Licensed Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist (GRANT FUNDED)

$27.33 - $41.21 hourly
  • Douglas County
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional

Job Description

Primary Function:

  • Incumbent works under the direction of the Director of Outpatient Services of the Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) or designee, utilizing an evidence-based model providing individual and group counseling in a Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate an evidence-based model program for those with Co-Occurring disorders.
  • Provide group therapy, individual therapy, family sessions, and substance use disorders evaluations.
  • Receive cross-training in other CMHC programs (e.g. Outpatient, Day Treatment, Inpatient Treatment), and provide services within these programs upon request.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, attorneys, law enforcement, judges, other agencies, and the public.
  • Comply with Civil Service policies and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, County policies, and laws to create a cooperative, safe, respectful and quality work environment.
  • Assure client information/records are properly documented and maintained.  
  • Ensure all services provided comply with professional standards, state/federal regulations and established policies/procedures.  
  • Participate in Douglas County Correction treatment team meetings with staff and outside agencies.
  • Maintain assigned caseload and productivity in accordance with CMHC criteria.
  • Provide input regarding changes to policies and procedures as needed.
  • Perform quality assurance activities.
  • Safely operate a motor vehicle when required to travel on County business.
  • Report to work with regular, consistent attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and directed.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or Human Services required.
  • Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) and a provisional Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) or Professional Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (PLADC) required.
  • Dually Licensed practitioner Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) or LMHP and LADC preferred.  
  • Approved provider for Nebraska Probation preferred.
  • Experience performing assessments and the Nebraska Standardized Model preferred.  
  • Knowledge of the ASAM criteria preferred.
  • Experience with community behavioral health programs/resources preferred.
  • Experience with the Matrix Model program preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and own mode of transportation at the time of hire and throughout the course of employment.
  • Completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, post-offer drug screen and physical assessment.

Posting Dates: Open until filled 

Douglas County is an EOE - Disability/Veterans

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