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Therapist positions

Equip people for long-term recovery.
Join our clinical team.

Oxford Treatment Center is continuing to grow as more people seek our help in overcoming drug or alcohol addiction. Why work with us?

  • Professional, caring and experienced treatment team
  • Focus on continued training and excellence in clinical care
  • Opportunities for advancement both regionally and nationally through our parent company, American Addiction Centers
  • Comprehensive benefit package

At Oxford Treatment Center, our interdisciplinary treatment team includes three types of therapists. View job descriptions and requirements by clicking on each link below.

Clinical Therapist-Residential (Etta)

Therapists based at our main campus work with patients in our residential treatment program. Each therapist is a part a dedicated treatment team: Either for our Young Adult Program (for patients ages 18-24) or our Primary Adult Program (25 and older).

Therapists work with their assigned patients in individual sessions as well leading group therapy sessions. For each patient, the therapist is responsible for coordinating and providing individualized case management, group therapy and bio-psychosocial assessment services. Therapists develop client resources and provide vocational counseling, discharge/continuing care planning and post-discharge placement. They are also the primary point of contact between the facility and the patient’s family.

The therapist also has the primary responsibility of maintaining communication with original referral sources and other service providers as needed, as well as acting as a liaison with the UR Department on all aspects of client care.

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree and at least three years’ experience in drug and alcohol treatment
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and/or continuing special training in areas of licensure (LMHC, LCSW, CAP, etc.)
  • Two or more years experience in dual diagnosis treatment
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, evening, holidays and flexible hours
  • Ability to complete all documentation in electronic medical records in a timely and thorough way
  • If in personal recovery, a minimum of two years clean and sober

Clinical Therapist-Outpatient (Oxford, Tupelo, Olive Branch)

Therapists based at our outpatient offices work with patients in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and other outpatient treatment services. Patients may be admitted into IOP as either an entry point to recovery or as a follow-up to residential treatment.

Outpatient therapists are responsible for coordinating and providing individualized case management, group therapy and bio-psychosocial assessment services, including group and family counseling. Therapists develop client resources and provide vocational counseling, discharge/continuing care planning and placement. They should be flexible and creative in helping patients overcome whatever roadblocks they face in early recovery.

The therapist also has the primary responsibility of maintaining communication with original referral sources and other service providers as needed, as well as acting as a liaison with the UR Department on all aspects of client care.

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree and at least three years’ experience in drug and alcohol treatment
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and/or continuing special training in areas of licensure (LMHC, LCSW, CAP, etc.)
  • Two or more years experience in dual diagnosis treatment
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, evening, holidays and flexible hours
  • Ability to complete all documentation in electronic medical records in a timely and thorough way
  • If in personal recovery, a minimum of two years clean and sober

Counselor (Etta)

Without requiring the same level of training and responsibility as clinical therapists, counselors are an integral part of the treatment team. They counsel and aid individuals in the program, as well as supporting family members in dealing with substance abuse and recovery. Their role also includes preparing and maintaining notes, reports and case histories.
Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Counseling certification from an accredited institution
  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment
  • Two years’ experience working in a substance abuse treatment environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people and aid them in overcoming their specific problems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, family members and other staff
  • Knowledge and experience in running groups, meetings and activities
  • Ability to read and interpret written information; to write clearly and informatively, with correct spelling and grammar
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; to listen and get clarification; to respond well to questions; to demonstrate group presentation skills; and to participate in meetings
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • If in personal recovery, a minimum of two years clean and sober

To apply for current openings, or to be considered for future openings:
Email Chip Peterson at cpeterson@contactaac.com for Etta positions, and Barbara Cox at bcox@contactaac.com for outpatient office positions. Send your resume with your email, and let us know which position or positions you are interested in. View current staff bios here.

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