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Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC Group Therapist PRN in Palmer Lake, Colorado

We are seeking an experience Group Therapist to join our team in a PRN capacity!

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions and mental health concerns.

With facilities in various regions of the U.S., we have been furthering this mission since our inception, applying our advanced approach to patient care.

Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Our goal is to help men, women and adolescents live healthy, happy lives without the burden of substance abuse or mental illness.

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake offers a supportive, proven continuum of care for inpatient, outpatient and aftercare services to clients with drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. The Recovery Village of Palmer Lake offers empowerment and freedom from addiction at our 110-bed inpatient and outpatient retreat. We offer support every step of the way through medical and psychological treatment. We supplement treatment with top-class amenities that include daily yoga , a full-service gym and a culinary program that will leave patients satisfied and nourished in both mind and body.

The Group Therapist PRN is responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities as directed by the Clinical Director. Group Therapist will be responsible for patient caseload and will provide group, individual, and family therapy. Therapist will conduct psychosocial and bio-psychosocial assessments. Therapist will collaborate with the Treatment Team to formulate the Master Treatment Plan, and assist in coordinating discharge planning. The Therapist has primary responsibility for maintaining communication with the family, referral source and other service providers as needed.

Core Job Duties

  • Provides excellent individual, family and group therapy to assigned patients following program curriculum provided by Clinical

  • Completes all required documentation ensuring compliance with all company policies and procedures, state regulations, Joint Commission standards and Medical Needs Criteria. This includes the following documents:

  • Biopsychosocial Assessment

  • Integrated Summary

  • Comprehensive Problem List

  • Integrated Master Treatment Plan and Updates

  • Individual, family and group therapy session notes

  • Discharge summary

  • Effectively uses therapeutic interventions to assist patients with accomplishing all treatment plans goals and objectives and successfully complete

  • Effectively prepares patient for maintaining sobriety post

  • Maintain referent contact weekly or as required by Clinical Director

  • Demonstrates sufficient comprehension of the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery and Substance Use Disorders

  • Consistently identifies areas for improvements within the department by studying data and developing, implementing and documenting plans for improvement and outcomes

Other Required Tasks:

  • Maintains positive relationships with all staff

  • Participate effectively in multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews

  • Maintains healthy boundaries with patients and staff

  • Asks for and accepts feedback from supervisors

  • Provides a safe and therapeutic environment to all staff and patients

  • Communicates significant patient developments to supervisor

  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities and contribute to the success of the organization

  • Pursues professional development through participation in education and training programs

  • Contributes positively to the morale of other staff

  • Performs other tasks, as assigned

  • Master's Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field

  • Bachelor's Degree with appropriate licensure / certification as per State regulations

  • At least two (2) years of clinical experience in mental health field (additional training may substitute for one year

  • Licensed in the State of Colorado - Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC), Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counselor or other behavioral health related fields

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in communication and written skills

  • Knowledge of State and Federal statutes regarding patient confidentiality laws

  • Knowledge of licensing and accreditation standards


We offer great benefits including 401(k), generous paid time off plan, medical, dental, vision, and much more!

The Recovery Village is part of Advanced Recovery Systems, a national integrated behavior healthcare management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.

The Company complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups based on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices/EEO.

We are proud to be a drug-free workplace.


ID: 2021-3069

External Company URL:

Street: 443 South Highway 10

Telecommute: No