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Licensed Mental Health Professional - Chemical Dependency

Location: Littleton, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 858157 Date posted: 01/14/2020

Provides diagnostic evaluations and subsequent short-term psychotherapy for outpatient services utilizing case management, individual, family, couples, and group modalities; serves as an integral member of the treatment team; provides consultation, supervises the clinical work of unlicensed master-s level therapists as requested.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Provides therapeutic intervention for patients referred for addiction and dual disorders.
- Communicates effectively with internal and external stakeholders regarding patient care, treatment planning and referral; may include preparation of clinical reports and/or consultations.
- Provides motivational interviewing, assessment and interventions to move patients through the stages of change, crisis intervention; triages with the medical team to determine level of care and medical necessity for outpatient services, detox, residential treatment and hospitalization; assess patient-s potential for lethality.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum two (2) years of experience with drug/alcohol counseling.
- Minimum two (2) years of post-graduate experience under appropriate supervision in applied psychotherapy, counseling, marriage, family and child therapy or social work
- Master-s degree
License, Certification, Registration
- Colorado licensure as an LPC, LCSW or LMFT.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code required at time of hire.


Additional Requirements:
- Completion of specialized training in the study of addiction.
- Ability to provide individualized treatment services in a treatment program and facilitate groups.
- Knowledge of community treatment resources and regulations of governing confidentiality of records.
- Highly effective public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
- Strong computing skills.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Prefer CACII, III or LAC (Certified Addiction Counselor, or Licensed Addiction Counselor)

Two or more years of experience working with a higher acuity behavioral health population (post inpatient, IOP/PHP level, crisis).   Two or more years of experience facilitating groups.   Experience with DBT and or ACT models of treatment.   This position will be based at Ridgeline and may provide services at other BH Locations as needed.
Primary Location: Colorado,Littleton,Ridgeline Mental Health Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 7 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Mental Health/Psych-Intensive O/P Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

Backed by a committed interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, you'll provide high-quality treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or bio-psychological concerns, including those in psychological crisis.

With the strength of our network at your fingertips, you'll be sure your patients receive prompt, appropriate referrals across our organization with no barriers to the continuity of care. Opportunities and specialty settings range from substance abuse to social work and autism to eating disorders.


  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Health Educators
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers

Specialty Settings:

  • Addiction Medicine/Chemical Dependency
  • Autism
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employee Assistance
  • Geriatrics
  • Help Line/Psychiatric Call Center
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Medical Social Work
  • Neuropsychology
  • OB/GYN
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET)
  • Psychiatry (Adult, Adolescent & Child)
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