Behavioral Therapist

  • Discovery Behavioral Health
  • United States
  • Jun 26, 2022

Job Description

Job Description

The Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the Discovery Clinical Model. Therapist responsibilities include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational and process-oriented therapy groups, facilitate clinical assessments, conduct individual and family therapy sessions, and other case management tasks, as assigned.


Essential Job Functions

·         Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment.

·         Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved ones.

·         Carries a case load of 5-6 patients.

·         Facilitates admission assessments and the admission process for new patients with professionalism, courtesy, and a welcoming attitude.

·         Understands role in providing expeditious access to care for individuals seeking services.

·         Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly treatment goals with all team members. 

·         Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients’ level of care.

·         Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups one to two times, daily.

·         Required to sit at a meal and/or snack a minimum of once per week.

·         Facilitates multi-family groups, family program, and/or family weekend.

·         Provides utilization reviews to insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial authorization and continuing stay authorization, as necessary.

·         Is appropriately accessible to family members or loved ones. Returning all calls and emails within 2 hours during business hours of operations and 24 hours all other times.

·         Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.

·         May provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence.  

·         Communicates with the Utilization Review Department and Business Department regarding authorization and payment.

·         Begins discharge planning on day of admission for all patients.

·         Completes discharge session with patient to ensure coping skills, transition plan, and resources are understood and intact.

·         Ensures discharge appointments are confirmed with patient and loved ones prior to discharge.

·         Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge.

·         Facilitates patient transfers to higher level of care, as needed.

·         Actively participates in clinical outreach and program tours, as needed. 

·         Effectively manages crises in sessions and the milieu.

·         Provides support to milieu staff in their interactions with patients and their loved ones.

·         Works collaboratively with the entire treatment team and milieu staff to always ensure the highest level of clinical quality.

·         Completes other tasks, as requested or assigned.

This is a full time position.   For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at


·         Master’s or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required

·         Completion of state requirements and state license to conduct therapeutic interventions required

·         Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire

·         Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of hire

·         Must possess a current driver’s license and be in good standing


Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. 

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