Substance Abuse Therapist

The therapist will provide clinical service and needed related services for clients who are eligible for and requesting mental health and/or substance abuse services from Counseling Services. Therapists offer guidance to individuals, couples, families and groups who are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being. Therapists are responsible for providing counseling and case work services to consumers. Responsibilities may include assessing mental health status through interviews and observations and developing treatment plans and/or making referrals to the appropriate services. They may also be asked to provide crisis intervention services to consumers who are a danger to themselves and/or others. The therapist also maintains clinical records and other documentation in accordance with contract compliance, COA, and St. Vincent Catholic Charities Counseling Services procedures.


  • Will provide psychotherapy and counseling services to families, couples, children and their parents, and adult individuals and groups.
  • Will carry a minimum caseload as indicate in offer, including one evening per week, with a goal of 26 client contact hours rendered weekly. See Compensation Statement or Offer Letter for details.
  • Will turn in schedule of availability to support staff and Clinical Director meeting the above requirements each week and update support staff with any schedules changes immediately.
  • Will accept managed care client assignments according to the clinic’s contracts and policy.
  • Will keep a clinical case record for each client including the timely completion of clinical, quality, and outcomes documentation.
  • Will produce documentation which meets or exceeds professional documentation standards as dictated by managed care entities and best practices.
  • Will complete diagnosis form, pre-auth. and any necessary documentation for billing same day of service.
  • Will complete session notes within a business day from the time of service.
  • Will complete ongoing reports including monthly progress notes, quarterly and utilization reviews, and other documentation as required no later than the 5th day of each month.
  • Will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment plan goals and objectives within timeframes set by the policies and procedures of the Counseling Services Program.
  • Will follow standards established by their professional associations Code of Ethics regarding client treatment, confidentiality, standards of care, and professional conduct.
  • Will participate in ongoing individual supervision at a minimum of 1 hour per pay period or more at the discretion of the Clinical Director and participate in monthly group supervision in Utilization Review as required by COA standards.


This is a full-time regular position with the following benefits package: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, EAP, life, disability and retirement. Our retirement includes two plans, a defined benefits plan as well as a 403(b) option. The defined benefit plan has a five year cliff vesting for eligible employees. In addition to the benefits package, there are paid holidays, vacation and sick time.

Education:  Minimum of a Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or related fields.  CAADC development plan required, full CAADC preferred. 

Experience:  Minimum of one year’s experience providing psychotherapy, mental health or family counseling services to individuals and families.  Preferred two years of post-graduate experience providing psychotherapy, mental health or family counseling services to individuals and families. Strong verbal and writing skills in English.

Registration, licenses, certifications or special training:  Must have unrestricted licensure to practice in area of specialty through the State of Michigan in good standing or the necessary graduate/post-graduate experience that would qualify employee for State license at time of hire. 

Send Resume, Cover Letter and Compensation History to:

St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Attn: Ms. Shawn Koster




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October 10, 2018
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