Matrix IOP Counselor

$24.00 - $30.00 hourly
  • The Bridge Behavioral Health
  • May 15, 2023
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

The Matrix IOP Counselor is a collaboration with the Lancaster County Community Corrections (LCCC) and will provide gender-specific Matrix IOP treatment to clients. The Matrix Model is a structured, multi-component behavioral treatment model that consists of evidence-based practices, including relapse prevention, family therapy, group therapy, psycho-education, and self-help, delivered in a sequential and clinically coordinated manner. The model consists of 16 weeks of group sessions held three times per week, which combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family education, social support, individual counseling, and urine drug testing.


  • Help foster and maintain a welcoming, trauma-informed, and safe environment for all clients.
  • Provide individual, group, and family therapy specific to the needs of the client.
  • Facilitate groups including early recovery, relapse prevention, family education, and social support.
  • Incorporate several therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and contingency management.
  • Implement the core principals of Matrix IOP:
    • Establish a positive and collaborative relationship with the client, treating them with empathy and respect instead of confrontation.
    • Create structure and set expectations so the client knows what is expected of them, such as attendance at weekly groups.
    • Teach the client about the nature of addiction, including how drug use has affected their brain and what changes they can expect to see in key areas (thinking, mood, and relationships) over the course of the program as they begin recovery.
    • Employ cognitive-behavioral concepts.
    • Reinforce behavioral change. Clients may receive rewards that promote abstinent behaviors.
    • Educate family members about recovery. The family learns about the addiction and recovery process, as well as ways to help their loved one during treatment (e.g., by attending scheduled sessions).
    • Introduce clients to self-help groups and encourage participation.
    • Monitor drug use through urine tests (completed by LCCC).
  • Develop and regularly update treatment plans utilizing client preferences. Use trauma-informed assessment tools to assess client’s initial and ongoing situation including: medical, employment, support, drug and alcohol use history, legal, family history, family and social relationships, trauma, psychiatric symptoms and issues.
  • Develop and update discharge summaries and continuing care plans.
  • Conduct and coordinate clinical case-management, including ongoing contact and coordination with community corrections, probation, parole, diversion officers, case workers, therapists, family members, and/or any outside source involved with the client, in a manner that aligns with the client’s individual treatment goals and objectives.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely and professional manner, utilizing concurrent documentation to meet the requirements of accreditation and varying payer.
  • Make appropriate referrals throughout the client’s treatment.
  • Participate in clinical team staffing with Lancaster County Community Corrections staff. Document staffing decisions and implement the appropriate treatment.
  • Attend and participate in monthly team meetings and quarterly all staff trainings at The Bridge.
  • Participate in regular supervision meetings with Director of Clinical Services.
  • Participate in training activities and credentialing through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation, Licensure and Credentialing Division, as well as the Nebraska Office of Justice Services.


  • Licensure as an Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP, LMHP, or PLMHP)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States


  • Experience working with people with substance use histories
  • Ability to work within a team concept and coordinate with other community agencies
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Establish and maintain professional boundaries with clients
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in a variety of electronic and web based platforms including Credible and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with and relate to persons of multiple ethnic, racial, cultural, and varied economic backgrounds.


  • Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC or PLADC)


The environment is a traditional office setting located at Lancaster County Community Corrections at 605 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE with occasional onsite trainings and supervision at The Bridge Behavioral Health at 721 K Street, Lincoln, NE. Day and evening work is required (based on the Matrix IOP group schedule). Occasional weekends may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate noise levels in the work environment. Occasional travel is expected.

Benefits include:


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Supplemental Benefits 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation, Sick, and 9 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Apply directly on our website:

COVID-19 vaccination required.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered.  

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, and value those individuals with lived substance use and mental health experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Job Requirements


  • Licensure as an Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP, LMHP, or PLMHP)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

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