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Mental Health Therapist (Clinician) – Substance Abuse

Mental Health Therapist (Clinician) – Substance Abuse

Do you feel passionate about working with young men of color, especially Latino and African American Youth? Do you want to be part of a change in service delivery that is relationally-based and trauma informed? Do you want an opportunity to be trained by nationally recognized experts in trauma? Do you want to impact the greater community? Do you want to do all this in a beautiful setting, with a friendly team and good food?

Hanna Boys Center is a private non-profit which provides a residential treatment center/ boarding school that helps under-resourced adolescent boys who come to us voluntarily. Each client has recognized his life needs help and has taken the initiative to change his course. Many are struggling at home, in their community and/or school. Additionally, Hanna provides training and consultative services, in the area of childhood trauma, to other youth serving organizations. We work collaboratively with these organizations to help them improve care and enhance program outcomes.

Hanna transforms the lives of youth, families and communities impacted by trauma and adversity through resilience, connection and spiritual wellness.

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist (Clinician) – Substance Abuse
Department: Clinical
Supervisor: Chief Clinical Officer
Status: Exempt

Description: The Clinician – Substance Abuse is responsible for overseeing and coordinating a trauma- and culturally- informed Substance/Vaping Program as well as providing and coordinating the therapeutic needs of clients on their assigned caseload.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Modify and evaluate the trauma-informed, culturally responsive HBC Drug policy and program.
  • Provide Individual, Group, and Family Therapy for clients struggling with substance use.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the impact of ACEs and Urban ACEs of each client.
  • Incorporate appropriate evidence-based practices.
  • Manifest willingness to provide consultation and training to colleagues throughout milieu.
  • Coordinate drug testing.
  • Work with Admissions to determine suitability of applicant / level of substance intervention needed.
  • Participate in intervention meetings that involve drug, or related, behavior.
  • Participate in weekly internal department meetings and group supervision, as well as meetings with the residential and teaching staff, and in-service trainings.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings regarding clients.
  • Establish and regularly revise with each client a clinically comprehensive psychotherapy individualized treatment plan, using the CANS-Trauma Comprehensive Assessment.
  • Maintain weekly progress notes, quarterly and closing summaries.
  • Create after-care plans, including possible referrals and/or resources.


  • Licensed MFT or LCSW or PhD/PsyD with corresponding graduate-level degree.
  • Experience working with addiction and/or certified Drug Abuse Counselor.
  • Experience with adolescent males.
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide trauma informed or trauma-specific services, including trauma informed substance use intervention (e.g. seeking safety, RRFT, TST-SA, etc)
  • Demonstrates cultural humility and openness. Experience working cross-culturally. Knowledge of culturally responsive therapy a plus.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/ English) a plus.

Comments: Must clear background check for a Community Care Licensed facility, including physical, tb and drug test.

Please submit resume, cover letter and appropriate college transcripts to: