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Acadia Healthcare Therapist IV - Outpatient in Austin, Texas



  • Apply psychotherapeutic techniques and interventions in the delivery of services to individuals and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed emotional and mental disorders.

  • Conduct individual, group or family therapy as appropriate for the treatment plan of the patient.

  • Conduct a psychosocial assessment and develop an initial discharge plan.

  • Provide initial treatment planning for patient based on assessment and coordinate any additional services needed and revise as necessary.

  • Maintain documentation of therapy services provided to each patient according to facility and professional standards, revising as necessary.

  • Maintain a caseload as assigned.

  • Participate in treatment team meetings and collaborate with other staff to facilitate services for the patient as appropriate to their treatment plan.

  • May provide these services in an inpatient or patient setting.

  • Provide case management, discharge planning or after-care planning according to treatment plan.

  • May assist in educating and training staff on behavior management or therapeutic crisis intervention.

  • May coordinate various clinical, psychosocial or educational activities with patient and their families.

  • Evaluate patient's need and determine if referrals to other program or facilities are needed.

  • May assist in the training of new clinical staff and interns.

  • May coordinate the activities of other clinical and direct patient care personnel, providing direction and clinical guidance.

  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always. When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints. Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.


  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or other therapeutic field is required.

  • Six or more years’ experience as a therapist with two or more years’ experience with the specific population of the facility is required.


  • State or national licensure for professional therapy providers required.

  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)