CS Therapist II DORS Program
Are you interested in being part of an established community and jail-based program whose mission is improving the quality of life for adults that experience issues related to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders?
Prince William County Community Services is looking for a therapist with experience providing evidence-based treatment services to criminal justice involved clients. This position will work as part a of multi-disciplinary team within the Drug Offender Recovery Program and will be primarily responsible for providing direct services in the community or within the Adult Detention Center. This work will involve close collaboration with other agency departments, probation officers, detention center staff, and attorneys.
ABOUT THIS ROLE:
- Provides a comprehensive array of clinical services for substance dependent criminal justice involved clients including assessments, individual and group treatment, and appropriate referrals for aftercare services
- Assesses level and type of client care needed and coordinates linkages to appropriate jail and community based services
- Writes and implements treatment plans
- Maintains records according to agency’s policies and procedures
- Implements Evidenced Based Practices faithfully according to the guidance in the material
- Works collaboratively with DORS partner agencies to promote seamless transition of clients
- Provides consultation to families, professionals, and community agencies regarding substance abuse
- Promotes therapeutic milieu that adheres to security standards of the ADC
- Coordinates client care with jail personnel and probation staff in accordance with ADC/CS MOA, 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA guidelines
- Coordinates client aftercare with the other CS staff, peer support, as well as other community based services, and Probation
- Consults regularly with ADC mental health and nursing personnel to coordinate client care and to make appropriate referrals for medication assisted treatment and/or psychiatric services
- Proactively provides client services to assist them in avoiding relapse and recidivism and progressing toward treatment goals
- Prepares letters for court documenting treatment recommendations and client progress in treatment
- Provides treatment and recovery resources to clients
- Attends and participates in staff meetings and professional development activities;
- Attends/completes annual trainings as required by CS
- Prepares and presents case presentations for clinical supervision
- Master’s degree with a major work in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related behavioral science field
- Be licensed for independent practice or license eligible in the State of Virginia.
- 1-2 years of experience providing services to substance using and co-occurring adults
- Experience and knowledge of medication assisted treatment options and community based recovery resources
- Bi-lingual English/ Spanish is preferred
Business hours Monday thru Friday. Some evening work may be required.
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Must pass DMV record check
Must pass TB Test
Certification in First Aid and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation, as required
Offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a fingerprinted based national criminal history record check.
Child Protective Services Requirements: Effective 1999, mandated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 12VA35-105-400 rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services related to Criminal Registry Checks, a search of the registry of founded complaints of child abuse and neglected maintained by the Department of Social Services
ENTRY SALARY RANGE:
$66,742.00 – $82,560.00
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Prince William County Community Services maintains a drug-free workplace