UnityPoint Health

Adolescent Behavioral Health Clinician

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
5409 N Knoxville
5020 UnityPoint Health Peoria Methodist Medical Center
Addiction Recovery Center
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday 12-pm-9pm


To provide assistance to the multidisciplinary team in the assessment, treatment planning, counseling, and discharge planning for adolescent patients and their families.


1.            Provides individual, group, and family counseling to assist patients/families in achieving treatment goals

·         Provides individual counseling to patients as stipulated on the treatment plan

·         Facilitates regularly scheduled group therapy/week

·         Assures that families are involved in treatment process.

·         Provides family counseling as stipulated on the treatment plan.

·         Group facilitation reflects expertise in group dynamics

·         Cognitive behavior therapy and other brief therapies are utilized whenever appropriate

·         Documentation is timely, succinct, legible, and uses the DAR format.

·         During times of low census (less than 4), will assist with assessments, admissions, and facilitating other groups at the direction of the Program Manager

·         When assisting as a team member to control an aggressive or violent patient, CPI methods will be used.


2.        Completes ongoing assessments of patients

·         Documentation is timely, legible and succinct and includes impression and recommendation.

·         Family and significant others are utilized whenever possible in the completion of ongoing assessment of the patient progress.

·         Patient is ongoingly assessed during informal sessions as well as during formal individual and family sessions.

·         Documentation of ongoing assessments reflect progress towards goals outlined in treatment plan


3.        Collaborates with other members of the treatment team as well as community providers in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan and provides referrals and discharge planning.

·         Participates actively in regularly scheduled staffing meetings as well as community, return to work, discharge, and employer staffing.

·         Participation reflects knowledge of the patient's strengths, illness, support systems, and history

·         Document identified problems, discipline specific interventions, discharge plan, goals met, etc. on the treatment plan

·         Proactively meets with other members of the treatment team on a daily basis to coordinate care and discharge planning specifically; psychiatrist, Unit Counselors, other community providers, patients and family members.

·         Begins discharge planning process as soon after admission as is clinically appropriate and that plan is in place prior to discharge.

·         Keeps patient/family informed of plans as they progress (when clinically appropriate)

·         Uses creativity and patient advocacy in the planning and implementation of the discharge plan

·         Facilitates transition between levels of care within Service Line continuum of care

·         Provides necessary information to providers at next level of care



·         Facilitates various groups and assigned with attention to achievement of the goal or process associated with each group.·         Accurately documents activities according to the policies and procedures of the IIAR.

·         Is knowledgeable of and capable of providing emergency assistance in regard to inappropriate acting out behavior by any patient. Always attempts to utilize verbal redirection, interaction of other staff, utilization of quiet room, etc. before instituting emergency measures such as Dr. Strong Codes, restraints, etc.

·         Is knowledgeable and capable of working with patients who present a dual problem, Mental Illness/Substance Abuse (MISA)·         Is able to perform all duties of a counselor as needed and assigned. 


  • Education

    • Master's Degree in the field(s) of psychology, counseling, or social work and licensure required
    • obtain IAODAPCA certification when eligible
    • If hired in this position before January 1, 2013, the only requirement is having an IAODAPCA certification.
  • Work Experience

    • Past experience in working with patients who suffer from addiction.
  • License and Certification

    • Additional Information: LCPC, LPC, or LCSW.
  • Required English Skills

    • Advanced reading skills
    • Advanced writing skills
    • Advanced oral skills
    • Communication Skills

      • Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
      • Interaction with a wide variety of people
      • Maintain confidential information
      • Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
      • Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

Computer Skills

    • Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser.
    • Comfortable within Windows OS and learning new applications.
    • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record.


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