Acadia Healthcare Unit Supervisor in Indianapolis, Indiana

Position Summary:

  • Oversees the operations of individual units to ensure proper implementation of the policies and procedures from a clinical aspect of day-to-day operations. Provides direction to milieu staff in regard to basic job duties, with special emphasis placed on effective quality of care being provided to all residents.

  • Responsible to know the policies, procedures, and regulations concerning youth care, supervisory techniques, and personnel policies. Exercises considerable independent judgment to adapt and apply facility and state guidelines to specific situations.

  • Unit Supervisor is accountable to ensure the safety of residents, staff, and the building at all times. Unit Supervisors role model correct de-escalation techniques by utilizing Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and DBT interventions as the specific situation arises.

  • Knows, understands, models and coaches YCSs with the use of proper crisis intervention including TCI protocols.

Works as an hourly employee in accordance with established policies as outlined in the employee handbook. The employee in this position is expected to give a four week notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of 90 days is required.


  • Bachelor Degree in a social services field; Associate’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of related experience; High School Diploma with a minimum of 5 years of related experience

  • Must possess a current and active driver’s license in the State of Indiana

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to direct milieu staff in creating an emotionally and physically safe, positive environment

  • Knowledgeable about child and adolescent development, trauma informed care and treatment, behavioral health medications, diagnosis, and conditions

  • Effective oral and written communications skills.

  • 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 accept direction.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to correctly document on an incident report; including medication errors, injuries, or other harm associated with accidents, physical aggression, and/or inappropriate interventions by direct care or other staff

  • Ability to correctly monitor and document restraints/holds

  • Verbalizes and / or show knowledge of the agency’s policy of special precautions

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 stressful 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, walkie-talkie.

  • Copy machines, fax machines.

  • Durable Medical equipment.