Acadia Healthcare PHP - Behavioral Health Specialist in Lemont, Illinois
**This is a full-time position with full benefits. Shift Hours 2p-10:30p with an every other weekend requirement.
Establishes therapeutic relationships with residents that support the treatment plan
Provides individual resident support through group monitoring. Actively participates in the maintenance of a structured and safe milieu and follows all policies and procedures related to resident/milieu safety
Attends required group supervision with Director of Continuing Care
Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team primary to plan and coordinate treatment based on residents’ needs; also utilizes the clinical record as a source of information
Implements residents’ treatment plan
Demonstrates effective communication during the shift as follows:
Listens to report and utilizing information to provide quality care;
Communicates milieu and resident issues to the treatment team members during the shift and problem solves effectively;
Gives written/verbal report to the oncoming shift staff;
Ensures compliance with confidentiality of resident information;
Checks email once per shift at minimum to ensure up to date on all communications.
Reports changes in resident status to the Continuing Care Counselors, Director of Continuing Care, RN and/or therapist and implements modifications in the treatment plan.
Monitors and records residents’ progress with respect to individualized treatment goals.
Recognizes the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe resident behavior and intervenes to de-escalate residents utilizing the least restrictive and therapeutic means of intervention. Implements RMI as a last resort to prevent harm to resident or others
Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily clinical notes document the resident’s progress in meeting their treatment goals
Promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program
Facilitates active resident participation in the treatment process
Completes all responsibilities as assigned by supervisory staff
Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings
May transport residents to appointments, activities and outings
Participates in Quality Improvement activities
Attends in-service education to develop knowledge and skills in addictions, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders
Completes all orientation and cross training modules
Completes initial and annual competency requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s or Associates degree or equivalent in Human Services
Experience providing mental health, eating disorders and/or substance abuse treatment services is preferred
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; behavioral therapy methods; the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders; and familiarity with the principles of 12-step recovery
Develops knowledge of eating disorders, chemical dependency and other relevant issues and demonstrates competency in providing and implementing resident care.
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics
Skilled in communicating ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely