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Deltek Talent Management - LEAD THERAPIST (MASTERS or LICENSED) - (29866)

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Facility Name
Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center
Bradenton, FL 34208 US
BRADENTON, FL 34208 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Therapist
Job Description

Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center (PSBHC) is an intensive inpatient psychiatric program for males and females, ages 5 – 17 years old.  We offer a highly structured supportive and safe environment for children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, family, and social challenges.


Therapists are responsible for conducting therapeutic services for patients.  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 monthly treatment summaries.  Therapists act as the patients’ and families’ primary contact during the patient’s stay at the facility, 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.


Job Requirements

Education:      Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, mental health counseling or like field.

Experience:     One (1) year direct clinical experience specific to family, individual and group therapy with children and/or adolescents. For specialized issues 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, LMHC or Registered Intern in the aforementioned fields preferred.

Skills:   Good verbal and written communication skills in order to document assessments, treatment planning and interventions into a meaningful document.  Must be able to communicate with members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, managed care representatives, children, adolescents, adults, and patient families in a clear and concise manner.

Knowledge 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.

Employees assigned to children and adolescents must have the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of child and adolescent needs, knowledge of growth and developmental stages and must possess an understanding of the range of treatment needed by this age group.

Physical Requirements:         Minimal. Lift 20#.  May require response to crisis intervention.

Skills:   Good oral and written communication skills required to communicate in a clear and concise manner with patients, physicians, and staff.  Documentation of sessions and must be able to communicate with members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, managed care representatives, children, adolescents, adults and patient families in a clear and concise manner.  Stable emotional makeup required.

Additional Requirements: Successful completion of HWC and CPR Certification upon hire.

Must be able to pass a Level 2 AHCA Background Screening and Pre-employment Drug Test.

This UHS facility 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.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the country, with its subsidiaries operating 216 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. When UHS entered the behavioral health industry in 1983, we established a philosophy of caring for patients who need mental health services with kindness, dignity and respect, while we provide them with a supportive environment and treatment to help them heal.

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