participants. The Therapist works closely with the Program Manager and Director of Behavioral Health to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Provide individual, group and family therapy to participants.
-Conduct psycho-social assessments in jails and hospitals as well as other assessments as needed.
-Conduct HIV pre/post test counseling, HIV tests, and HIV education classes.
-Conduct Outreach services as needed to obtain program participants.
-Document all services in a timely complete and clinically appropriate manner.
-Serve as liaison between clients and other service providers, as applicable.
-Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings as directed.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Behavioral Health, Chief Operating Officer and/or Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills with knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
-Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
-Exceptional interpersonal skills to relate with clients, participants and resource providers.
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Ability to maintain harmonious effective working relationships with other employees.

Qualifications:
-Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, behavioral health, social work, psychiatric nursing or a related field with:) a clinical practicum, or 2) certification as a substance abuse counselor, preferred.
-At least five years experience providing substance abuse treatment and/or prevention services preferred.
-Ability to be certified as a Medicaid provider.
-Licensure and/certification as required by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, or the ability to achieve licensure/certification within two years.

Physical Requirements:
-Requires the physical mobility to sit, stand, bend, and walk for moderate periods of time.

Job Salary: 
$38,000 - $13,000 DOE
Hours: 
F/T, Exempt--Monday - Thursday 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Benefits: 

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should fax cover letter and resumes to 205-203-4843, or send an email with a three-page attachment to jobs@specialkindofcaring.org. Please insert in the subject line (FTHR-0091).

The first page of the attachment should be a cover letter; the second page of the attachment should be a resume including detailed information about employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences.

The third page should answer theses three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions would you bring to this position that would make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 5:00pm