Assistive Outpatient Treatment (AOT) SUD Therapist
Job Code: ASUD - 108G
NEW: June 4, 2020
The purpose of this job is to screen clients for substance use issues and determine if the client meet TDI criteria for substance use treatment and DSM-5 criteria for a substance use diagnosis. Clients that are identified with co-occurring mental issues will be referred to the proper clinic. The incumbent conducts outreach activities to the community and provide drug education and information on the substance use treatment services that are available and information on the dangers of mood-altering chemicals that threaten the mental, physical and spiritual health of our community.
This class works under close to general supervision according to set procedures but determines how or when to complete tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires an Associate's Degree in Health or Human Services, Social Services, Rehabilitation, Emergency Management or related field, supplemented by two (2) years of experience as a chemical dependency or mental health counselor or closely related field; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. Requires to be certified.
Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.