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Program Therapist Supervisor

Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center

People & HR, Operations
hunt valley, cockeysville, md, usa
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Schedule: Monday -Thursday (10-hour days; 7AM-5:30PM) but requires flexibility and rotating weekend coverage, some weeknight coverage or availability preferred

Who we are

ERC Pathlight is an innovative, rapidly growing clinical leader in the behavioral health sector. Founded in 2008 by pre-eminent psychiatrists and psychologists in the eating disorder space, ERC Pathlight now treats over 6,000 patients per year, operates more than 30 facilities in 9 states and delivers tele-healthcare to patients nationally. We offer the most comprehensive treatment program in the country for patients who struggle with eating disorders, mood and anxiety and trauma-related disorders.

How you’ll serve our patients

As a Program Therapist at ERC Pathlight, you can expect to be a part of team that delivers hands-on treatment, group therapy sessions and/or support to our patients in one of our many centers around the nation. Our Program Therapists are responsible for facilitating therapeutic groups based on core curriculum. The Program Therapist offers milieu support, de-escalation and behavior coaching to patients in IP/Res and PHP programs. You will build on your education in this therapist in training role!

You will serve patients daily in a multitude of ways:

  • Provide administrative supervision to program therapist.

  • Manage the daily schedule including assigning staff members to group and making adjustments to group topics, room assignment.

  • Assist program therapists manager or clinical manager with onboarding new hires.

  • Works under the guidance of program therapist manager or clinical manager.

  • Facilitates curriculum-based therapeutic groups

  • Cross-train across the levels of care within your program

  • Milieu Management

    • De-escalation and crisis management

    • Bathroom monitoring/flush checks

    • Behavior coaching

    • Conducts self-harm and suicide safety checks

    • Supports morning routine in IP/Res programs

    • Collect weights, vitals and urine in some settings

  • Documentation of groups, meals, patient check-ins, and observations

Program Therapist Supervisor Must haves:

  • A Master's degree in mental health or related field required

  • 6 months experience of milieu or group therapy preferred

  • Pursuing a clinical associate/intern license

  • Understanding of de-escalation techniques and ACT/DBT skills training

  • Group curriculum, facilitation and therapeutic milieu skills

  • Knowledge and application of Trauma Informed Care

  • Flexibility with schedule and team assignment

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the variety of ways clients express stress reactions both behaviorally (e.g., avoidance, aggression, passivity) and psychologically/emotionally (e.g., hyperarousal, avoidance, intrusive memories)

  • Demonstrates leadership qualities with the ability to identify opportunities to improve programming and staff engagement, and a solution focused approach.

How we invest in you

Every role at ERC Pathlight is essential to delivering the high-quality care we promise to our patients. This means that from day one, we’re here to support your role by offering ongoing training and continuing education opportunities as well as support to achieve internal growth.

What we offer

Healthy organizations value the mental wellness of their teams, and we understand that the professionals who work for us are not immune to their own mental health conditions. In the same way we observe and guide our patients, we take the same consideration for our employees when building our benefits packages and healthcare offerings. We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefit plans, Generous Paid Time Off, 401(K) with company match and tuition reimbursement.

Compensation starting range for the Program Therapist Supervisor role is $27.11 to $31.75 an hour. Ranges are based upon market expectations and are dependent upon candidate experience.