Substance Use Treatment Team Lead


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United States of America
Social Services and Non-Profit



Provides administrative and clinical supervision and direction to Substance Use Treatment Team members.  Coordinates and directs activities at the individual and unit level, and monitors programs.  Also provides direct substance use treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders who may be referred for treatment by Lakes Mental Health Services, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Hunt County Probation and Parole, as well as by order of Hunt County Court.  Responsibilities include interviewing and selecting new employees, providing staff training, evaluating performance, coaching for optimal performance, and progressive discipline.  Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be knowledgeable of best practices with regard to substance use treatment and related community resources; must be knowledgeable of, and able to incorporate into treatment planning.  Stages of Change (COPSD); must be able to communicate effectively by verbal and written means with clientele, family members, other providers and stakeholders such as TDCJ, Probation & Parole, and the Court system; must be able to facilitate and lead therapeutic groups; must be able to work in Create Excel spreadsheets and informational reports utilizing automated databases, such as CMBHS and Cerner.  Must have reliable transportation and be able to utilize personal vehicle to transport clientele when necessary.

Salary: $25.96 per hour; $53,999.92/annually

Minimum Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:  

Requires a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a qualified human services field such as counseling, psychology, social work or nursing with a valid Texas license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (:PC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) or Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).  Also acceptable are those candidates with a Doctoral degree in Psychology in Psychology (PhD) or Medicine (MD) with a valid Texas License as a Psychologist or Medical Doctor.  Must have at least two years' experience working with substance use and mental health populations, and at least one year in a supervisory role.  Must have proficient computer skills, including Excel, MS Word and Outlook.  Must have experience utilizing and generating reports from an automated database.  Must have valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record, as well as personal automobile liability insurance as required by the state of Texas.  IF DL is out of state, must be able to obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days of employment.


Preferred Qualifications:

One or more years' experience working with clients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders.  Experience with an electronic medical record (EMR)