Associate Therapist

New Directions - Pepper Pike, OH

For 40 years, New Directions has been providing life-changing substance abuse services to adolescents, young adults and families including specialized treatment for chemically dependent adolescents. As a leader in this field, we offer a vast array of programs and services that evaluate, educate, strengthen and support young adults and their families. Currently we are seeking a Therapist for our Pepper Pike, OH facility.  

This Therapist is responsible for coordinating communication and services among clients and interested parties to ensure seamless service delivery consistent with the client treatment plan. The Therapist works not only with adolescents, but the families, legal guardians and other interested parties to create and implement a treatment program.  

The Therapist role is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Coordinating and scheduling services for clients/families.
  • Providing updates to family members, internal/external service providers, referral sources, and others (probation officers, etc.) as each case requires.
  • Facilitating/co-facilitating group sessions.
  • Providing practical skills focused individual therapy. 
  • Makes referrals for clients and/or family members as appropriate.
  • Identifies potential areas for crisis and proactively plans to prevent it. 

Position Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree required Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • CDCA certification required.
  • LSW or LPC preferred.
  • Experience working with adolescents and their families involving addiction and mental health treatment
  • Experience recognizing the various socio-economic and cultural factors within which addiction and substance abuse exist and how to overcome obstacles to sobriety.
  • Experience working with parents and legal guardians of the clients in a family counseling setting.
  • Must have valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record (4 pts. or less), and carry automobile insurance with minimum liability limits of $100,000/$300,000 and property damage of $50,000. 

Our Organization is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, uniform service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. 

Send resume to:

New Directions
30800 Chagrin Blvd.
Pepper Pike, OH 44124