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THERAPIST - (21375)

Facility Name
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services
MAITLAND, FL 32751 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Therapist
Job Description


La Amistad Behavioral Health Services

Minutes away from Orlando, La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is set in quiet, residential areas in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida. We treat individuals ranging from children and adolescents to adults. We have treatment programs for psychiatric issues, chemical dependency issues, and dual diagnosis for those suffering from both. The therapeutic environment at La Amistad is serene and homelike, and the semitropical climate of Central Florida allows for year-round activities. The greatest asset at our mental health facility is our staff, comprising highly-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, professional nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatric attendants who work as a team to uphold La Amistad’s reputation for excellence in helping patients resolve behavioral health problems.

La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is a leader in the field of behavioral health care, and our experts are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. La Amistad enjoys full accreditation by The Joint Commission. La Amistad believes in building healthy communities, which start with healthy individuals, linked through sound relationships to their families, friends, neighbors and peers.


Therapists are responsible for conducting therapeutic services for residents of La Amistad Behavioral Health Services. 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 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 psychotherapy sessions for resident's individual 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


Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • 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
  • Skills:
    • 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 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
    • Recognizes patient's level of psychosocial development and modifies approach accordingly to include: understanding the need for and providing time for play activities; recognizing and supporting achievements; assisting adolescent to follow rules without being punitive; assisting adolescent to accept responsibility
    • Demonstrates strong documentation skills reflecting ongoing assessment of patients' behaviors and feelings
  •   Physical Requirements: Minimal. May require response to crisis intervention

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and 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.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: 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 in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

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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