Behavioral Therapist

at CommonSpirit Health in LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


JOB SUMMARY: The therapist is responsible for providing high quality patient care, displaying good skills in assessment, treatment planning, group treatment, individual treatment, family treatment, and discharge planning. Additionally, he/she is expected to function well as a member of the multidisciplinary team and participate in the Unit Community Relations Program.


1. Patient Care

Conducts individual psychotherapy sessions, displaying theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and good treatment technique.

Conducts family therapy sessions, displaying good theoretical knowledge of family therapy principles and good treatment technique.

Conducts group therapy sessions, displaying good theoretical knowledge of group therapy principles and good group therapy technique.

Conducts educational group sessions, displaying good theoretical knowledge of subject matter and effective communication skills in presenting material.

Engages in timely, efficient discharge planning beginning at admission. Works in close conjunction with patient, family, guardians, legal system, nursing staff and attending physician. Shows good knowledge of referral/placement process and available community resources.

Completes social evaluations on assigned patients in a timely fashion. Displays good interviewing, diagnosis and report writing skills.

Completes progress notes and discharge plans in a timely and high quality fashion.

Ensures patient legal status is accurate and up to date.

Conducts individual psychotherapy sessions as needed throughout the hospital for Behavioral Health patients.

1. Other Responsibilities

Functions cooperatively as a member of the treatment team.

Communicates effectively with families and agencies, conveying a positive professional image.

Brings to Program Director’s attention significant issues related to program functioning.

Works sufficient hours to ensure effective performance.

Utilizes feedback regarding performance and uses supervision to improve performance.

Other duties as assigned.



Education:Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology from an accredited university. Must have current required licensure or certification for the State of Arkansas.

Experience: One year field placement or one year’s experience working with Chemical Dependency/Mental health/Eating Disorders patients.

Physical Requirements:

Skills: Must possess good overall clinical skills, ability to work productively and effectively, ability to function well as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and ability to represent the program well in interactions both inside and outside the hospital.

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Requisition ID 2021-177790

Employment Type Full Time

Department Rehab Psych Therapy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday – Friday (8am-4:30 pm)

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI St. Vincent Health


Equal Opportunity
CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC186673573

Posted On: Jun 27, 2021

Updated On: Jul 27, 2021