The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Substance Abuse Therapist

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Harbor Light
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide substance abuse counseling to clients of The Salvation Army Harbor Light System in accordance with Harbor Light policies and procedures.


    • Conduct individual, group, and educational counseling sessions
    • Maintain case records in accordance with Harbor Light standards
    • Distribute/collect treatment satisfaction surveys at beginning of treatment, mid treatment and at discharge
    • Follows up to determine reliability and validity of individual client treatment plan established; makes recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery
    • Maintain contact with referral sources, (i.e., gatekeeper, parole/probation agents) submitting requests for authorization for treatment as well as required reports
    • Complete discharge documentation on each client to include aftercare plan, referral and letters to referring agencies
    • Participates in the review of all clinical issues, activities and program policies and procedures
    • Attends all clinical staff meetings, and team conferences
    • Participates in educational courses, seminars, workshops, current literature and in-service meetings to enhance treatment skills
    • Understand and work within The Salvation Army and Harbor Light Mission Statements
    • Possess an excellent working knowledge of The Harbor Light Policies and Procedures
    • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
    • HIPAA - Level 1 access to Clinical Records


    • Must possess a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in the Behavioral Science (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Addiction Studies) with significant course work in substance abuse treatment.
    • Must possess Addiction Counselor Certification (FAODP/MAFE)
    • Must possess MCBAP appropriate certification (CAADC, CADC-M, CADC) or approved MCBAP Development Plan
    • Minimum 18 months experience working in the field of substance abuse plus at least the equivalent of a 6 month Masters level internship in the field of substance abuse
    • Possess American Society of Addiction Medicine Training or receive training within one year of employment
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, and Email
    • Experience using Electronic Medical Records systems preferred
    • Possess good communication skills and teamwork skills
    • Basic Computer skills
    • T.B Test and police clearance required


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