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CADC Group Therapist - Part Time - (12764)

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CADC Group Therapist - Part Time - (12764)

Facility Name
Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62711 US (Primary)
Springfield, IL US
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor, Social Worker
Job Description

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. Our operating philosophy is to build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. 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.


Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility for 88 beds, which includes pediatric units, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, and MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) unit. We are committed to providing youth with compassionate treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. Lincoln Prairie provides treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Lincoln Prairie offers an array of outpatient programs. We provide educational programs, enhanced Occupational Therapy services, Recreational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.


We are seeking a Substance Abuse Group Therapist (CADC) to support Lincoln Prairie’s mission. The Group Therapist performs social service functions to include assisting clients in meeting their bio-psycho-social needs while enabling them to access through therapeutic treatment skills to achieve their optimal level of emotional health, including providing basic consultation, teaching, and specialized clinical social services for patients receiving care. 


The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Identification of treatment plan impairments based on assessment findings.
  • Provide age appropriate (child/adolescent) clinical interventions (individual, family, group therapy) to patients as determined by assessment.
  • Responsible for documentation in client medical record following each treatment intervention.
  • Responsible for case management of caseload and communication with all sources to ensure quality of care.
  • Initiates milieu structure within program.
  • Responsible for developing age appropriate interventions and special programs for specialized patient populations.
Job Requirements
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a mental health/human services field from an accredited college (counseling, social work, psychology) required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience:  Two (2) years’ experience desired, preferably in a behavioral health care facility, with direct experience in individual, family and group therapies, crisis intervention and treatment; must have strong clinical assessment skills, with majority of experience focused on the child/adolescent population.
  • Licensure/Certification: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) required. LCSW/LCPC preferred; will be required within 2 years of full-time employment.  Certification as alcohol or other drug abuse counselor preferred. Successful completion of CPR certification and the current patient aggression management training, including appropriate use of Seclusion and Restraint, within 90 days of employment.
  • Knowledge/Skills: Strong clinical assessment skills, with majority of experience focused on the child/adolescent population. Knowledge of information referral. Knowledge of the federal, state and local laws that pertain to enquires right to privacy and confidentiality. Knowledge utilization review. Knowledge of legal obligations for reporting abuse and/or neglect. Knowledge of community resources relating to patient care. Knowledge of group therapy techniques.  Knowledge of crisis intervention procedures. Knowledge of therapeutic planning and techniques. Understand the importance of adapting to the various client age groups (adolescent/child). Knowledge of the treatment of chemical dependency.  DHS/DCFS background/knowledge. Must possess physical and emotional health to meet the demands of the position. Effective oral and written communication skills.  Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. Must be a self-starter and goal/results-oriented. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. Microsoft Office and computer skills. Strong customer service skills to external and internal customers. Ability to adhere to safety policies and code procedures react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Strong problem solving skills.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Physical agility to manage patients with crisis prevention interventions.  Push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds.  Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping. Ability to use computer, printer, and office supplies. Ability to perform visual and auditory observation of patients. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen.  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.


Environmental Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.


This opportunity offers the following (eligibility may vary based on employment status):

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent paid time off plan
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Plan, and additional voluntary benefits
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Tuition, licensure, and CEU reimbursement


UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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