Program Therapist-ED

Eating Recovery Center

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LIFE IS SHORT. DO WORK THAT MATTERS.

Eating Recovery Center/ Pathlight Behavioral Health is a national behavioral health hospital caring for patients and families dealing with eating disorders and other mood and anxiety disorders. We are seeking a full-time Program Therapist who will counsel groups regarding psychological or emotional problems such as stress, eating disorders, or family situations and develop and implement therapeutic treatment plans.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Master’s Level Clinician responsible for running core and advanced therapeutic groups. 

To better understand our mission, watch the video: https://youtu.be/c_AZRH24wEk

We are seeking skilled individuals who want to join our team:

  • In saving, strengthening and supporting patients and their families
  • In believing that it is not about the eating disorder, it is about lasting recovery
  • In practicing the belief that quality care is driven by quality people
  • In helping restore healthy lives

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitates curriculum-based and community support groups
  • Cross-trained across Levels of Care and LOS
  • Milieu Management
  • Highly skilled in-patient de-escalation techniques and in vivo ACT/DBT skills training
  • May provide coverage for Primary Therapists
  • Will also perform Behavioral Health Counselor 1 & 2 responsibilities
  • Compliant with all required documentation
  • Updates and accurately communicates information related to patient care to other BHC's on staff
  • Supports and mentors Behavioral Health Counselor 1 & 2

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Has a license-eligible Masters’ Level Mental Health Degree or is within 6 months of graduation. Applies for provisional or intern license immediately upon graduation.
  • With relevant significant work experience and demonstrated skills supporting patients with similar diagnoses in similar care settings, may accept a current graduate student farther than 6 months from anticipated graduation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Group curriculum familiarity and knowledge
  • Group facilitation and therapeutic milieu skills
  • Demonstrates responsibility, dependability, consistency, and flexibility given the needs of the milieu and program
  • Basic understanding of ERC way and lines of service
  • Able to document as necessary to cover therapist or other assigned coverage
  • Working to complete pathway for Program Therapist on ERC University
  • Knowledge and application of Trauma Informed Care
  • Able to provide interventions with compassion and kindness
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexibility with schedule and team assignment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the variety of ways clients express stress reactions both behaviorally (e.g., avoidance, aggression, passivity) and psychologically/emotionally (e.g., hyperarousal, avoidance, intrusive memories)

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of and ability to create and edit documents in Microsoft Word, create/edit PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to “figure out” what you need to navigate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel), ADP and position-specific software.
  • Knowledge of how to send and receive emails, as well as attach documents to an email and open attachments.
  • Ability to copy and paste information and use the Web for research.
  • Knowledge of basic computer terminology – reboot, hard drive, flash drive, USB port, etc.

Benefits include:

  • A competency-driven core culture, offering a great place to work in addition to providing world-class care to our patients
  • Competitive wages
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Excellent fringe benefits
    • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance
    • Paid Time Off
    • 401(K) with Company Match
    • Flexible Spending Account Program

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