Sub Abuse Therapist NE NL

UF Health Florida Recovery Center - Gainesville

Job ID: 95120
Full/Part Time: PRN
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: FRC Substance Abuse PHP
Shift/Days: Various
Posted FTE: 0.10 = 4 Hours

Job Opening Summary

Function effectively as a Florida Chapter 397 qualified professional or Florida license-eligible psychotherapist in substance-use disorders and as a member of the FRC interdisciplinary, physician-led team, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with substance-use disorders and their families. Manage all aspects of assigned caseload, including initial and ongoing assessment of clinical needs; developing and implementing individualized treatment plans; developing and implementing patient and family engagement strategies; anticipating and preventing early withdrawal from treatment; fostering good long-term recovery outcomes by facilitating continuity-of-care, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, level 1 outpatient, Phase 4, sober living, engagement in community-based mutual-help fellowships and FRC alumni society affiliations. Initiate, facilitate and manage communication with referral source professionals and other collateral professionals involved in assigned cases, as delegated, including referring physicians, therapists, monitoring programs, attorneys, EAPs, judges and probation officers, etc. Perform effectively as an individual, group and family therapist under clinical supervision. Develop and provide therapeutic and educational activities by utilizing individual, family and group modalities. Provide on-call coverage on a rotating basis with other therapists. Assures patient's rights are protected, including HIPPA and CFR 42 confidentiality. Writes and sends high-quality and timely reports to collateral professionals as authorized by the patient. Develops and implements comprehensive discharge plans/continuity-of-care plans in concert with FRC treatment team and collateral professionals. Documents patient care in accordance with The Joint Commission, ASAM and hospital standards. Work with a high degree of professionalism and some independence. Participate productively in individual and group clinical supervision, demonstrating consistent professional growth and progress toward the next level of credentialing based on eligibility.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master's or Ph.D. in clinical social work, rehabilitation counseling, counselor education, addiction counseling, counseling, marriage and family therapy or another CACREP or CSWE-accredited graduate degree required.
    • Bachelor's degree and CAP (Certified Addiction Counselor) with five years of clinically supervised experience may be substituted for CACREP or CSWE accredited graduate degree.
  • Minimum of one year of clinically supervised experience required with preference in substance-use disorders or co-occurring disorders. Supervised clinical internship during graduate school qualifies toward the one year of experience. No post-graduate experience required for therapist 1. 
  • Recovering professionals must have a minimum of three years of continuous sobriety immediately preceding and concurrent with hire date.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:

  • Employees in this position will operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose as a "non-frequent driver."

NOTE: A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.

Please indicate the appropriate operator designation on the Request for Personnel (RFP) form at the time a RFP is submitted to post the position.


  • Florida license-eligible as a mental health counselor, clinical social worker, clinical psychologist or marriage and family therapist.
  • Addiction certification (CAC or CAP) preferred.
  • CAP required with no graduate degree.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $25.48
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $35.54

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UF Health Florida Recovery Center - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

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