The Therapist is responsible for engaging participants at the Academy, conducting manualized group sessions, and conducting individual sessions including assessments and individualized service plans consistent with the participant’s Life Plan.
- Deliver assigned individual and group sessions from the Concordance Re-entry Model to quality and fidelity.
- Conduct assessments at the points of time identified in the Concordance Re-entry Model.
- Monitor participants’ accomplishment of their Life Plan, evaluate participant Life Plan progress, refine goals as appropriate and identify necessary support.
- Employ cognitive behavioral programming and motivational interviewing to support, encourage, and retain participants in the Academy while accomplishing their Life Plan.
- Oversee the coordination and integration of participants’ post-release clinical services which were initiated pre-release within a multidisciplinary environment.
- Maintain quality and fidelity to manuals, assessments, and decision-making processes.
- Maintain and update records for assigned participants Concordance Academy Participant System (CAPS) on a timely basis.
- Be a member of and participate in inter-disciplinary team assigned to the participant, providing input on readiness to progress through Concordance Re-Entry Model Phases and necessary support during the employment phase.
- Maintain positive and professional relationships with Academy participants, prison staff and administration, team members, volunteers, community partners, and adhere to Academy policies.
- Collaborate with team members to ensure Concordance Academy continues to be the best.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
- Comprehensive knowledge of mental health and substance use symptoms and diagnoses, and best practices for treatment.
- Familiarity with 12-Step recovery and resources in the community.
- Knowledge of motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, wellness recovery action plans, cognitive behavioral therapy and delivering manualized interventions.
- Ability to obtain information, identify key issues and implications, apply professional judgment to make informed and objective decisions.
- Ability to respond to crisis situations and psychiatric emergencies, use appropriate crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others from varied backgrounds and in different situations to accomplish the objectives to build and maintain mutually-beneficial working relationships, leverage information and achieve results
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries and develop appropriate therapeutic relationship
- Skilled in writing and maintaining computer-based participant records in an accurate and timely manner
- Ability to maintain performance and self-control under pressure or adversity
- Knowledge of trauma and its impact
- Ability to perform duties with fidelity, skill, and heart.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field
- One-year post-masters experience with mental health, dually-diagnosed, or vulnerable or high-risk populations
- One-year experience working with substance use treatment
- Experience conducting open groups and/or manualized group treatment
- Lived Experience
Licensure & Certification:
- LCSW, LMSW, LPC, PLPC, or another related clinical licensure
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