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Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Health Associate, Residential Treatment Center (Evenings Needed Immediately) in Springfield, Missouri


The Lakeland Behavioral Health System Residential Treatment Center is growing and adding Behavioral Health Associates who play well with others and would fit in with a very diverse, successful team of Therapists, Managers and Nurses.

We provide residential treatment for children and adolescents from across the country, from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska to Florida. This is a challenging job, yet extremely rewarding when your resident who typically has had previous placement failures, successfully completes our program and leaves with the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life.

To be on our Team, you must meet these requirements:

  • Team player across all disciplines – Teamwork is at the heart of our success

  • Self-motivated, thorough, detail-oriented and able to work independently without constant supervision and follow-up

  • Superb organizational skills – ability to herd cats is a plus

  • Excellent interpersonal skills/Customer Service while maintaining solid professional boundaries

This is what you’ll be doing:

  • Engage residents in activities designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals, covering a variety of topics including social skills, coping skills and anger management.

  • Interact with residents and observe and document behaviors.

  • Participating in daily meetings to give updates.

  • Ensuring resident is supervised and in a safe and comfortable environment.

Benefits Include:

  • Paid vacation time that begins accruing immediately, you don’t have to wait for a year before you can take any vacation time

  • Sick Leave and Extended Sick Leave pools accrue simultaneously

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance options

  • Matching 401K Plan

  • Free Term Life Insurance policy for employees

  • Helping to make changes in people’s lives that will last a lifetime

Must be 21 years old. Must be able to pass drug test and clear criminal background Family Registry investigations and have proof of high school diploma or GED.

One of the most rewarding aspects of working as a Behavioral Health Associate is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. And you will have the opportunity to grow, learn and advance in your career.

IMPORTANT - Lakeland Behavioral Health Values Diversity and Inclusivity. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.




  • Oral Communication: Advanced

  • Problem Solving: Advanced

  • Written Communication: Advanced

  • Safety Minded: Advanced

  • Communication: Expert

  • Attention to Detail: Novice


  • Customer Focus: Advanced



  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group


  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



  • High School/GED or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)