Licensed Therapist, Full-time position
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is set in quiet, residential areas in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida. We treat individuals ranging from adolescents to adults. La Amistad is a voluntary treatment facility with three levels of care: residential, PHP and IOP. La Amistad has been an industry leader in behavioral health for over fifty years and is fortunate to enjoy one of the lowest staff turnover rates, compared to other RTC facilities, within Universal Health Services (parent company). Clinically, LABHS specializes in treating trauma, mood disturbances, substance use disorders and thought disorders.
Therapist, Full-time, Competitive Salary
Therapists are responsible for conducting therapeutic services for residents of La Amistad Behavioral Health Services, working closely and collaboratively with our team of psychiatrists on a daily basis. They provide counseling sessions for families, individuals and groups. Therapists are responsible for interviewing and developing the psychological history, assessing the therapeutic needs of the individual and family, developing appropriate treatment objectives and weekly treatment summaries. Therapists act as the residents' and families' primary contact during the resident's stay within the program as well as their advocate with the treatment team. Therapists are also liaisons with outside agencies and individuals for the purpose of developing and coordinating discharge planning with the treatment team and family.
Essential Job Duties:
- Conducts individual and family psychotherapy sessions for residents on their caseload at least one time per week as part of the therapeutic process
- Conducts general psychotherapy sessions for residents' in-group caseload at least four times per week. Demonstrates a high level of clinical skill in assessing the clinical needs of the resident, determining appropriate group interventions and in conducting the group in accordance with these needs.
- Conducts specialized groups as assigned based on education, training and experience.
- Establishes rapport, systematically gathers data; determines client's readiness for treatment and change. Analyzes and interprets relevant data to determine treatment recommendations and priorities.
- Coordinates with treatment team, family and residents in family caseload and implements discharge planning
- Has understanding of Common Psychiatric Diagnoses. Can recognize associated behaviors and uses proper intervention techniques for Common Psychiatric Diagnoses
- Documentation as required by facility Policy
- Evaluates and demonstrates for age-specific behaviors, motor skills and psychological norms. Recognizes patient's level of psychosocial development and modifies approach accordingly
- Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling or other related fields.
- Experience: One year direct clinical experience specific to family, individual and group therapy with children and/or adolescents. For specialized issue or treatment modalities, training must be specific to these: abuse reactive, sexual offending, substance abuse, sexual trauma, vocational, play therapy, art therapy and relaxation therapy. Must have knowledge of human development over the life span.
- License/Certification: Current license from the State of Florida, such as LCSW, LMFT, LMFTI, LMHC or LMHCI
- Good verbal and written communication skills related to documenting assessments, treatment planning and interventions into a meaningful document. Must be able to communicate with members of interdisciplinary treatment team, managed care representatives, children, adolescents, adults and resident families in a clear and concise mannerKnowledge of individual, group and family therapy dynamics and techniques as related to cultural, social, economic, communication and role expectations within family systems
- Knowledge of clinical skills to assess treatment dynamics accurately and develop effective treatment strategies within the overall treatment plan
- Physical Requirements: Minimal. May require response to crisis intervention
This opportunity offers the following:
- Rewarding work environment
- Ability to work alongside a multidisciplinary team
- Growth and Professional Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
- Competitive Compensation
- Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan (full-time positions only)
- 401k plan with company match (full-time positions only)
One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.