Therapist, Outpatient (QSAP I) Job Opening

Therapist, Outpatient (QSAP I)

The Bridge, Inc. - Alabama only

Rainsville, Alabama
$15.10 - $17.26 an hour
Category: Social Worker

The DeKalb County Adolescent Outpatient program will work out of Rainsville and Centre, and also serve assigned clients at the designated school/diversion program location, client's home, other appropriate community setting, or office; provide family individual, family group, individual, assessments, and group counseling consistent with the training, experience, and scope of practice established by their respective discipline and Alabama law; provide case manager assessment and intervention services as needed; and, provide consultation services to the staff to support the overall substance abuse/mental health goals of the school/diversion program.

Job Responsibilities / Essential Functions

  • Conduct diagnostic interview examinations and perform thorough psycho-social and placement assessments to reflect accurate diagnosis or diagnostic impression
  • Develop and implement service plans
  • Identify and conduct appropriate referrals
  • Provide direct support service to individual clients, small groups, and classrooms
  • Provide clinical services in individual, group, and family therapy mode, utilizing techniques and theories consistent with The Bridge clinical philosophy and evidence- based practices
  • Provide case management assessment and intervention services during program participation and for the coordination of continuing care
  • Provide consultation for school/diversion program staff regarding client substance / co-occurring issues
  • Provide and participate in school system professional development workshops on topics relevant to substance abuse / co-occurring symptoms, treatment, and other related issues
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with treatment community, juvenile probation department, and other necessary and relevant agencies and organizations
  • Meet service level requirements sufficient to meet operational viability, client needs, and school system expectations
  • Ensure content of client files are in full compliance with The Bridge Policies / Procedures, Medicaid, contracting agency standards / regulations regarding: client file data entry; quality of file content; timeliness of entries; timeliness of file updates; timeliness of file archiving; and, timely, accurate billing data
  • Provide transportation for clients in company vehicle following all procedures and protocols for safety and security
  • General clerical duties
  • Meet relevant performance and operating State, Federal, Medicaid, and Bridge standards

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Master’s degree in a clinical area (i.e., psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family) OR other behavioral health area with requisite coursework equivalent to that of a degree in above with practicum/internship from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education* OR have six (6) month’s post master’s clinical experience*
  • Must be SA certified according to The Bridge policy and ADMH standards within 30 months from date of hire or transfer from a non-ADMH position; OR licensure as a professional counselor (LPC, LMFT, LMSW, or LICSW)
  • High level of integrity, dependability, and honesty
  • Ability to express ideas and directives clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office software and proficient keyboarding skills
  • Cultural sensitivity in working with internal and external consumers including clients, staff, volunteers, referral agents, vendors, community organizations, etc.
  • Effective stress management/composure

Other Job Requirements

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid Alabama driver’s license and acceptable driving record with proof of personal vehicle insurance
  • Have access to personal transportation to meet with client caseload on a regular basis at home, school, and/or job locations
  • Safely operate 8-12 passenger van

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.10 to $17.26 /hour


  • practicum/internship: 1 year (Preferred)
  • post Master's clinical: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Rainsville, AL (Preferred)


  • Alabama driver's license and acceptable driving record (Required)
  • LPC, LMFT, LMSW, or LICSW or substance abuse certifcation (Preferred)


  • Morning (Required)
  • Mid-Day (Required)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Required)

Working Days:

  • Monday (Required)
  • Tuesday (Required)
  • Wednesday (Required)
  • Thursday (Required)