Clinical Services Lead Therapist in Lemont, IL at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/18/2020

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Overview

Clinical Services Lead Therapist

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center we treat females exclusively-those who struggle with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. As part of a multidisciplinary treatment team and under the supervision of our Clinical Director Juliet Caceres, PsyD, you would serve as a Primary/Family Therapist.

Timberline Knolls is a residential treatment center located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery.

Responsibilities

PURPOSE STATEMENT:

Responsible for diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective or behavioral. Apply psychotherapeutic theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed emotional and mental disorders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide psychotherapy services to patient as scheduled.
  • Conduct individual, group or family therapy sessions as appropriate for treatment plan of the patient.
  • Provide initial treatment planning for patient based on assessment and coordinate any additional services needed and revise as necessary.
  • Maintain documentation of therapy services provided to each patient according to facility and professional standards, revising as necessary.
  • Maintain a caseload as assigned.
  • Participate in treatment team meetings and collaborate with other staff to facilitate services for the patient as appropriate to their treatment plan.
  • May provide these services in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
  • Provide case management, discharge planning or after-care planning according to treatment plan.
  • May assist in educating and training staff on behavior management or therapeutic crisis intervention.
  • May coordinate various clinical, psychosocial or educational activities with patient and their families.
  • Evaluate patient's need and determine if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed.
  • May assist in the training of new clinical staff and interns.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing or other recognized therapeutic field from an accredited college or university. Minimum of four plus years’ experience as a therapist with two or more years of experience with the specific population of the facility.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

State or national licensure for professional therapy providers required.

CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

First aid may be required based on state or facility.

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