Primary Therapist

Company: Acadia-Healthcare ( Learn More )

General Information
US-AZ-Tucson
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Full-Time
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Job Description

OVERVIEW/SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

The Primary Therapist carries a patient load of up to nine patients, completes the Psychosocial Assessment, facilitates the primary group psychotherapy experience for the patients, meets with the patient individually, coordinates treatment planning, interacts with the patients’ referring therapists and/or medical professionals,  and other duties as assigned throughout the Program Department. The Primary Therapist is an active member of each patient’s primary clinical team, attends staff meetings, updating the patient treatment plans and charts in the medical record

Employee will work with Associate Clinical Director, Clinical Program Department Managers and Coordinators and the Chief Clinical Officer to support cross training between departments and providing coverage for all areas within the Program Department if needed.  Employee may be asked to provide coverage for groups, lectures, and activities outside of their assigned department.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field required
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    EXPERIENCE:

  • Four year’s post Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Health field
  • Prefer experience in a Behavioral Health inpatient setting
  •   REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to facilitate individual and group therapies
  • Medical record documentation
  • Ability to work independently with in a multi-disciplinary team context
  • Ability to work with a wide range of diagnoses and behaviors
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of Family Systems
  • Providing didactic lecture material
  • Co-Facilitate Family Therapy Groups
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    PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of the 12-Steps
  • Ability to facilitate expressive and experiential therapies
  • Computer skills
  • LICENSURE:

  • Certification and/or licensure preferred
  • ADA REQUIREMENTS:

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    x                      WALKING

    x                      LIFTING, CARRYING: 25___ LBS. OR MORE: < 0.5  HRS/DAY

    x                      FINGERING, HANDLING

    x                      PROLONGED STANDING OR SITTING

    x                      VISION REQUIREMENTS

    x                      UNUSUAL DEGREE OF STAMINA

    WORK SITUATIONS

    x                      PERFORMING ROUTINE, REPETITIVE DUTIES

    x                      WORKING ALONE

    x                      WORKING AS PART OF A GROUP

    x                      CONSTANT HIGH STRESS

    x                      STRESS OF MEETING FREQUENT DEADLINES

    x                      IRREGULAR HOURS

    x                      PERFORMING A VARIETY OF DUTIES

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    x                      WRITING

    x                      SPEAKING

    x                      HEARING

    x                      READING

    x                      RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS

    x                      GIVING INSTRUCTIONS

    Exceptions to the above requirements will be made by the Administration of Sierra Tucson.

     

    Job Requirements