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Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Therapist/Social Worker/Counselor in GILLETTE, Wyoming

Therapist/Social Worker/CounselorBooth Hall · GILLETTE, Wyoming

Department Booth Hall

Employment Type Full-Time Regular

Minimum Experience Mid-level

$5000 Sign on Bonus, and VOANR is a qualified employer for both Public Service Loan Forgiveness and student loan repayment for the National Health Service Corps

Each day at Volunteers of America, we strive to exemplify our foundational pillar of Servant Leadership and Cultural Values of Communication, Compassion, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence.

Booth Hall is an Adult Community Corrections facility that supports individuals transitioning back into the community from a correctional environment. Booth Hall can serve those with both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder needs through group and individual therapies. This position requires a security clearance to be obtained through Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Corrections.

This is a truly exceptional opportunity to join a well-established fast-growing and transformational community service organization. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOANR) is one of the largest geographically chartered affiliates of a national confederation of 33 VOA chapters whose history dates back more than 110 years and which engages more than 100,000 volunteers nation-wide. With over 400 employees and an operating budget more than $40 million, VOANR is deeply connected to its local communities and committed to serving those in need by providing life-changing services to society’s most vulnerable people.


The Clinician provides counseling and education-based treatment for patients in a residential treatment facility based on specific knowledge of substance addiction and related mental health issues.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Complete social histories, assessments, treatment plans, admission and discharge summaries, and other chart-related documents and correspondence for assigned patients promptly

  • Provide individual counseling and facilitate educational and counseling groups as assigned; properly and promptly chart these activities in patient records

  • Develop educational and therapeutic curriculum to be utilized in group settings with patients and family members

  • Assist patients in understanding and completing therapeutic change objective-driven treatment plans


  • Effective communicator; assertive when necessary

  • Ethical practice

  • Highly confidential

  • Cool under pressure and crisis

  • Empathetic/able to relate to individuals with drug/alcohol addictions

  • Continuous demonstration of behaviors aligned with our Cultural Values

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization.

Work Environment

This job operates in a residential facility. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, and smartphones.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This position would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary, and perform work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

The schedule may include weekend and on-call rotational work.


Little to no travel is expected for this position.

Required Education, Experience or Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Counseling or Clinical Social Work from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. (CACREP), Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) or Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program in counseling

  • Fully licensed as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or LAT through the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board, oreligible for licensure if current licensure is out-of-state

  • Meet qualifications required for a substance abuse professional, clinician or assistant by the State of Wyoming’s Division of Behavioral Health Standards for the Operation of Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs

  • Proficient in the use of computer software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Suite and desktop publishing

  • Exceptional and demonstrated time management skills to stay organized and meet tight deadlines

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Five years of post-licensure clinical experience, with some of this experience directly related to serving persons with addiction disorders: alcohol, drugs, gambling

EEO Statement

VOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).