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UnityPoint Health Behavioral Health Clinician in Peoria, Illinois

To help the multidisciplinary team in the assessment, treatment planning, counseling, and discharge planning for patients and their families.

Provides individual, group, and family counseling to assist patients/families in achieving treatment goals

  • Provides individual counseling to patients as stipulated on the treatment plan.

  • Facilitates regularly scheduled group therapy/week.

  • Assures that families are involved in treatment process.

  • Provides family counseling as stipulated on the treatment plan.

  • Group facilitation reflects expertise in group dynamics.

  • Cognitive behavior therapy and other brief therapies are utilized whenever appropriate.

  • Documentation is timely, succinct, legible, and uses the DAR format.

  • During times of low census (less than 4), assists with assessments, admissions, and facilitating other groups at the direction of the Program Manager.

  • When assisting as a team member to control an aggressive or violent patient, CPI methods will be used.


Completes ongoing assessments of patients

  • Documentation of ongoing assessments reflect progress towards goals outlined in treatment plan.

  • Facilitates various groups and assigned with attention to achievement of the goal or process associated with each group.

  • Accurately documents activities according to the policies and procedures of the IIAR.

  • Is knowledgeable of and capable of providing emergency assistance in regard to inappropriate acting out behavior by any patient. Always attempts to utilize verbal redirection, interaction of other staff, utilization of quiet room, etc. before instituting emergency measures such as Code 99, restraints, etc.

  • Is knowledgeable and capable of working with patients who present a dual problem, Mental Illness/Substance Abuse (MISA)

  • Is able to perform all duties of a counselor as needed and assigned.

  • Documentation is timely, legible and succinct and includes impression and recommendation.

  • Family and significant others are utilized whenever possible in the completion of ongoing assessment of the patient progress.

  • Patient is ongoingly assessed during informal sessions as well as during formal individual and family sessions.


Collaborates with other members of the treatment team as well as community providers in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan and provides referrals and discharge planning.

  • Participates actively in regularly scheduled staffing meetings as well as community, return to work, discharge, and employer staffing.

  • Participation reflects knowledge of the patient's strengths, illness, support systems, and history

  • Documents identified problems, discipline specific interventions, discharge plan, goals met, etc on the treatment plan

  • Proactively meets with other members of the treatment team on a daily basis to coordinate care and discharge planning specifically; psychiatrist, Unit Counselors, other community providers, patients and family members.

  • Begins discharge planning process as soon after admission as is clinically appropriate and that plan is in place prior to discharge.

  • Keeps patient/family informed of plans as they progress (when clinically appropriate)

  • Uses creativity and patient advocacy in the planning and implementation of the discharge plan

  • Facilitates transition between levels of care within Service Line continuum of care

  • Provides necessary information to providers at next level of care


Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, and or Counseling required.

Anyone hired in this position in or before January 2014, the only requirement is IAODAPCA certificate.


1-3 year experience in working with patients in the addiction setting, behavioral health setting, or related setting required.


Current licensure in good standing as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois required.

Must possess and maintain a current certification from Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association within three years of hire/start date required.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 60 days of hire/start date required.

Must possess and maintain current Crisis Prevention (CPI) certification within 90 days of hire/start date required.

Requisition ID: 2020-82866

Street: 5409 N Knoxville Ave

Name: 51 UPH Proctor

Name: Addiction Recovery Center

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.01

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN Monday-Saturday 8am to 5pm

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