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Therapist Supervisor - (22905)

Facility Name
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description

Therapist Supervisor – Wyoming Behavioral Institute, Casper, Wyoming

Wyoming Behavioral Institute serves the citizens Wyoming by providing Inpatient and Residential Psychiatric care. Located in Casper, Wyoming, we are a 110- bed acute care hospital with residential care. We provide acute care for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as residential treatment for children and adolescents. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about caring for others and possess strong communication skills.

Wyoming Behavioral Institute, a UHS Facility, is seeking a dynamic and talented Therapist Supervisor - Adult Clinical Services

JOB TITLE:   Therapist Supervisor

REPORTS TO:  Director of Clinical Services

SUPERVISES:  Provides guidance and daily direction regarding Clinical care to Therapists, Counselors and other team members under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.   


The Supervising Therapist will serve as a working team leader for clinical teams of Therapists and Licensed Clinical Staff. This team leader will provide daily direction, guidance and clinical support to these teams under the direction of the Clinical Services Director.  This will be a working Lead who will still carry a caseload and will continue to be responsible for clinical treatment.  The Lead therapist is responsible for completing the psycho-social assessment within 72 hours of admission, completing the 72 hour master treatment plan, providing individual, family and group therapy as prescribed and overseeing the patients discharge plan.  Treatment is provided to clients with mental disorders and clinical addictions.  He/she is responsible for providing guidance to other team members and for providing accurate and timely communication, clinical consultation, and problem-solving and recommendations to referral sources and the treatment team.  Rotates call after hours and for weekends and holidays.  Other duties as assigned. 


COMPETENCIES:  CPI, CPR, Age-Specific Competencies


Duties require sitting, standing, walking, reaching and some lifting.  Position involves both indoor and outdoor activities, on site and off site activities, works with others.  Hours may be irregular, duties variable.  Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials.


Master's prepared and licensed in the State of Wyoming by the Mental Health Professions Licensing Board.  Two (2) years of progressive experience in psychiatric acute care, residential care, partial care or equivalent is preferred; demonstrated ability to successfully meet licensing and accreditation standards.  Must have knowledge of developmental tasks of children, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and apply knowledge in assessment and planning of care.  Minimum of one year serving as a Clinical Lead or Supervisor is required. 


Demonstrates personal traits/behavior consistent with the values of Wyoming Behavioral Institute.  Must be self-directed/self-motivated; must have good communication and interpersonal skills; must be flexible; must have good critical thinking/decision making skills and must have good understanding of systems and change processes.  Must be able to:  (1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; (2) accept responsibility for direction, control and planning of activity; (3) make evaluations and decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; (4) work independently; (5) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; (6) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief; (7) relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; (8) communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background; (9) exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever changing, fast-paced health care environment; (10) perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual and/or dangerous situations; (11) demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way; and (12) maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer's perceived needs.


Essential Functions Supervisory:

  • Provide daily direction, guidance and clinical support to Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) or other teams at the direction of the Clinical Director.
  • Guide and assist clinicians in therapeutic decision-making for complex clinical cases.
  • Provide support for scheduling, group therapy coverage, or other clinical functions as needed.

Essential Functions Clinical:

  • Complete psychosocial assessment within 72 hours of admission via interviews with patient, family and/or designated guardian. 
  • Utilize treatment information from the referring professional(s) in order to obtain more complete information on treatment prior to hospitalization and to enhance understanding of what their opinion for treatment needs are.
  • Documents assessments on approved WBI forms and in manner consistent with WBI protocols, JCAHO, Medicare and Medicaid requirements.
  • Communicate findings in therapist notes in a clear, complete and timely manner.
  • Assess patient needs for discharge teaching and/or referral.
  • Ensure patient/family involvement in treatment planning.
  • Formulate a plan of care based on the multidisciplinary assessments within seventy-two (72) hours of admission.
  • Ensure treatment plans include specific measurable goals/objectives/ interventions and defining actions unique to each patient's needs and personal growth.
  • Update and revise plans as goals are met or patients' condition changes—for acute services, once per week; once per month for residential.
  • Ensure documentation on reviews are based on the treatment plan goals/objectives and reflect progress or failure to progress toward goals.
  • Communicate on a regular and timely basis with relevant members of the treatment team and family members as appropriate.


Other Functions:


  • Facilitate group therapy effectively to meet the needs of the population served.
  • Conduct individual/family counseling two times a week for acute care/once a week for residential.
  • Evaluate and document effectiveness of interventions and patient responses.
  • Document daily charges on charge sheets.
  • Relate to patients in an age-appropriate manner.

Chemical Dependency

  • Continue professional development in Dual Diagnosis issues and maintain current professional documentation in personnel file.
  • Conduct patient/family education groups, step-study groups, group activities and aftercare groups as scheduled.
  • Provide patient/families with referrals to sponsors, 12-step groups and self-help resources for follow-up care and evaluations where applicable.
  • Facilitate the placements of patients in a recovery home or other residential facilities as appropriate.
  • Maintain current information on substance abuse community resources and maintain good relationships with referral agencies.

Discharge Planning

  • Participate in the development of a preliminary discharge plan at admission consistent with patient's therapeutic goals.
  • Proficient at coordinating effective discharge processes.  Assesses patient readiness for discharge and related teaching needs and referral.
  • Participate in completion of Discharge Instruction Form(s) and documents.

Therapeutic Environment

  • Contribute to the effective functioning of the assigned programs, the Clinical Services Department and facility-wide activities and services.
  • Report unsafe conditions to appropriate personnel.
  • Assure patient's rights are upheld.
  • Ensures the safe and therapeutic functioning of the milieu.
  • Utilize seclusion and restraint procedures with an understanding of the need for modification in regard to smaller body sizes of children, abandonment issues and the history of physical and/or sexual abuse issues.

Provider and/or Supervision of Care

  • Collaborate effectively with physicians and other clinical disciplines in making decisions regarding each patient's need for care.
  • Consistently documents patient/family education on the Interdisciplinary Teaching Record throughout the patient's hospitalization.
  • Intervenes effectively in unusual and complex patient/family situations.
  • Completes and documents face-to-face processing with secluded/restrained patients within one hour of incident.  Participate in debriefing. 
  • Formulate and conduct educational, therapeutic, and/or support groups.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, health care team members and community providers regarding patient status and progress.
  • Interact and communicate with community agencies in assessment of and service to patients in a timely manner.
  • Provide liaison and referral services to community agencies and appears in court when requested or subpoenaed.
  • Comply with required standards for medical/legal reporting situations (i.e., child abuse, dependent adult abuse, psychiatric commitment).
  • Represent the facility at legal hearings as requested, submits paperwork for legal holds in a timely fashion, act as liaison with conservator's office.
  • Ensures that documentation meets policies, procedures, standards and laws.


This opportunity provides the following:

  • *UHS and WBI is a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan among many other benefits
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Extended Leave Time
  • Relocation benefits may apply

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.

*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.



Job Requirements

Master's prepared and licensed in the State of Wyoming by the Mental Health Professions Licensing Board.  Two (2) years of progressive experience in psychiatric acute care, residential care, partial care or equivalent is preferred; demonstrated ability to successfully meet licensing and accreditation standards.  Must have knowledge of developmental tasks of children, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and apply knowledge in assessment and planning of care.  Minimum of one year serving as a Clinical Lead or Supervisor is required. 


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