Minutes away from Orlando, La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is set in quiet, residential areas in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida.Â We treat individuals ranging from children and adolescents to adults. We have treatment programs for psychiatric issues, chemical dependency issues, and dual diagnosis for those suffering from both. The therapeutic environment at La Amistad is serene and homelike, and the semitropical climate of Central Florida allows for year-round activities.Â The greatest asset at our mental health facilityÂ is our staff, comprising highly-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, professional nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatric attendants who work as a team to uphold La Amistadâ€™s reputation for excellence in helping patients resolve behavioral health problems.
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is a leader in the field of behavioral health care, and our experts are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. La Amistad enjoys full accreditation by The Joint Commission. La Amistad believes in building healthy communities, which start with healthy individuals, linked through sound relationships to their families, friends, neighbors and peers.
Therapist - per diem position
The Therapist is responsibleÂ for conducting therapeutic services for residents of La Amistad Behavioral Health Services (LABHS). They provide counseling sessions for individuals, families, and groups. Therapists are responsible for interviewing and developing the psychological history, assessing the therapeutic needs of the individual and family, developing appropriate treatment objectives and monthly treatment summaries. Therapists act as the residents' and families' primary contact during the resident's stay within the program as well as their advocate with the treatment team. Therapists are also liaisons with outside agencies and individuals for the purpose of developing and coordinating discharge planning with the treatment team and family.
Provides individual therapy at a minimum of one (1) session per week, family therapy at a minimum of one (1) session per week, group therapy at a minimum of four (4) times per week. Specialized therapy groups as assigned.
Responsible for keeping the family, parent or guardian, informed of treatment goals and plans, as well as residents' progress.
Consistently demonstrates an alert, sensitive and supportive attitude with residents, families, employees and management.
Has understanding of Common Psychiatric Diagnoses. Can recognize behaviors associated with and uses proper intervention techniques for Common Psychiatric Diagnoses.
Reacts therapeutically in crisis situation.
Completes documentation efficiently and effectively as required by facility policies and procedures.
Able to identify patient's level of psychosocial development and modifies approach accordingly.
Demonstrates Service Excellence skills with all internal and external customers.