Volunteers of America Northern Rockies
Job Description
Job Details

Job Location - Life House - Sheridan, WY
Position Type - Full-time
Job Shift - Day


The Lead Clinician provides counseling and education-based treatment for patients in residential treatment, recovery homes, and/or outpatient facilities based on specific knowledge of substance addiction and related mental health issues. This position also supervises clinicians, ensuring the quality and compliance of all clinical services and processes.

Essential Functions

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

  • Provide daily oversight of clinical facility operations, utilization reviews, and quality assurance of patient services
  • Work with the Clinical Director for program development and implementation and general management of organizational care services
  • Provide daily Clinician supervision and monitor all written documentation
  • Complete social histories, assessments, treatment plans, admission and discharge summaries, and other chart-related documents and correspondence for assigned residential patients promptly
  • Complete social history, assessments, treatment plans, admission and discharge summaries, and other chart-related documents and correspondence for satellite VOA program patients promptly, as needed
  • Provide individual counseling and facilitate educational and counseling groups as assigned; properly and promptly chart these activities in patient records
  • Develop an educational and/or 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
  • Work cooperatively with the multi-disciplinary team and other community resources and referral sources to coordinate services to patients.
  • Manage and maintain the ongoing schedule of training for the clinical team
  • Manage time cards, leave, and disciplinary actions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Effective communicator; assertive when necessary
  • Ethical practice
  • Highly confidential
  • Calm under pressure and during the crisis
  • Empathetic/able to relate to individuals with drug/alcohol addictions
  • Continuous demonstration of behaviors aligned with a posture of servant leadership and our cultural values

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has direct supervisory responsibilities and may serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization.

Work Environment

This job operates in a residential treatment facility. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptops, photocopiers, telehealth technology, and smartphones.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those an employee must meet to successfully perform this job's essential functions.

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 the ability to adjust focus. This position would require lifting files, opening filing cabinets, bending or standing or stooping as necessary, and performing work at a computer for extended periods.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. This position must participate in on-call rotation as needed and serve as administrative on-call regularly.


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, LAT, or LMFT through the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board, or eligible 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
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • 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

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at 307-672-0475.


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