• Social Services
  • Ormond Beach, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Part Time

Full benefits (medical, dental, vision)

5Palms is an addiction recovery provider, offering highly effective evidence-based clinical interventions and treatment programs. We provide behavioral health solutions for adult women suffering with substance use disorders, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders.


Primary Duty of Primary Therapist:

The Primary Therapist is responsible for coordinating and providing individual and family counseling, case management, group therapy, and bio-psycho-social assessment services to patients in a residential setting. The candidate will demonstrate expertise in evidence-based treatment modalities for dual diagnoses, case management, development of patient support systems, and discharge/continuing care planning. The Primary Therapist will collaborate with the treatment team to plan and coordinate the patient's movement through the continuum of care.


Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for conducting weekly counseling groups.
  • Conduct initial assessment and create treatment plans and updates to treatment plan with cooperation from the clinical team.
  • Assist patients in developing measurable treatment and discharge goals and objectives.
  • Lead group counseling sessions and psycho-educational groups.
  • Provide liaison services between patient and family.
  • Document all services via EMR system.
  • Meet with patients on an individual basis when requested by patient or recommended by Clinical Director.
  • Document progress notes in patient files following each individual session.
  • Maintain frequent contact with Clinical Director regarding individuals' progress.
  • Responsible for attending and participating in mandatory weekly clinical and interdisciplinary staff meetings to discuss patient care and all aspects of treatment.
  • Maintain and adhere to all Federal, State, and County regulations regarding patient confidentiality and staff code of ethics.
  • Participate in continuous training in areas where needed, attendance at seminars, continue earning CEUs.
  • Responsible for all state and TJC documentation requirements relating to patient records.
  • Timely and thorough responses to documentation requests for Utilization Reviews or Concurrent Reviews.
  • Observation of 5Palms policies relating to professional boundaries.
  • Observe conflict of interest limitations and notify supervisor regarding any outside employment opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology or a related field.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in inpatient mental health field.
  • Must have acquired all required state licensures.
  • Must have valid driver's license and proof of insurance. 
  • Must maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as well as be flexible and dependable.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 
  • Principles and processes for providing patient services. This includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of patient satisfaction. 
  • Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Exceptional patient/patient service with the ability to resolve service issues.
  • Business acumen. 
  • Knowledge of TJC standards.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. 
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with a sense of urgency. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills. 
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work.
  • Being aware of others' reactions, understanding why they react as they do, and adjusting one's own actions in relation to others.
  • Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 



All employees who have access to health information whose confidentiality is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Rule are required by the Rule to receive training so that they have an understanding and knowledge of the Privacy Rule that corresponds to their job responsibilities and of the group health plan's policies and procedures that impact on their job duties. Site specific training on requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the plan's health information policies and procedures under the direction of the plan privacy officer may be required for this position based upon site specific requirement. Employees who violate the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.


Physical Abilities:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, taste or smell
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


Work Environment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Work is performed in an administrative office setting, therapeutic schools, and client settings
  • Duties involve potential contact with individuals who may be threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Must be flexible to work additional hours when necessary


This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment.


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