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E00139 – Primary Therapist – Outpatient

Full-time Position



RCA’s Passion

In 2013, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) announced a goal: Save one million lives from the disease of addiction. We’re working fast and hard to fulfill that promise, with over 11 facilities that offer evidence-based inpatient, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We know one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to addiction treatment; that’s why we tailor our treatment for each patient and offer specialized programs for patients with trauma and multiple recurrences, as well as programs for older adults, first responders, and more.

We believe in the power of local treatment, because families are a huge part of the treatment and recovery process at RCA. Our family program rebuilds, restores, or strengthens family relationships. As an Outpatient Primary Therapist, you’ll help facilitate family therapy sessions, as well as individual and group sessions.

Our curriculum, resources, and evidence-based care were created to help patients not just achieve recovery, but maintain it for life. All of our services and treatment are delivered by clinical expertise – that’s where you come in.

As an Outpatient  Primary Therapist, you’ll be a part of our exciting mission of helping millions of people jumpstart their recovery. Your medical expertise will aid in patient recovery, as you support and implement evidence-based techniques while making a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and communities. You’ll pave the way in various therapy settings, teach patients to overcome the past, and provide the skills and strategies needed to overcome addiction.

If you’re looking for a fulfilling, life-changing job, Recovery Centers of America is the right place for you. And you’re the right candidate for us!

Position Overview: The Outpatient Therapist leads group therapy and psychoeducation sessions (PHP, IOP, GOP) in the RCA Devon Outpatient Day Treatment Program. The Therapist also has a caseload for individual therapy sessions. Inspires and motivates RCA clients to help them develop tools to work toward recovery using evidence-based, trauma informed and person-centered practices. It is also the duty of the therapist to provide the client with ancillary support resources and initiate that service prior to the clients discharge from OP services.
Specific Responsibilities:
*Completes Comprehensive Outpatient Assessment, including all electronic forms required by RCA, MDPH and/or third-party payors.
* Evaluate clients’ mental and physical health, eating disorder, addiction, or problem behavior and assess their readiness for treatment
* Works with clients to develop realistic and time limited treatment goals. Completes treatment plans within required timeframe.
* Reviews and recommends treatment options with clients, including their families, if willing.
* Utilizes recognized therapeutic modalities, such as CBT, DBT, 12-Step, psychoanalytic, motivational interviewing, and stages of change.
* Performs individual, group, couples and family therapy, meal support and education sessions.
* Is familiar with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and can objectively discuss options with clients as needed.
* Documents all work in the RCA Electronic Health Record, Avatar.
* Performs basic case management tasks when necessary. Refer clients to outside resources, services, and support groups.
* Performs Utilization Review tasks with third party payors if necessary.
* Conducts Urine Drug Screens and breathalyzer if necessary.
* Work with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery
* Teaches families about mental health and eating disorders and helps them develop strategies to cope with those problems.
* Performs any other job-related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
* Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required; licensure as a MHC, LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, or Ph.D. in Psychology preferred.

Pennsylvania licensure as LCSW or LPC required.
* Prior experience in a behavioral healthcare settings serving culturally diverse populations preferred.
* Experience with Electronic Health Record (EHR) preferred.
* 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 clinical interventions.
* Understands need for and always maintains appropriate confidentiality 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 patients.
* Customer Service: Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
* Problem Solving: Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analyses, searches for best solutions; responds quickly to new challenges.
* Communication Proficiency: Comfortable using a broad range of communication styles, and ability to choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate to different audiences in diverse situations.
* Project Management: Coordinates the diverse components of the project by balancing scope, time, cost and quality.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.