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JRA SUDP(t) or Co-Occurring Therapist

Helping children, youth, young adults, and their families find their path to healing and hope is at the core of our work. We can only achieve this by striving for excellence and providing an array of services that are needed and wanted by the community we serve. We are continuing to expand our service array and locations where we provide services, with therapists in more schools and social service agencies. As we expand our services to serve more than 800 children, youth, and young adults each month – regardless of payer, gender identity, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, or place of origin – we do so with the intention that we would want our own families to use these services should they need them. The staff at Ryther are committed to creating and maintaining a culture that is informed and reflective of trauma recovery and racial equity and social justice principles.


The JRA SUDP(t) or Co-Occurring Therapist provides targeted comprehensive and culturally responsive treatment for adolescents with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.  Treatment services include: diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, family therapy and parent support, group therapy, and on-site school based services.


  • Provide substance use and co-occurring therapy in accordance with Ryther’s treatment model, site requirements and expectations and Ryther manual.

  • Facilitate co-occurring treatment groups.

  • Perform substance use assessments and create treatment recommendations following an ASAM approved format utilized by Ryther.

  • Participate in mental health assessments and treatment planning in collaboration with milieu staff and other care providers and environmental supports.

  • Collaborate with systems involved with the client according to the clinical need.

  • Work with client families when appropriate in addressing client needs, increasing monitoring and decreasing risk of use.

  • Develop and initiate treatment plans in a timely fashion.

  • Write treatment notes, managed care documentation, reports, and summaries as necessary.

  • Maintain case records in accordance with licensing, accreditation and agency requirements.

  • Develop working relationships with current and potential referral services.

  • Maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries with clients, families, co-workers and community resources.

  • Maintain all necessary credentials per agency and licensing requirements.

  • May oversee/provide clinical supervision of outpatient staff and student interns.

  • Attend staff meetings and consult meetings as required.

  • Work collaboratively with multiple systems, in-house and external.

  • Perform related work as assigned and within identified timeframes.

  • Assist with and/or take responsibility for necessary administrative details including but not limited to maintaining urine screening and other clinic supplies and coordinating with insurance and scheduling as assigned.

  • Perform or assist with marketing to new potential referral sources as assigned.

  • Understand and use technology effectively for tracking client data and completing work requirements.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of skill in communication and positive interaction with all Ryther employees, prospective employees, external agencies/companies, and the community at large.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain both client and employee confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, contract requirements, or other applicable laws and regulations.

  • Substance Use Professional (SUDP) or Substance Use Professional Trainee (SUDPt) certification required. Must maintain certification through continuing education throughout employment

  • Master’s Degree in social service field, social science, social work, psychology, or related field.

  • Minimum of two years of experience working with children and youth.

  • Knowledge and understanding of individual and family therapy principals for substance use treatment.

  • Skills in clinical assessment and treatment or willingness to learn. Willingness to become certified in administering the GAIN-I and GAIN-lite assessment.

  • Must provide own transportation to and from JRA facility.

  • Must be able to effectively use Microsoft 365 suite, PDF reader and electronic health record.

  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting or stooping on rare occasions.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain both client and employee confidentiality.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.


SUPERVISOR: OP Co-Occurring Program Manager 

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