Careers

Due to the increased need for treatment of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA) is hiring!

At ARCA we are committed to providing our staff with an environment that allows you to do your best work while providing opportunities for ongoing professional development.

ARCA offers competitive salaries along with a wide range of benefits. Our staff is comprised of a wide background of skills and is involved in patient care, teaching and support services. We recognize that our employees are absolutely fundamental to overall success, if you feel you will be a good addition to our team please review the open positions below. 

Therapist

Job Title: Therapist

 Supervised by: 

Job Summary: 

Principle Clinical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessment

  • Performs ongoing psychosocial assessment of patient using designated assessment tools and additional evidence-based tools as clinically indicated

  • Assesses for patients’ strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences in addition to clinical diagnoses

  • Engages in interdisciplinary consultation and supervision to ensure accurate assessment and diagnosis

Treatment Planning

  • Develops treatment plan that is:

  • Based on comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment

  • Individualized

  • Strength-based

  • Solution-focused (based on patients’ past successes)

  • Integrative of psychosocial and pharmacological interventions

  • Revised based on ongoing assessment

  • Collaborative with patient and interdisciplinary team

Individual Therapy

  • Develops rapport with patients through nonjudgmental, empathetic approach

  • Uses cognitive-behavioral interventions to help patients gain insight into addiction and co-occurring disorders and begin to change maladaptive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors

  • Uses principles of motivational interviewing to calibrate interventions

Group Therapy

  • Effectively facilitates group engagement around topics relevant to and supportive of recovery

  • Draws upon patients’ knowledge and insight to help them develop self-efficacy through the group process

  • Facilitates an environment of acceptance and mutual support in the group process

  • Manages group effectively so that patient participation is equitable and constructive

Family Engagement

  • Uses the assessment process to understand patient’s primary support system

  • With patient consent, engages key members of the primary support system in assessment, treatment planning, and discharge planning

  • Psychoeducation

  • Effectively educates individual and family members on key aspects of recovery as assigned by the Clinical Director or Assistant Clinical Director.

Documentation

  • Prepares accurate, concise documentation of assessment and treatment

  • Records client progress as it relates to specified treatment goals

  • Uses Discharge summaries to concisely record course of treatment and discharge plansEthics

  • Adheres to his/her professional code of ethics.

  • Resolves ethical dilemmas through use of supervision, consultation, and an ethical decision making process

  • Complies with ARCA’s clinical policies and procedures

Professional Development

  • Pursues education to improve knowledge and competence in fulling job at ARCA

  • Meets professional standards and legal requirements for continuing education

Supervision

  • Uses supervision to improve assessment, treatment planning, treatment, and discharge planning

  • Uses supervion for professional development

  • Uses supervision to assist in resolving ethical dilemmas

  • Uses supervison to express ideas for program improvement

  • Uses supervision to report any concerns about program quality or ethics

Performance Improvement

  • Records Performance Improvement data as specified in policies and procedures

Professional Requirements:

  • Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean.

  • Completes annual education requirements.

  • Maintains regulatory requirements.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.

  • Completes in-services and returns in a timely fashion.

  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Professional Counseling.

  • Required: Current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor.

  • Two (2) or more years of previous experience in mental health assessment and treatment.

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.

Skills:

  • Competence using Microsoft Word.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Nurse

Job Title: Medical Staff (MA, CAN, LPN, RN)

 Supervised by: Nursing Director

Job Summary: Provides medical care through physical and mental assessments, laboratory testing, plans of care, and therapeutic treatments. Knowledgeable of a wide range of disorders; cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral. Performs crisis intervention.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessment and Care Planning.

  • Remains familiar with, and adheres to, company policies and procedures.

  • Performs nursing assessments and reassessments as provider orders

  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.

  • Responds to emergencies and delegates staff responsibilities during emergencies.

  • Continuously observes patient's behavior, mental status, and activities.

  • Formulates and implements patient plans of care in collaboration with multidisciplinary team.

  • Revise’s plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluates overall plan for effectiveness.

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform crisis intervention and triage.

  • Coordinates and supervises patient care, as necessary.

  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to co-workers, providers, and patients

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate individualized, optimal care for patients.

  • Delegates tasks to the healthcare team appropriately.

  • Treats patients with respect and dignity; provides emotional support.

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

  • Ability to conduct virtual appointments per protocol.

  • Problem-solves issues with interdisciplinary team.

  • Accepts constructive criticism and works to improve nursing practice.

  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of office setting.

  • Ability to work alone and in a team-setting.

  • Provides education to the patient concerning plans of care, compliance with the plan of care, medications, and their side effects.

  • Functions as a patient advocate at all times.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.

  • Medication Management and Administration.

  • Basic knowledgeable of medications, including SUD and psychotropic drugs, and their correct administration based on the age of the patient and their clinical condition.

  • Follows the six (6) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

  • Monitors for adverse reactions and side-effects of medications.

  • Documentation meets current standards and policies for all patient care and medication management.

Professional Requirements:

  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is professional, neat, and clean.

  • Completes annual educational requirements.

  • Maintains regulatory requirements.

  • Ensures patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled.

  • Attends staff meetings regularly, arrives punctually, and actively participates, as necessary.

  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

  • Maintains a good working relationship within the program and with other programs.

  • Orients new staff members and volunteers as needed.

  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

  • Attends yearly Job Performance Review with direct supervisor.

  • Dedicated to improving skills.

 

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Current state medical licensure in the State of Missouri

  • Current certification.

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Skills:

  • Basic computer knowledge.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Administrative Assistant

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Supervised by:

Job Summary:  Perform a wide variety of clinical and administrative duties for the daily operation of ARCA.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Providing case management services to include advocacy, referrals, liaison to other agencies, individual and group interventions.

  • Answer and screen telephones, and direct calls to appropriate staff

  • Entering data to assist with billing and quality assurance.

  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.

  • Exhibits ability to constructively deal with conflict and de-escalate situations to afford effective resolutions.

  • Exhibits willingness to ensure successful inter-departmental relationships.

  • Remain present and attentive to virtual conversations related to patient care and patient flow.

  • Operate office equipment such as; voice mail messaging systems, use word processing, spreadsheet, other software applications to prepare reports, invoices

  • Transmit correspondence and medical records by mail, e-mail, fax or e-fax.

  • Monitor use of office supplies to ensure all supplies are readily available.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Requirements:

  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is professional, neat and clean.

  • Maintains regulatory requirements.

  • Ensures patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled.

  • Completes in services and returns in a timely fashion.

  • Attends staff meetings regularly, arrives punctually and actively participates as necessary.

  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

  • Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.

  • Orients new staff members and volunteers as needed.

  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field. (Preferred)

  • High School Diploma

Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Additional languages preferred.

Skills:

  • Basic computer knowledge.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Understanding of addiction related issues.

Physical Demands:

  • For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.

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