Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Opportunity for all aspects of employment shall be open to any person who is qualified for the desired position, regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, and/or age. This includes but is not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotions, and training opportunities.

It is the policy of Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare that all employees who do not have a written employment contract with the Company for a specific, fixed term of employment are employed at the will of the Company for an indefinite period.

We have a strong commitment to the health, safety, and welfare of our employees, their families, and our consumers. It is the policy of the Company to maintain a workplace that is free from the effects of drug and alcohol use.

Our staff includes psychiatrists, nurses, drug and alcohol counselors, licensed professional counselors, therapists, clinical social workers, mental health workers, case managers, geriatric specialists and support staff – all here to assist and provide quality services.

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Qualified Substance Abuse Professional I (QSAP I)

Job Description

Summary of Responsibilities: This position provides treatment for individuals with substance related disorders in accordance with the Alabama Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services Administrative Code. This position requires thorough knowledge of current DSM diagnostic criteria and ability to make a clinically sound diagnostic impression based on assessment. Services that can be provided by a QSAP I include placement assessment, assessment service, diagnostic interview examination, clinical evaluation, service planning, individual and group treatment, recovery support services, referral, case management, client, family, and community education, screening/intake and clinical supervision. All services shall be organized and provided according to evidence-based and best practice standards and guidelines.
Examples of Job Requirements:
*Conduct thorough placement assessment evaluating client's level of functioning in the six ASAM dimensions utilizing the DMH authorized placement assessment tool.
*Implementation of individualized service plan strategies, ongoing individualized assessment services, motivational enhancement and engagement strategies, relapse prevention strategies, interpersonal choice/decision-making skill development, smoking cessation, crisis intervention, health education and gender responsive treatment.
*Actively promote and provide referrals and/or access to community support services.
*In residential programs, provide daily clinical services to improve the clients' ability to structure and reorganize the tasks of daily living and recovery.
*Maintain appropriate written clinical documentation to support each service, activity and session provided within the scope of the program.

Supervisor: This position is typically supervised by a Program Coordinator/Program Director.

Required Qualifications: The QSAP I must have at least two years of substance abuse treatment experience. Must meet criteria for QSAP I as defined by the Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services Administrative Code, either (1) or (2) below:

1. An individual licensed in the State of Alabama as a Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Clinical Psychologist (PsyD/PhD), Physician's Assistant (PA) or Physician (MD/DO).

2. An individual who: 

     a. has a master's degree or above from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, counseling, psychiatric nursing, or other behavioral health area with requisite course work equivalent to such degrees, and

     b. has successfully completed a clinical practicum, and

     c. holds a substance abuse counselor certification credential from the Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors (AAAC), National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), Alabama Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (AADAA), or International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (ICRC).

Therapist/Substance Abuse: SA experience required.

Mental Health Worker: Substance Abuse

Geriatric Specialist: Collinsville, AL

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Please submit resume / application to:
Human Resources
Mountain Lakes Behavioral Healthcare
1241 O'Brig Ave.
Guntersville, AL 35976
Telephone: 256-582-4240
Fax: 256-582-4161
Email: hr@mlbhc.com