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.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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


To Apply:
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