Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team Counselor

Date Posted: 11/22//2022


POSITION SUMMARY: Youth involved in the juvenile justice system are required to receive and are benefited from mental health and substance use services.  These services include peer-led, social-skills groups as well as opportunities to practice those skills in the thoughtful decision-making process.  If you are willing to take the challenge of leading a group of eight to ten teenagers with criminal charges as they navigate anger management and the decision-making process regarding their substance use; in addition, be willing to attend court and meet kids individually to assess their mental health and substance use needs; and finally, provide case management thorough collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and connection to community resources in an effort to assist youth in compliance with probation sanctions and expectations,  this is a position for you.  Join a dynamic and innovative team who are passionate about the welfare of persons experiencing substance use or mental health issues in their life.
Bridgeway Center, Inc. (BCI)’s CAT Team Counselor, using evidenced-based service models, conducts screenings, assessments, and group sessions for persons experiencing substance use and often co-occurring mental health disorders. New associates receive training, mentoring, and coaching throughout the onboarding process.

We invite you to further explore this amazing opportunity by submitting your application today.

  1. Eleven (11) Paid Holidays
  2. 17 days per year of PTO
  3. 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  4. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  5. Health Care / Dependent Care Reimbursement Program  
  6. Employer Paid $15,000.00 Life Insurance
  7. Florida Blue Group Health Insurance
  8. Teladoc
  9. Vision / Dental Insurance

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related human service field and three (3) years direct experience working with at-risk youth and families. Bilingual (Spanish & English) applicants are preferred, but not required. Applicant must be able to pass an Agency for Healthcare Administration Medicaid and Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Level II background screen, Medicaid screen, drug screen, and a Tuberculosis (TB) test. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license with no major violations and be able to be insured under BCI’s automobile policy.  

 DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide community and office-based behavioral health care services for persons with substance use disorders with the intensive outpatient CAT Team Program.  Communicate with community-based partners, complete initial triage assessments, and recommend a levels-based service of care for adolescent referrals made to the CAT team.  Follow up with completing biopsychosocial assessments, facilitating substance use groups using evidence-based practices, and completing clinical documentation for each participant utilizing collaborative treatment planning within a Recovery Oriented System of Care approach. Provide linkage to other community services as needed through direct Care Coordination. Have the ability to work as an active team member.  Be responsible for ensuring a safe, therapeutic environment and adhering to all safety standards, Federal and State regulations, and corporate policies. Willing and able to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by his/her direct supervisor.

WORK LOCATION:  Travel between Fort Walton Beach (FWB) and Crestview (CV)

WORK HOURS:    Mon – Fri; 40 hours per week 

WAGE:   The wage for this position is $18.00 per hour.



***Applicant must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for this position. NO EXCEPTIONS.***
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