Adolescent Medicine Substance Abuse Therapist

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Hours: 40 hours per week.  Schedule negotiable

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Substance Abuse Therapist is responsible for the clinical assessment, substance abuse and/or behavioral health treatment and related case management strategies of adolescents, young adults (12-21 years) and their families.  Additionally, this individual acts as the primary contact for the MAT program for opioid use disorder and provides substance abuse-related education and training.

This individual will possess the skills to collaborate effectively with consumers and families, health professionals and community members across a variety of environments including hospital clinics, community facilities and/or agencies and family homes. The Outpatient Substance Abuse Therapist will provide culturally appropriate interactions and interventions across all professional and clinical settings.


  1. Remains current in required licensure and clinical or other training as required.


  1. Accurately assesses and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.


  1. Meets with client/family to assist in developing specific, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and objectives.


  1. Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations.


  1. Effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care.


  1. Remains current in general knowledge of psychopharmacology in pediatric behavioral healthcare and collaborates consistently with team physician.


  1. Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards.


  1. Practices within professional areas of expertise.


  1. Maintains work assignment expectations.


  1. Represents Adolescent Medicine Substance Abuse Program (AMSAP) at NCH events and with internal colleagues.


  1. Represents AMSAP at community events and with community partners.


  1. Provides substance abuse related training and education.


  1. Participates in AMSAP program development activities.


  1. Meets regularly with Chief of Adolescent Medicine.


  1. Attends routine staff meetings.


  1. Attends in-service trainings, peer review and other intra-agency and supervisory activities.


  1. Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.


  1. Strives to maintain positive patient satisfaction.


  1. Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


  1. Performs other duties as assigned by Chief of Adolescent Medicine.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy.


  1. Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board licensure of LICDC III or above.


  1. Demonstrated skills and abilities in providing and managing behavioral health care and substance abuse treatment to adolescents and families.


  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, medical personnel, medical social workers, peers, and community representatives.


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Attn: Dr. Steven C. Matson

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