Adolescent Therapist

at Acadia Healthcare in Barling, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


If you are looking to make an impact on today’s youth, Valley Behavioral Health has an opening for a Adolescent Therapist. The Adolescent Therapist at Valley Behavioral Health is a clinical professional responsible for delivering excellent direct patient care in an acute inpatient setting to individuals who have been experiencing a wide range of mental or behavioral health challenges. If you are passionate and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need through compassionate therapeutic practices, this position is right for you.


Valley Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our team. Current benefits include:

+ Competitive salary

+ Medical, dental, vision, short term disability and long term disability insurance

+ Company Paid Life Insurance

+ Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan with company match

+ Vacation, Sick, Extended Sick, Paid Holidays and Personal Days

+ Training allowance provided for specialized training certifications (EMDR, Play Therapy, TF-CBT, etc.)

+ Paid supervision for provisional licenses


+ Apply psychotherapeutic techniques and interventions in the delivery of services to individuals and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed emotional and mental disorders.

+ Conduct individual, group or family therapy as appropriate for the treatment plan of the patient.

+ Conduct a psychosocial assessment and develop an initial discharge plan.

+ Provide initial treatment planning for patient based on assessment and coordinate any additional services needed and revise as necessary.

+ Participate in treatment team meetings and collaborate with other staff to facilitate services for the patient as appropriate to their treatment plan.

+ Provide case management, discharge planning or after-care planning according to treatment plan.

+ May coordinate various clinical, psychosocial or educational activities with patient and their families.

+ Evaluate patient’s need and determine if referrals to other programs or facilities are needed.

+ Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.


+ Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field

+ Four or more years’ experience as a therapist with two or more years’ experience with the specific population of the facility is, preferred.




+ Problem Solving: Advanced

+ Attention to Detail: Advanced



+ Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



+ Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

+ Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals



+ Masters or better in Social Work

+ Masters or better in Counseling

Licenses & Certifications


+ Lic Ind Clin Soc Wkr

+ Lic Master’s Social Wkr

+ Lic Associate Cnslr

+ Lic Clin Social Wkr

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC192915922

Posted On: Sep 22, 2021

Updated On: Oct 24, 2021