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.

Director of Residential Services

Compensation: $60,000 – $80,000/yr. plus excellent benefits

Locations: Walter D. Kelly Treatment Center (West Palm Beach) & Norman C. Hayslip Treatment Center (Ft. Pierce)

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; on call availability during emergencies/incidents

The Director of Residential Services oversees our two Level II adolescent residential facilities in Ft. Pierce and West Palm Beach. They are responsible for motivating and maintaining a strengths-based, multidisciplinary team of professionals committed to improving the lives of adolescents and their families participating in residential treatment through the use of recovery-oriented, evidence-based therapeutic, behavioral and academic strategies. This includes providing direction and clinical management/support to staff, including oversight of clinical supervision, professional development, and performance management aimed at promoting the health and safety of our staff, clients and families in accordance with the agency and program’s mission and philosophy.

Qualifications: Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHC, LMFT or LCSW) with experience in operating all aspects of a residential treatment program including clinical and behavioral services, food service, facility maintenance, human resources, staff scheduling, etc. Juvenile Justice experience a plus. Genuine ability to forge and maintain relationships with community partners and stakeholders. Sense of humor is essential to being successful in this position. Must be able to pass a Level II background screening, a urinalysis test, and possess a valid Florida driver’s license and have personal, reliable transportation.

Director of Treatment

Compensation: $60,000/yr. plus excellent benefits

Location: Outpatient Ft. Pierce office

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Director of Treatment coordinates and supervises all outpatient and community-based clinical services and activities in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties. Their primary responsibilities include ensuring the smooth operation of treatment services consistent with programs’ goals and objectives, training and supporting staff in applicable policies and procedures, providing clinical and administrative supervision to all direct service staff, and promoting the health, safety and well-being of program participants in accordance with the agency and program’s mission and philosophy.

Qualifications: Licensed Behavioral Health Professional (LMHC, LMFT or LCSW) with substantial clinical and supervisory experience. Medicaid number and/or C.A.P. preferred. Must have demonstrated knowledge and skill in family, group and individual therapy and supervision; good interpersonal skills; training experience; knowledge of mental health and substance use systems. This position requires excellent communication and documentation skills. Some knowledge of budgeting and fiscal planning helpful. Must be able to pass a Level II background screening, a urinalysis test, and possess a valid Florida driver’s license and have personal, reliable transportation.

School-Based Intervention Counselor

Compensation (Palm Beach, St. Lucie & Indian River counties): $33,000/yr. plus excellent benefits

Compensation (Okeechobee): $40,000/yr. plus excellent benefits

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

Hours of Position: 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: $31,000 – 36,000/yr. plus excellent benefits

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

Hours of Position: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (West Palm Beach); Monday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Ft. Pierce)

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

Compensation: $30,000/yr. with Bachelor’s degree, $33,000/yr. with Master’s degree plus excellent benefits

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

Hours of Position: 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.