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Therapist LMHC/LCSW/LMFT Full-time

at Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center Florida in Florida (Published at 14-08-2022)

Palm Shores Behavioral Heath Center is hiring a Lead Adolescent Therapist to be a key member of the Palm Shores Treatment Team. This position will be responsible for conducting therapeutic services for patients. They provide counseling sessions for families, individuals, 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 patients? and families? primary contact during the patient?s stay at the facility, as well as their advocate with the treatment team.

License/Certification: Current license from the State of Florida, such as LCSW, LMFT, LMHC. We will consider Registered Intern in the aforementioned fields preferred. Pay based on licensure and experience specific to family, individual and group therapy with children and/or adolescents.

Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health care and education services for adolescents, ages 11?17 who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, educational, family and social challenges. The dedicated professionals at Palm Shores Behavioral Health Center provide quality mental health treatment for children. The program establishes healthy behaviors and prepares children to transition back home.

We are located in Manatee County. Southwest Florida offer a diverse mix of lifestyle options. While most people think of sandy beaches, waterfront views and golf courses when you mention Southwest Florida, this area on Florida?s Gulf Coast is rich in lifestyle diversity. From walkable downtowns to communities with art and cultural influences to equestrian ranches, Southwest Florida has something for everyone to love. Manatee County is an hour or two away from some of the state?s large metropolitan areas. From young professionals to a growing family, the area has plenty of activities for every individual.

Job Skills/Knowledge:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in order to document assessments, treatment planning and interventions into a meaningful document. Must be able to communicate with members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, managed care representatives, children, adolescents, adults, and patient families in a clear and concise manner.
  • Knowledge of individual, group, and family therapy dynamics and techniques as related to cultural, social, economic, communication and role expectations within family systems.
  • Knowledge of clinical skills to assess treatment dynamics accurately and develop effective treatment strategies within the overall treatment plan.
  • Employees assigned to children and adolescents must have the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of child and adolescent needs, knowledge of growth and developmental stages and must possess an understanding of the range of treatment needed by this age group.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans (available at day 31)
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • Free Employee Meals
  • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!

One of the nation?s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $10.77 billion in 2018. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World?s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America?s Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 87,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 327 behavioral health facilities, 40 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

EEO Statement:

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Notice: At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID precautions as required by DOH and/or CMS.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bradenton, FL 34208: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Master's (Required)

Work Location: One location

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