Acadia Healthcare

  • Licensed Primary and Family Therapist

    Job Locations US-IL-Lemont
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(11/27/2018 3:41 PM)
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  • Overview

    At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center we treat females exclusively-those who struggle with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. As part of a multidisciplinary treatment team and under the supervision of our Clinical Director Juliet Caceres, PsyD, you would serve as a Primary/Family Therapist.


    Timberline Knolls is a residential treatment center located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit, we help our residents help themselves in their recovery.


    • Conducts initial family history and assessment and establishes family treatment goals.

    • Provides weekly family therapy to an assigned caseload of families.

    • Plans and offers weekly Family Dynamics Group.

    • Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to ensure integrated team treatment and a therapeutic milieu.

    • Establishes therapeutic relationshipswith assigned residents to facilitate the treatment process.

    • Provides effective communication during the shift through activity such as:
      • Participates in report and utilizing information to provide quality care;
      • Communicates milieu and resident issues to the treatment team members during the shift and problem solves effectively;
      • Ensures compliance with confidentiality of resident information.
    • Contributes to the treatment plan and the implementation of care according to residential program policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for overseeing the implementation of modifications in the treatment plan.

    • Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that clinical notes document the resident’s progress in meeting their treatment goals.
    • Provides consultation to psycho-education groups to support the milieu treatment program.
    • Supports the Nursing Staff and Behavioral Health Specialists, identifying the precursors of potential crisis and unsafe resident behavior and intervening to de-escalate residents utilizing the least restrictive means of intervention.
    • Participates in community outreach and marketing activities for Timberline Knolls and promotes exceptional customer service throughout the program.
    • Facilitates active resident and family participation in the treatment process.
    • Reviews resident and staff satisfaction surveys and customer complaints and the results of monitoring standards. Initiates corrective action as indicated and monitors identified quality improvements.


    • Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (or licensed within six months) with behavioral health treatment experience in hospital, therapeutic day school and/or residential settings.
    • Demonstrated skill in 12-Step and Family Systems Recovery Models with Adolescent and Young Adult Women Clients.
    • Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of group behavior and family dynamics;
    • Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of licensing and accreditation standards (JCAHO, Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Code, DCFS)


    Make the Change  

    If you are a LCPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD or PhD and are interested in making a real life difference at Timberline Knolls, please apply today! 




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