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Sage Recovery Villa is a 15-bed, 35-day residential treatment center for adults struggling with substance abuse and co- occurring mental health issues. This luxury treatment center is located on 24-acres of countryside estate, just east of Austin, in Manor, TX. Sage Recovery Villa is projected to open June 2018.

Sage Recovery Villa is currently seeking a full-time therapist, who specializes in the treatment of substance use and trauma.

Position Title: Trauma-Focused Therapist

Reports to: Clinical Director

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Facilitate daily process groups and psychoeducational groups with adults in early recovery
  • Facilitate individual and family therapy, carrying a caseload of no more than eight clients
  • Conduct psychosocial, diagnostic assessments
  • Assist the Clinical Director with helping grow and further develop the program’s curriculum.
  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork including daily treatment notes, master treatment plans, treatment plan updates, and discharge summaries.
  • Distribute and collect urine drug screens from clients, when necessary.
  • Help clients develop relapse prevention plans, promote continuity of care, and assist clients in the step-down process from treatment; referring clients or family members to community resources or specialists as necessary.
  • Maintain contact with each client’s professional and personal support system, pending client consent, involving the support system in discharge planning.
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding and supporting clients.
  • Help facilitate Family Visitation and Family Weekend, when necessary.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, consultation meetings, and on-site trainings.
  • Maintain requirements to keep license (LPC, LCSW, LMSW, LPC-I, LMFT, LCDC) current.
  • Attend occasional marketing events off-site. This may include an evening or weekend event.

Skills & Specifications:

  • Trauma-focused treatment specialties, such as EMDR or Somatic Experiencing, required
  • Desire for experiential therapy opportunities, such as psychodrama, integrative breathwork, and art therapy
  • Experience working in a residential treatment center setting, a plus
  • Passion for working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders
  • Proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders
  • Knowledge of effective treatment and management of clients with chronic mental health and substance abuse issues, using a trauma-informed and social justice geared approach
  • Knowledge of 12-Step and alternative sober support groups
  • Knowledge of evidence-based frameworks and interventions relevant to mental health conditions, i.e., disease model, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Knowledge of basic psychopharmacology and medical terminology
  • Familiarity with the stages of change
  • Case management skills and knowledge of local resources for outside referrals
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in substance abuse and mental health


  • This is a full-time position, intended for weekday business hours but has some flexibility on days and hours if weekend day(s) preferred.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours, as needed

Education & Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work (LMSW, LCSW, LPC-i, LPC, LMFT) from an accredited institution
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) a plus, or willingness to become licensed
  • Acu Detox Specialist (ADS) and/or Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) a plus, or willingness to become certified


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • 100% Company-Paid Medical, Dental & Vision benefits
  • Health & Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Acu Detox Certification Training
  • Electronic Medical Records for minimizing paperwork
  • Team development
  • Thorough training in the program’s specific treatment model and didactics
  • Free on-site continuing education units

To Apply, please send Resume and Cover Letter to