Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Clinician - Resource Treatment Facility in Indianapolis, Indiana

Resource Treatment Facility

Behavioral Clinician

Position Summary:

A Behavioral Clinician consistently exercises discretion and judgment to analyze, interpret, make deductions and then decide what actions are necessary based on the varying facts and circumstances of each individual case A Behavioral Clinician works without daily and immediate supervision, evaluating possible courses of conduct and making decisions where there is no opportunity to seek supervisory assistance. A Behavioral Clinician works with the client on a day to day basis using professional judgment and discretion to implement the team determined treatment plan.

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 two weeks’ notice prior to voluntary resignation. A probationary period of 180 days is required.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Therapist in developing, implementing and revising individual treatment plans; assures services provided are specified in the treatment plan and monitors progress toward treatment goals

  • Provides face to face crisis management services for clients, including assessing the crisis and collaborating with the Therapist to implement services to alleviate the crisis

  • Provides individual and group skills training and development to assist the client and/or family in developing skills (i.e. coping with body image changes, coping with hormonal-induced emotional mood swings, self-care, daily life management, interpersonal communication, illness management, anger management, positive coping skills, and problem solving skills) directed toward achieving developmental milestones and reducing psychosocial barriers.

  • Provides case management services as identified in the clients treatment plan

  • Works collaboratively with the Therapist and medical staff to ensure coordination of integrated care for the client, including identification of health issues, compliance with treatment, and effective client to medical provider communication

  • Completes CANS/ANSA re-assessments

  • Provides consultation to staff on specific cases involving coordination of care

  • Maintains positive working relationships with staff of other agencies and institutions, homes, and facilities and acts as a liaison between clients and agencies and/or institutions.

  • Prepares and maintains clinical records, reports and forms and other administrative tasks as required

  • Participates in continuing education activities, remaining knowledge in areas of expertise


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BSW) from an accredited four-year college or university required in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing, or related Child Development or Human Services field.

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

    Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.

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

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

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

  • Maintains all annual compliance training requirements, including but not limited to: CPR/First Aid, CPI, plus 20 hrs. of training