Drug Court Therapist

Description

Drug Court Therapist - $3000 hiring bonus available.

Hiring Range: $32.53/hr to $40.67/hr.


Benefits:


Benefits:

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO, 2 mental health days and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Company paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability
  • Student loan payment assistance and extensive training
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative


Primary Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Make individual counseling available to all Drug Court clients, providing individualized treatment based on client needs that incorporates collateral from the Drug Court treatment team. Support clients in developing life skills that enhance their stability in recovery.
  • Provide psychoeducation on the client's mental health disorders and the SUD recovery process, as it may impact mental health symptoms. Refer clients for psychiatric evaluation and medication management through KMHS when clinically indicated. Deliver services in person or by telehealth to maximize access to care.
  • For each client served, provide consultation to the court based on a thorough understanding of the client's psychological, substance use, and medical history, their coping skills and strengths, and the client's ability to meet court requirements.
  • Coordinate and consult with KMHS Pathways intensive outpatient treatment program, Crisis Triage Center, and Pacific Hope and Recovery as needed to provide the appropriate level of care. Provide regular updates to the court on the client's utilization of these services.
  • Provide community resource information relevant to meeting clients' basic needs, such as food, clothing, transportation, clothing, and shelter.
  • Maintain productive working relationships with the Drug Court treatment team, including the judge, compliance officers, and other community providers and resources.
  • Coordinate referrals to adjunctive services for employment, parenting, family counseling, etc. Coordinate client's transition to KMHS Adult Outpatient services when requested.
  • Offer groups on topics approved by the court as relevant to the population served.
  • Provide general consultation to the court on mental health treatment and the mental health recovery process for clients with co-occurring substance use disorders.
  • Respond, where appropriate, to information requests from judges, prosecutors, and public defenders, both general and client-specific.


Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Masters Degree in Psychology, social services, or behavioral health.

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Minimum of two years experience working with clients with mental illness

Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.

Must meet and maintain the definition of a Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-877-0500.

LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration.

Preferred Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE : Experience in co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, vocational services, or substance abuse treatment

Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.