Urgent Response Therapist
May 28, 2021
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Website Akua Behavioral Health

Full Job Description

We are looking for a highly skilled therapist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in various aspects of our addiction program including group therapy, family therapy and individual therapy.

Required experience:

Looking for AMFT, MFT and Trainees.Experience in the Substance Abuse/Mental Health field preferred.

Psychodynamic and/or Family system modality experience required. Must be able to manage case load of 10 to 12.

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with trauma, addiction, eating disorder or mental health disorders
  • Is skilled in EMDR, somatic work, brain-spotting and other therapeutic modalities, or is willing to seek training
  • Has experience with insurance care coordination and utilization reviews
  • Has experience with clinical intake processes
  • Is creative, responsive, and passionate about their treatment approach with patients
  • Interested in bringing creative ideas, passion, and expertise to further enrich and develop our dynamic program
  • Has background and experience with psychodynamic, family systems, DBT, CBT, attachment-focused, and humanistic approaches
  • Can cultivate a compassionate and empathic healing space for our clients
  • Has ability to recognize countertransference issues and can actively seek supervision and peer support


  • Certification Required – MFT or AMFT (Trainee – Education “4 Way Agreement” and RADT required)
  • Current CPR/First Aid
  • Health Screen &
  • TB Clearance
  • & ability to pass Live Scan fingerprinting (if applicable)
  • Valid Driver License

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to Clinical Director
  • Conduct individual, group, and family therapy sessions for Residential clients
  • Participate in case management and care coordination, including utilization reviews and treatment team meetings
  • Maintain appropriate and timely contact with referring professionals
  • Detailed and timely documentation, including: biopsychosocial assessment, weekly goal setting and treatment planning, session progress notes, discharge reporting/recommendations
  • Participate in collaborative therapeutic, work environment


  • Starting Salary Based on Experience
  • Comprehensive medical benefits for Full-Time

Akua Behavioral Health is a nationally recognized Mental Health and Substance Abuse treatment program for adults. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Akua meets the highest quality standards for behavioral health and client care.

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