Acadia Healthcare Therapist-Community Based (Southern Counties) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Position Summary:

Provide therapy and case management to adults, children, youth, and families where one or more family member(s) experiences abusive behavior or acts abusively toward other. Abusive behaviors include such behaviors as sexually maladaptive behaviors, physically abusive behaviors, neglect of children, and/or domestic violence. A range of services are provided to the families through home-based therapeutic and case management strategies. Responsible for coordinating continuum of therapeutic goals for all assigned clients and their families ensuring optimum utilization of resources, service delivery, and compliance with external agencies and referral sources requirements. Responsible for conducting individual and family therapy sessions related to coordinating treatment and discharge activities, various duties related to coordinating treatment and discharge activities.

Works as a salaried employee in accordance with established policies as outlined in the employee handbook. The employee in this position is expected to provide 30 days notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of 90 days is required.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or other related field and five (5) years experience working with children/adolescents.

  • Possess, be eligible, or completing supervision experience for clinical licensure in the State of Indiana

  • Possess sufficient clinical background with specialization in clinical theories pertinent to sexually maladaptive behavior children, adolescents, and residential treatment. (preferred)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual patient care programs.

  • Knowledgeable about childhood development.

  • Must possess valid Indiana driver’s license and auto insurance/declaration page on file.

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Sophisticated understanding of the strengths and needs of families.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy of reporting

  • Ability to assess mental status in clients and to develop individual treatment goals and plans.

  • Ability to monitor, assess, and record client progress against care plan, and make adjustments to plans and services.

  • Ability to multi-task, capable of daily problem-solving complex issues.

  • Records maintenance skills.

  • Effective oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

  • Ability to work as a team player.

  • Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Ability to understand and implement best practices as defined by program manual.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all forms of communication.

Physical, mental, special demands and working conditions:

  • May be required to lift/restrain residents.

  • May have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases

  • May have some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive residents.

  • May be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

  • Ability to work assigned hours per week.

  • Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to run, squat, and kneel.

    Machines, tools, equipment:

  • Telephone, switchboard paging system

  • Copy machines, fax machines.

  • Computer with basic word processing skills including Microsoft Office, E-mail, etc.