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Universal Health Services
Oakland Park, FL 33334
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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the Nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS ranks on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations with over 81,000 employees, and is consistently listed among Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" and one of the 30 Most Meaningful Companies To Work For in America by Business Insider.

Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health is an 180-bed treatment facility that specializes in quality behavioral health and substance abuse services for youth, adults and seniors. We offer a full continuum of care through an integrated system of inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Progressive professionals in the fields of psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social services, education and activity therapy provide our comprehensive services. www.ftlauderdalebehavioral.com

The A&R Therapist performs social services functions to include assisting patients in meeting their biopsychosocial needs while enabling them to access, through therapeutic treatment skills to achieve their optimal level of emotional health, including providing basic consultation, teaching, complete specialized clinical social work services for patients/families receiving care, crisis intervention, short-term and long-term family therapy, group therapy, providing information and referrals as needed, and individual therapy when ordered by an MD. Provides variety of psychotherapeutic services, group, family, individual to adults and adolescents in psychiatric Behavioral Health Center setting, presenting with co-occurring disorders, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse disorders and other behavioral disorders. Provides social services, including, but not limited to discharge planning.

Job Requirements



  • Masters Degree from accredited school in Social Work, or Mental Health Counseling.
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) required or equivalent


  • Two (2) years of experience working in a Behavioral Health Center or psychiatric counseling setting with adults and/or adolescents treating co-occurring, mentally ill, or chemically dependent patients, with an understanding of co-occurring disorders, and Cultural Linguistic Diversity amongst patients.

  • CPR certification
  • Preferred licensure as LCSW, LMHC, or CAP

Knowledge and Skills:

Strong therapeutic skills and knowledge of therapeutic philosophies (group and individual treatment skills)

  • Working knowledge of developmental stages
  • Some minimal knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients with varied ability to understand
  • Strong assessment skills and ability to intervene in a variety of situations
  • Sensitive and aware of diverse cultures and their practices
Posted: 2020-02-14 Expires: 2020-04-02

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