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Acadia Healthcare Therapist Outpatient Services in Valdosta, Georgia


JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: The Clinician provides assessment, interventions, treatment planning, and discharge planning, as well as providing individual, family, and/or group therapy to further patient/family/group progress in treatment according to JCAHO, Federal and State Regulations, Acadia Greenleaf’s Mission, CPR and CPI standards and under the frequent supervision of the Clinical Coordinator.

ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: Demonstrates commitment and dedication in meeting the overall corporate Values, Mission and Vision for the future.

DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICTIONS: 0 to 1 year post-graduate experience within the chemical dependency field. Must have completed at least two semesters of internship--one of which must have been with a specific substance abuse population: Adults, and Geriatrics. (Any population which is assigned will be based on a mentorship training system if no experience has been had with that population.)

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS : Master’s degree, at a minimum for a social worker, counselor. Licensed Preferred LMSW, LCSW, LAPC, or LPC.

SPECIAL SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age--related disability--related needs of the patients served on assignment. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient population served. Must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s needs and provide the appropriate care, including age related care/disability/cultural sensitivity related care to adolescent, chronically mentally ill, adult, geriatric, chemically dependent/substance abuse, and dually diagnosed patient populations. Must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of mental illness and chemical dependency and the family dynamics which accompany them. Must have basic knowledge of substance abuse illness. Must have in-depth knowledge of clinical therapy modalities. Must have excellent communication and group/process skills as related to age specific patient needs.

Must be able to demonstrate assessment, intervention, treatment and d/c planning skills. Must be able to pass the general age/disability post test.

Must be versatile, flexible, and able to perform in stressful situations. Must have good time and organizational skills. Must be capable of coordinating multi-faceted workload. Must be able to work with an array of mental/physical disabled persons. Must have training in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) and CPR certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Job is sedentary work and involves sitting. A certain amount of walking and standing are often necessary to carry out job duties. Lifting/carrying is limited to 10 pounds maximum and involves articles such as medical records, file folders, etc.




  • Attention to Detail: Advanced

  • Oral Communication: Expert

  • Customer Focus: Expert

  • Planning & Organizing: Advanced



  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility



  • Masters or better in Social Work

Licenses & Certifications


  • Lic Clin Social Wkr

  • Cert LCSW-BACS



  • 0-1 years: Post Graduate Clinical Practice with Substance Abuse Patients

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)