Therapist Psychiatric Acute

SCL Health
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
August 13, 2022
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Adult Acute Psychiatric Therapist.


Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


Youre equally comfortable working with individuals and groups in the Intensive Outpatient setting.


Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.






Conveniently located just west of Denver in Wheat Ridge, we offer complete behavioral health services for people who are experiencing addiction, substance use and mental health conditions. Our qualified medical and clinical teams also offer treatment for people who are affected by both substance use disorders and an emotional or psychiatric disorder. Our holistic approach to treatment focuses on our patients physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.


West Pines Behavioral Health at Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our tight knit team specializes in helping adults ages 18 and older with psychiatric or addiction concerns.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.






Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.


As an Adult Acute Psychiatric Therapist you need to know how to:

  • Provide group and individual therapy using therapeutic techniques and other outcomes based approaches appropriate to group functioning and skills based upon the information gathered during the comprehensive initial assessment
  • Conduct intake interviews with patient individually and/or in groups to assess appropriateness for program and to build care plans obtaining patient diagnostic information, history of illness, cultural assessment, strengths, screening and risk assessments, trauma, family and social history
  • Develop and implement treatment plan for stabilization, mobilization, and disposition appropriate for patient care that are individualized and goal focused within 24 hours of patient admission
  • Document group and individual activities as well as progress and response to treatment in the patients medical records as needed
  • Assess coping mechanisms and current functioning in the following areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, inter-personal effectiveness
  • Plan and develop group and individual treatments in coordination with a psychiatrist and as a member of a multi-discipline team
  • Implement group and individual treatments ensuring a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment
  • Ensure the follow through of treatment goals by coordinating post program care



Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

    • Masters Degree in Behavioral Health, required
    • At least three (3) years mental health experience, required
    • Must be able to obtain full licensure within three years of employment.



Your next move.


Now that you know more about being an Adult Acute Psychiatric Therapist on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


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