Assistive Outpatient Treatment (AOT) SUD Therapist

Assistive Outpatient Treatment (AOT) SUD Therapist

Job Code: ASUD - 108G
NEW: June 4, 2020

General Description

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

  • This position is primarily utilized under the Assistive Outpatient Treatment Grant.
  • Performs screenings, assessments, referrals and follow-ups to patients.
  • Documents client's information according to Agency Policies.
  • Prepares reports of screenings and/or assessments outcomes for referral sources.
  • Participates in outreach programs in the community.
  • Conducts individual and group sessions on substance use to patients.
  • AOT is geared towards delivering community-based mental health services under court order to individuals with serious mental illness who have demonstrated difficulty adhering to prescribed treatment on a voluntary basis.
  • Working with Probate Court, local justice and judicial agencies.
  • Ensure clients receive a holistic approach by coordinating primary healthcare services, access to specialty and inpatient services, medication management, securing temporary or permanent housing, legal services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

  • Requires a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a TB, criminal background and drug screen.