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Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team? At Merakey, we put heart and soul into everything we do. We are seeking a Co-Occurring Therapist to join our team at our program in our Sharon Hill, PA location for Delaware County.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams are composed of professionals including psychiatrists, nurses, mental health professionals, substance abuse professionals, employment specialists, housing specialists, and a peer specialist, all of whom collaborate to provide complete services including therapy, medication management, and resource linkage to adult individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). Services are provided in the individual's home or the community and include at least three home visits a week. Will be required to utilize personal vehicles for client transportation and community-based work.
Merakey offers Medical, Dental and Vision insurance plans as well as competitive compensation plans. In addition, benefits include Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plans, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, DailyPay, membership in Care.com and much more!
Apply today at: www.Merakey.org/careers
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.
Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Consult with Psychiatrist and Primary Care Physicians on the effects of addiction on mental and physical health and assist in determining the appropriate course of treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Collaborate with the registered nurses in the assessment of an individual's physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and incoordination of medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse treatment. Provide ongoing support and counseling and education to team members, individuals, and family members to help them become more knowledgeable about substance abuse disorders. Submit written reports and oral testimony and presentation of opinion in commitment and other legal proceedings, as necessary. Attending organizational staff meetings and treatment planning meetings as requested to assess patients and assist with staff training and education, as necessary.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Bachelor's or master's degree in human services/related field
2 to 3 years of experience working with individuals with co-occurring substance abuse/mental health disorders preferred.
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or CAADC Certification required.