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Therapist - Master's Level - Brighton, MI - Brighton Center for Recovery

Therapist - Master's Level - Brighton, MI
FULL time Hours - 40 hr/week
and eligible for a comprehensive Benefit Package!
Rotating Schedule
New Grads and Candidates with a Limited Licenses are welcome to apply!
Brighton Center for Recovery also will support you with costs associated with
obtaining the CAADC and/or full licensure!
Must have CAADC credentials or willing to be on MCBAP Development Plan
to obtain this within 2 years of hire/transfer date required. 
*Sign On Bonus offered now for up to $10,000 for eligible candidates!
We have many great opportunities at Ascension
and look forward to working with you! 
Learn more about Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery by clicking on the green "Apply Externally" button.  
Why Join Our Team ?
Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery provides compassionate, personalized care to those struggling with drug or alcohol dependence. This has been our goal from the beginning. We work to change lives every day. And we bring a unique combination of professional expertise and personal experience to the job.
Our MissionVision, and Values guide everything we do at Ascension-Brighton Center for Recovery. They are foundational to our work to transform health care and express our priorities when providing care and services, particularly to those most in need. We provide:
  • Teamwork: Our open, highly collaborative work environment allows staff to identify and share ideas across disciplines, so we can all give better care.
  • Learning: Beyond helping to identify areas of improvement daily, our associates also get access to a wide range of learning opportunities and support.
12851 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, Michigan 48116-8506

What You Will Do

Provide counseling services in various hospital programs including Detox, Rehab, PHP and other specialized programs. Gather information about patients using case histories, observations and assessments. Determine what level of care a patient requires and develop a treatment plan as well as
an aftercare plan best suited for them. Facilitate and lead group and didactic sessions. Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Review the bio-psycho-social history completed by colleagues. Use this information in treatment planning. Continue to evaluate the patients bio-psycho-social status throughout his/her treatment episode. Use the information gathered to determine the clients appropriateness for treatment or to recommend a more appropriate placement.
  • Using ASAM Patient Placement Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders, Second Edition and DSM-IV®-TR, develop a diagnostic evaluation of the clients substance abuse and any coexisting conditions based on the results of all assessments. Provide an integrated approach to treatment planning based on the clients strengths, weaknesses and identified problems and needs.
  • Use group therapy to assist patient and fellow group members to explore problems and ramifications, attitudes and feelings. Elicit solutions from patient and fellow group members.
  • Use individual therapy to assist patient in exploring problems and ramifications, attitudes and feelings. Elicit solutions from patient. Identify or act upon previously identified co-existing conditions (such as medical or psychiatric) that indicate the need for additional services within
  • Brighton Hospital or as a referral during aftercare planning.
  • Review documentation completed by phone intake personnel. Use this information in treatment planning.
  • Provide overview of program operations to patient. For example, explain the role of the therapist, the team concept, how often they can expect individual sessions, the patients obligation in his/her own treatment process, program goals and objectives, etc.
  • Work with other Brighton Hospital staff as necessary regarding scheduling, program operation, and other details pertaining to the needs of individual programs. Attend and participate in scheduled program events.
  • Be familiar with all program rules and have the ability to reinforce when necessary.
  • Review the assessment data gathered during the patients admission process.
  • Obtain corroborative information from secondary sources such as family members, EAP, etc.
  • Together with the patient, rank problems based on individual needs. Formulate immediate goals using time-specific, behavioral terms in written treatment plan.
  • Discuss long-term goals for patient and use those in coordinating aftercare plans.
  • Individualize therapy in accordance with culture, gender and lifestyle.
  • Interact with patient in an appropriate therapeutic manner in accordance with agency policy and ethical standards of ones own discipline.
  • Coordinate services for client care. These services can include EAP, family counseling, aftercare planning, psychiatrist, etc. Explain the rationale for each of these case management activities to the patient.
  • Recognize the elements of a client crisis and implement an immediate course of action as appropriate in coordination with other members of the treatment team.
  • Where possible, use a crisis situation to enhance the overall treatment for the patient.
  • Conduct didactic sessions presenting relevant information to patients regarding chemical dependency and recovery.
  • Present patients with information about resources available within Brighton Hospital and in his/her home community (such as self-help support groups, psychiatric help, medical care, etc.).
  • Identify areas of patients needs and/or problems that cannot be met while at Brighton Hospital. With the help of the Aftercare Specialist and Case Management, match the client needs to appropriate resources. Assist the client in utilizing those resources if necessary.
  • Prepare relevant reports and relevant records in a timely manner consistent with all policies and procedures and following the guidelines required for reimbursement, licensing accreditation and tracking of clinical treatment.
  • If necessary, consult with outside resources to ensure the provision of effective treatment services. Explain the rational for the consultation to the patient.
  • Review and evaluate effectiveness of intervention toward patient outcomes. Share feedback for process improvement with leadership.
  • Serve as a leader in the addictions professional community via one of the following activities: conducting in-services, writing articles in professional publications and/or serving on relevant boards.
  • Serve as a field instructor for students in ones own discipline.
  • Provide orientation and/or training to new personnel as requested.
  • Maintain a current level of knowledge regarding the field by attending required staff meetings, in-services and reading relevant professional journals.
  • Conduct reviews of fellow employees performance as requested by leadership.
  • Present a professional image and supportive atmosphere.
  • Communicate with respect and understanding of differences.
  • Take initiative and do what it takes to satisfy customers.
  • Attend to the needs and expectations of customers by ensuring prompt attention and follow-through.
  • Consistently perform job duties accurately and timely (even during peak times).
  • Utilize materials and resources in a cost-conscious manner.
  • Seek opportunities for improving processes.
  • Move and adapt to key changes quickly.
  • Display behavior supportive to organizational change.
  • Accept adjustments and direction.
  • Collaborate with others inside and outside of the department.
  • Keep team members informed.
  • Assist and support others and willingly take on additional duties.
  • Effectively communicate and listen to others.
  • Invite feedback on own performance.
  • Meet commitments and deadlines.
  • Assist team to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrate active listening. Maintain body language and tone consistent with verbal messages.
  • Use tact and sensitivity when interacting with internal and external customers.
  • Efficiently balance multiple tasks.
  • Manage projects and duties effectively.
  • Complete work in a timely and organized manner.
  • Complete high volume work without compromising quality.
  • Produce expected outcomes.
  • Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and agency policies governing alcohol and other drug abuse services.
  • Obtain appropriately signed consents when soliciting from or providing information to outside sources.
  • Act courteously toward patients, visitors, co-workers and others and respond in a timely manner to their needs.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follow safety rules, work to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participate in organizational and departmental safety programs.
  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency 12-Step philosophy.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills necessary to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge and experience working with electronic medical records, automated clinical documentation and clinical technology preferred.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:
  • State of Michigan license in respective discipline required. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) to be obtained within two (2) years of hire/transfer date required. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
  • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) to be obtained within 120 days of hire/transfer date required. Licensure/certification monitored by health ministry Central Credentialing Office.
  • Masters degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology required.
Work Experience:
  • Five (5) years work experience in chemical dependency counseling inclusive of experience obtained under a Bachelors degree preferred.

Additional Preferences

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) to be obtained within 2 years of hire/transfer date required.
*Sign On Bonus offered now for up to $10,000 for eligible candidates!
Must have CAADC credentials or willing to be on MCBAP Development Plan to obtain this within 2 years of hire/transfer date required. 
Brighton Center for Recovery also will support you with costs associated with
obtaining the CAADC and/or full licensure!

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

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