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
  • 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.

 

Director of Multisystemic Therapy(MST)

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 seeking a Director for our New Evidence-Base Intervention Program Multisystemic Therapy (MST). This program serves youth who are at risk of severe system consequences due to serious externalizing, anti-social, and/or delinquent behaviors (e.g., criminal activity, truancy, substance use) and their families. Youth and families receive treatment within their communities via Multisystemic Therapy providers

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000/yr with excellent benefits

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Will lead a team of five MST therapists in implementing and facilitating MST services to youth and families.
  • Director and therapists must be available 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Lead, train and support MST team(s) via weekly group supervision, and individual supervision when needed, to facilitate the following in therapists: adherence to MST principles and the MST analytic process, and competent implementation of interventions with family members and other participants in treatment
  • Facilitate the creation of a supportive, collaborative MST team context in which therapists learn together and share responsibilities such as on-call coverage and learning about community resources
  • Develop engagement and ongoing collaborative relationships with stakeholders, both external in the community and within the provider agency
  • Promote MST program in the community and generate referrals to the program
  • Manage referrals to the program and manage clinician caseloads
  • Plan and problem solve with MST Expert to guide effective implementation of MST and ongoing program quality improvement activities, to achieve the best possible outcomes with families
  • Collaborate actively with MST Expert around implementation of MST by the program, and to ensure continued development of own clinical skills and knowledge of relevant research
  • Manage and report data on clinical outcomes and program practices
  • Must attend a supervisor orientation training and must ensure therapists attend an initial five-day training to obtain certification in MST.

Education & Experience: A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or related field is required. A license is required in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related field. 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.

Director of Treatment

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 an engaging Director of Treatment with a “Can Do” attitude. We are seeking an experienced Director of Treatment Services to join our TEAM in Ft. Pierce, Fl.! DATA is well known for helping adolescences and their families who experience life’s most difficult situations. Our growing program is ready for our next Director to guide the way.

Salary: $60,000 – $70,000/yr with excellent benefits

Position Hours: Monday through Friday

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day client care operations.
  • Responsible for leading a team of Therapists including four Outpatient Therapists, two Residential Therapists, and three Onsite Therapists
  • Participates in weekly Treatment Team meeting, supervision with staff meeting weekly, drug court once a month, and participates in PIC (performance improvement committee) meeting quarterly.

Education & Experience: A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or related field is required. A license is required in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or related field. 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.

Quality Assurance Professional

Actively participate in the agency’s performance improvement process to ensure clients are receiving the highest quality of care possible and the agency is in compliance with licensing, accreditation, contractual and legal standards. In collaboration with management and staff, identify areas for improvement and implement quality improvement initiatives that will result in positive change. Embrace and promote the agency mission, vision and philosophy in all words, deeds and actions.

Salary: $50,000 – $60,000/yr with excellent benefits

Position Hours: Monday through Friday

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and articulate a thorough understanding of agency policies and procedures and applicable laws, guidelines and standards including DCF licensure, CARF accreditation, Medicaid, HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, National School Breakfast, Lunch and Afterschool Snack program, Department of Health inspections, etc.
  • Perform regular and ad hoc reviews of agency documentation (i.e., clinical, human resources, fiscal, compliance, etc.) to ensure quality, fidelity and compliance, and collaborate with staff to implement quality improvement initiatives to address deficiencies when necessary.
  • Prepare written reports of quality improvement activities that include strengths, corrective actions and recommendations to ensure long-term compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development, tracking and reporting of qualitative and quantitative outcomes both internally and externally and formulating quality improvement activities utilizing the NIATx Model to address deficiencies.
  • Collaborate with managers and directors to promote staff understanding of licensure, accreditation, privacy & confidentiality standards and agency/program specific policies and procedures. Develop and facilitate trainings on best practices, agency initiatives, etc.
  • Draft new and revised policies, procedures and other documents for senior management review and implementation.
  • Collaborate with senior management, directors and staff in the audit process, including the preparation process, being a knowledgeable representative during the audit, and conducting follow-up at the end of the audit.
  • Assist in the incident and grievance reporting process, including entering and tracking incidents in databases, and conducting root cause investigations and facilitating quality improvement initiatives to ensure the health and safety of clients, guests and staff.
  • Assist with measuring and tracking utilization. Collaborate with program managers and staff to address barriers to maximizing utilization.
  • In collaboration with the senior management team, identify and respond to funding opportunities.
  • Actively serve as the agency’s representative to assigned external committees, task forces, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • This position generally reports to the office Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Flexible and/or additional hours may be necessary during audits or significant events.

Education & Experience: A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or related field is required. 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.

Outpatient Therapist

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.

Salary: $47,000 – $50,000/yr with excellent benefits

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.

