Therapist, Outpatient (Monday-Thursday)

The Bridge, Inc. - Alabama only - Carrollton, AL


Job Function


The Outpatient Therapist is responsible for the delivery of substance abuse/co-occurring and early intervention treatment services to assigned clients at the designated home, other appropriate community setting, or office; provides 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;provides case management assessment and intervention services as needed; and, provides consultation services to the staff to support the overall substance abuse/mental health goals of the school. This is a Mondaythrough Thursday (10 hours per day) position.

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 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 Bridgestandards

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: $16.01 to $18.17 /hour


  • Substance Abuse Treatment: 1 year (Preferred)
  • clinical: 1 year (Preferred)
  • acceptable driving: 3 years (Required)


  • Master's (Required)


  • Carrollton, AL (Required)


  • AL Driver's License (Required)
  • professional licensure or substance abuse cert (Preferred)

Working Days:

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

Application Question:

  • Do you have a master's degree in a clinical area OR other behavioral health care with practicum/internship OR have 6 month's post master's clinical experience?

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

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