Chemical Dependency Therapist

Chemical Dependency Therapist

Chemical Dependency Therapist


Allied Health Professional

Chemical Dependency Therapist

San Jose, CA


Job Summary:

Are you passionate about helping individuals overcome addiction and achieve long-term recovery We are seeking a dedicated Chemical Dependency Therapist to join our healthcare team. As a Chemical Dependency Therapist, you will play a vital role in providing comprehensive treatment to patients struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Your expertise and compassion will make a significant impact on their journey to recovery.




·        Conduct thorough assessments and evaluations to determine the nature and severity of substance abuse disorders in patients.

·        Develop and implement individualized treatment plans based on the unique needs and goals of each patient, utilizing evidence-based practices.

·        Provide individual counseling sessions to clients, addressing their addiction issues, underlying causes, and co-occurring mental health disorders.

·        Facilitate group therapy sessions, offering a safe and supportive environment for clients to share their experiences and learn from one another.

·        Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers, to ensure coordinated and holistic care for patients.

·        Educate patients and their families about addiction, recovery strategies, relapse prevention, and community resources available to support long-term sobriety.

·        Maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical documentation, including progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge summaries, in compliance with legal and ethical standards.

·        Stay current with advancements in the field of chemical dependency treatment through continuous professional development and training opportunities.

·        Participate in case conferences, team meetings, and clinical supervision sessions to enhance clinical skills and promote best practices.



Job Benefits:

·        Competitive salary

·        Direct Deposit

·        401K

·        Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

·        Employee discount program

·        Excellent room for growth and advancement




·        College degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.

·        Current state licensure or certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor or Therapist (LADC, CADC, or similar).

·        Must be familiar with DSM-V as a means of diagnosis.

·        Experience in psychological evaluations of adults, children, adolescents, & families, including administering & writing up psychological testing & assessment batteries preferred.

·        Experience in Addiction Medicine preferred.

·        Knowledge of the bio-psycho-social functions that contribute to mental health.

·        Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations and APA standards related to client treatment, patient rights and client/patient confidentiality.

·        Previous clinical responsibilities include psychological testing, diagnosis, crisis intervention, brief individual and group psychotherapy.

·        Strong knowledge of substance abuse disorders, addiction treatment modalities, and evidence-based therapies.

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish a therapeutic alliance with clients.

·        Empathy, compassion, and non-judgmental approach in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

·        Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical guidelines governing the practice of chemical dependency counseling.

·        Proficient in using electronic medical records (EMR) systems and other software applications for documentation and data management.

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