Drug Abuse Treatment Association (DATA)

DATA is Southeast Florida’s premier behavioral health agency serving children and families. Our team of over 100 experienced and dedicated staff provides a full range of behavioral health services including outreach, prevention, intervention, Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities (TASC), outpatient, and residential treatment to communities in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. In addition to our two residential and outpatient facilities in West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce, we also are located in schools, the Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and other community partners. If you have a “Can Do” attitude and are committed to doing what is in the best interest of the children, families and communities we serve, we encourage you to consider joining our team.

Full-time members of our team are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Choices of outstanding health insurance plans, including optional vision and dental plans (DATA covers 85 – 90% of the cost)
  • Pension contribution (has been up to 15%)
  • Tuition aid reimbursement
  • Clinical supervision for licensure or certification
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • Paid Time Off accruing day one and available on the 91st day
  • $20,000 life insurance policy

If you would like additional information regarding the agency or the career opportunities below, please contact our Human Resources Department at HR@DrugAbuseTreatment.org or at 561.743.1034.

 

Outpatient Therapists

Are you passionate about helping youth get back on the right path to achieve their dreams?

Do you like setting youth and families up for success?

If so, consider joining our dynamic team of behavioral health professionals. DATA is hiring engaging Outpatient Therapists with “Can Do” attitudes to provide substance use and co-occurring therapy in our offices in West Palm Beach or Ft. Pierce. Potential team members must be highly motivated team players that demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills.

Position Hours: Monday through Thursday, Noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, providing integrated services to clients with substance use issues, including co-occurring disorders;
  • Conducting biopsychosocial assessments and collaboratively developing individualized, strengths-based care plans;
  • Providing culturally aware, evidence-based individual, family and group therapy, including crisis counseling, within a recovery-oriented system of care;
  • Maintaining weekly contact with your clients, including assisting them with accessing community resources identified on their care plan (i.e., case management); and
  • Embracing agency and system of care initiatives, including Zero Suicide, ROSC, Trauma Informed Care, Racial Equity, etc.

Education & Experience: A Master’s Degree in an accepted behavioral health field with preferably at least one (1) year experience conducting biopsychosocial assessments, case management, individual, family, and/or group therapy. Experience in navigating Microsoft Word, Excel and web-based programs is essential. Preference for experience working with adolescents with behavioral health challenges. Bilingual a plus.

Must be able to pass a Level II Background Screening, a urinalysis test and have a valid Florida Driver’s License and personal, reliable transportation.

 

School-Based Intervention Counselor

Location: Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Okeechobee or Indian River counties

Position Hours: Palm Beach County High Schools Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Middle Schools 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hours vary by schools in Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.

Education & Experience: Must have a Master’s Degree in the healing arts from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a related human services field. Experience working with youth with behavioral health issues preferred. Experience in navigating Microsoft Word and Excel and web-based programs is essential. Bilingual a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities: School-Based Intervention Counselors provide evidence-based treatment (A-CRA, MI, CBT) to individuals at risk or with a diagnosed substance use disorder. This important position reports to the licensed Director of School-Based Programs. This position requires flexibility and includes the following responsibilities:

  • Identifying students who may benefit from the program
  • Conducting comprehensive intake assessments (biopsychosocial)
  • Collaboratively develop an individualized, strengths-based treatment plan
  • Provide evidence-based individual and family therapy in your assigned school
  • Respond to crises using verbal de-escalation interventions
  • Identify unmet needs and facilitate linkages to community providers
  • Participate in school-based meetings when requested

Call us to find out how to qualify for having a school schedule and get paid for 12 months with holidays, winter break, spring break, and time off in the summer.

Must be able to pass a Level II Background Screening, School District background screening, urinalysis test, possess a valid Florida Driver’s License, and insured personal, reliable transportation.

Assessment Specialist/Case Manager (TASC Specialist)

Compensation: $35,000 – 37,000/yr. plus excellent benefits

Locations: Department of Juvenile Justice offices in West Palm Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart and Okeechobee

Position Hours: Three days, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and two days 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Education & Experience: A Master’s Degree in an accepted behavioral health field with at least one (1) year prior experience conducting biopsychosocial assessments and case management. Bachelor’s degree with significant experience considered. Experience in navigating Microsoft Word and Excel and web-based programs is essential. Preference for experience working with adolescents with behavioral health challenges. Organizational and communication skills are critical in this position. Bilingual a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities: The TASC Specialist works with youth and families that have involvement with the Department of Juvenile Justice. This extremely important position consists of the following primary activities:

  • Receive and review referrals by Department of Juvenile Justice staff and contact youth and their parents/guardians to schedule an assessment
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments to identify youth/family strengths and needs, and collaboratively develop a plan to address these needs
  • Complete a comprehensive narrative of findings from the assessment and submit to the Department of Juvenile Justice and the courts
  • Maintain weekly contact with the client and their family until they have been linked to community-based services
  • Advocate for the client and their family

Must be able to pass a Level II Background Screening, Department of Juvenile Justice Screening, urinalysis test, and possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and personal, reliable transportation.

School-Based Prevention Counselor

Locations: Palm Beach, Indian River, and St. Lucie County school systems

Position Hours: Palm Beach County High Schools Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Middle Schools 8:30 a.m.. – 4:30 pm. Hours vary by the schools in Indian River and St. Lucie counties.

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral health field required, Master’s degree preferred

Duties and Responsibilities: Members of our Prevention Team provide individual counseling, classroom instruction, and environmental awareness activities using the evidence-based Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) intervention within their assigned school. Counselors are responsible for:

  • Meeting program and contract outcomes as defined in the Agency’s annual organization plan
  • Provide school-based outreach services to youth, families and staff
  • Complete all administrative paperwork timely and accurately
  • Screen referrals for appropriateness, eligibility and identification of any co-occurring conditions
  • Facilitate recommendations and referrals as appropriate
  • Participate in school-based teams as requested by schools

Call us to find out how to qualify for having a school schedule and get paid for 12 months with holidays, winter break, spring break and time off in the summer.

Must be able to pass a Level II Background Screening, a urinalysis test, and possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and personal, reliable transportation.