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UnityPoint Health Behavioral Health Therapist-Addiction-UnityPlace in Peoria, Illinois

Behavioral Health Therapist-Addiction-UnityPlace


Full-Time 40 hours/week, Benefitted

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm

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

About UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace:

UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace is proud to offer the most comprehensive addiction and mental health services in the Peoria, Illinois region to you and your family. UnityPlace was formed by the joining of UnityPoint Health®, Human Service Center and Tazwood Center for Wellness in April of 2019. UnityPlace is a new non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the growing behavioral health care needs of the community. Our compassionate and committed treatment team is comprised of many experts from psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Our goal is to deliver comprehensive behavioral healthcare to optimize the patient's well-being. It is our privilege to partner with our patients on their journey of healing.

As a member of the UnityPlace Team, our team members are eligible for a benefits package including:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Retirement

  • Paid Time Off

Additional benefits are available, apply today to discuss our full benefits package!

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

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.


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 reflects progress towards goals outlined in treatment plan.

  • 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 Code 99, 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.


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


Basic UPH Performance Criteria

· Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, and or Counseling within 6 months of hire.

Anyone hired in this position in or before January 2014, the only requirement is IAODAPCA certificate.

· IAODAPCA certification


1-3-years experience in working with patients in the addiction setting, behavioral health setting, or related setting.


Current licensure in good standing as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois within three (3) years of hire/start date.

Must possess and maintain a current certification from Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association within three years of hire/start date.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 60 days of hire/start date.

Must possess and maintain current Crisis Prevention (CPI) certification within 90 days of hire/start date.


Advanced reading, writing and oral 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.

Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.


Must have control over personal use of all mood-altering chemicals and behaviors.

If recovering from an addiction, must currently have a minimum of 2 years of uninterrupted recovery and must actively treat this addiction by appropriate recovery practices

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities/hospitals.

Required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.

Requisition ID: 2021-103758

Street: 5401 N Knoxville Ave

Name: 51 UPH Proctor

Name: CDC Aftercare

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 1000-2100 Mon-Thurs

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