Residential Therapist

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 Residential 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.

Salary: $43,200 – $48,000/yr with excellent benefits

Position Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual, family and group counseling to a caseload of 10-15 clients. Provide a minimum of 10 direct service hours per client weekly & a minimum of 24 direct service hours per week in total.
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling using evidence-based strategies.
  • Maintain frequency of contact with clients on an active caseload as defined by agency requirements.
  • Provide screening, intake, crisis and emergency services as needed.
  • Maintain all residential client files in accordance with agency, state, federal and CARF guidelines.
  • Conduct a comprehensive, integrated strength-based assessment of the client’s supports and needs related to co-occurring conditions that evaluates stages of change and ASAM level of care
  • Develop an integrated, progressive treatment plan.
  • The salary for this position is calculated based on a 48 hours pay week. Any time over 48 hours per week must be pre-approved in writing by your Director and the COO.
  • This is NOT a “live on” site position.

Education & Experience: A Master’s Degree in an accepted behavioral health field is preferable; Bachelor’s degree required. Preference for experience working with adolescents with behavioral health challenges in a residential setting. 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 Behavioral Health Counselor

Location: Palm Beach county

Salary: $41,250 – $42,500/yr with excellent benefits

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; Elementary Schools 8 a.m. – 2:05 p.m,. Hours may vary by school.

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 or a related human services field. Must be a registered intern or willing to become a registered intern within 90 days. 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: To work as part of the school-based behavioral health team providing evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, intervention, treatment, case management, and recovery services to students with one or more mental health or co-occurring substance abuse diagnoses and students at high risk of such diagnosis, including coordination of such services with other providers involved in the student’s care. This position requires flexibility and includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provide the agency and district approved multi-tiered continuum of evidence-based behavioral health services to students and families at an assigned school designed to increase student health and wellbeing and decrease violence including:
    • Assessment: Conduct approved behavioral health screenings and comprehensive assessments to students and families referred from School Based and Child Study teams and other district/school processes, resulting in a report with recommendations;
    • Diagnosis: Utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) to accurately diagnose students with or at risk for behavioral health disorders;
    • Intervention: Provide Tier 2 environmental, prevention, and brief intervention (including crisis management) strategies to enhance student wellbeing and prevent violence;
  • Meet programmatic and contractual outcomes as defined in the Annual School-Based Behavioral Health Program Agreement. (To be developed. It will spell out expectations. We may not be able to determine the first year since we have no idea the intensity of each of the services provided).
  • Actively participate in the School Based Team, Child Study Team, and other committees designed to address district/school processes.
  • Document and Maintain all client files in accordance with agency, district, state, federal and CARF guidelines.

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.

School-Based Intervention Counselor

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

Salary: $41,250 – $42,500/yr with excellent benefits

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.

School-Based Prevention Counselor

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

Salary: $37,500 – $41,250/yr with excellent benefits

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.

Assessment Specialist/Case Manager (TASC Specialist)

Salary: $42,000 – 45,000/yr. plus excellent benefits

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

Position Hours: Ft. Pierce: Three days, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and two days 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. West Palm Beach: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 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. Experience in navigating Microsoft Word and Excel and web-based programs is essential. Preference for experience working with adolescents with behavioral health challenges. 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.

Resident Manager

Are you ready to make a difference and help improve the lives of others? Are you Energetic, Positive, Knowledgeable and Passionate about working in the field of Addiction and Mental Health? If you are… We are looking for you! DATA is in search for someone who is looking for a meaningful career in a fast paced and rewarding environment as a Resident Manager.

Salary: Full-time: $31,200 – 33,800/yr. plus excellent benefits; Part-time: $15.00 – $16.00 per hour.

Locations: Positions available in West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce.

Position Hours: Will vary.

Requirements: Florida Driver’s License, High School Diploma or equivalent (bachelors preferred), must be 21 years of age. Bilingual a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities: This extremely important position consists of the following primary activities:

  • Develop cohesion and community in the facility by serving as a positive role model to clients and other staff members, and consistently engage in appropriate behaviors and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Prevent conflict in the facility by utilizing appropriate de-escalation techniques, and mediating conflicts by using a fair and balanced approach when they do occur.
  • Regularly communicate observations and concerns with appropriate staff (i.e., therapists, other resident managers, supervisors, etc.), and act as a liaison between the clients and supervisors.
  • Embrace and enforce the rules and policies of the agency and residential facility at all times.
  • Communicate well in group and individual situations and establish rapport with a wide variety of clients.
  • Quickly evaluate crisis situations and respond appropriately.
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with policies and procedures (i.e., daily logs, behavior reports, incident reports, client pass documents, medical documents, etc.).

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.