Primary Therapist

PRN Support Staff


1 – Primary Therapist

Position Summary:  The Primary Therapist provides individual, group, and family therapy at 3 residential treatment facilities; administers, scores, and performs initial assessment; conducts behavioral observations; reviews health history; and administers necessary evaluation questionnaires. In addition, develops, writes and updates treatment plans and other medical record documentation; conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment; provides intervention according to established principles and best practices and participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning with persons served.  This position requires weekend and evening hours.


  1. Communication proficiency
  2. Ethical Conduct
  3. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  4. Problem Solving/Analysis
  5. Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  6. Thoroughness
  7. Time Management
  8. Working with a team
  9. Flexibility

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in a human services field (e.g., social work, psychology) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Qualified Mental Health Professional as defined by state regulations.
  3. Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a human services field.
  4. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chemical dependency and mental dysfunctions.
  5. Knowledge of human behavior and performances; individual differences in abilities, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  1. Licensed Clinical Social Worker or CSW under supervision.
  2. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor or LPCA under supervision.
  3. Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or under supervision.
  4. Proficient in facilitating curriculum-driven group therapy sessions.


Must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of insurance.  Must possess CPR/First Aid certification or enroll in first available CPR/First Aid class.

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or email it to Human Resources, connieneal@chrysalishouse.org

2 – PRN Support Staff


Support Staff provides office coverage at Chrysalis House facilities and monitors the safety of the persons served and the property.  Individual must contact appropriate staff and other relevant personnel in case of emergencies. 

Essential Functions: 

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

  1. Monitors and documents behaviors and/or observations of persons served.
  2. Aids persons served in becoming familiar with rights, responsibilities, and rules while residing in an agency facility.
  3. Organizes, supervises, and encourages participation of persons served in agency activities.
  4. Assists with admissions and discharges.
  5. Administers medications to persons served according to agency policy.
  6. Administers urine screens according to agency policy and documents the results as required.
  7. Is familiar with the rights, rules, and responsibilities of the persons served and monitors compliance.
  8. Performs clerical duties required in the facilities.
  9. Documents and files information in the medical record of the persons served.
  10. Performs security checks on the entire facility and accounts for all clients daily/nightly.
  11. Communicates all pertinent issues to other staff at the facility by means of verbal or written communication and/or utilization of the Clinical on Call.
  12. Collaborates with facilities department to uphold the integrity of the living conditions of the persons served.
  13. Preserves human dignity and the confidentiality of each person served.
  14. Actively participates in team review of records and cases.
  15. Performs disaster evacuations and fire drills with persons served.
  16. Attends and contributes to staff and team meetings.
  17. May conduct goals groups with persons served.
  18. May assist with peer support and life skills groups.
  19. Participates in job supervision through group supervision, individual meetings and service planning meetings.
  20. Provides other agency functions as required by a supervisor.

 Position Type/Expected Hours of Work 

PRN support staff will work on an as needed basis.  May be required to work evenings and weekends

Required Education and Experience:

High School diploma or its equivalent, or equivalent experience

Preferred Education and Experience:

Knowledge of basic chemical dependency and substance use/abuse treatment.

Interested applicants should submit a resume to Connie Neal, Assistant Director,  1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or connieneal@chrysalishouse.org.


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