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Substance Use Disorder Clinician

Riverbend Community Mental Health

Founded in 1963, Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private, nonprofit organization providing specialized behavioral health services in central New Hampshire. Core services include 24/7 emergency mobile crisis services; counseling services for children, adults, and families; addiction treatment; and community support, vocational services, and residential programs for adults and seniors. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all our work, and we strongly believe in the power of self-directed growth and recovery.

Substance Use Disorder Clinician – Merrimack Country Drug Court

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., one of the largest providers of community-based behavioral health services in New Hampshire, is seeking a Substance Use Disorder Clinician to provide goal-oriented individual and group treatment to adults participating in the CHOICES program, through Merrimack County Drug Court.

Merrimack County Drug Court is based on a post adjudication model after which the individual enters into treatment for 18 – 24 months. The Substance Use Disorder Clinician will be a member of a multidisciplinary team, providing services to the adult drug treatment court program utilizing evidenced based practices known to have a positive outcome for drug court participants. Rather than long periods of incarceration, successful programming focuses on proven methods of treatment and supervision. Clinicians in this program provide therapeutic interventions to include, but not limited to, motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and crisis intervention. 

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related Human Services field.
  • Active NH license as LCMHC, LICSW, or Psychologist preferred.
  • Active NH license as LADC or MLADC preferred, or willingness to pursue license.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in substance abuse treatment in an outpatient setting including intensive outpatient program services (IOP) preferred.
  • An understanding of the NH judicial system is a plus.
  • Training in the drug court model as well as evidence-based practices as they relate to the drug court will be provided.
  • A valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and auto insurance or access to a reasonable alternative is required.
  • Provide assessments, individual and group therapy, including intensive outpatient programming (IOP) to drug court participants.
  • Provide psycho-educational groups to participants and their families.
  • Provide goal-oriented treatment that is oriented to social skills, identification of triggers and high-risk relapse situations, social pressures to use substances, and motivation for recovery.
  • Work as a member of the Drug Court team and provide reports to the court as requested.
  • Attend Drug Court meetings and hearings.
  • Maintain timely documentation of services.
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Date Added: August 24, 2020

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