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Acadia Healthcare COUNSELOR II /Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (Sign On Bonus $1,000, Relocation Bonus $2,000) in Springfield, Missouri


The Lakeland Behavioral Health System Residential Treatment Center is growing and adding new therapist positions! We are looking for Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPCs) who play well with others and would fit in with a very diverse, successful therapist team with unusual longevity (Yes, the therapists really like their job here). 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 patient, who typically has had previous placement failures, successfully completes our program and leaves with the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life.

To be a part of our Therapist Team, you must meet these requirements:

  • PLPC license in the State of Missouri – we will provide FREE LICENSURE SUPERVISION

  • 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

  • Thick-skinned with a high boiling point and a good poker face

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

  • Excellent keyboard skills and proficient in MS Outlook, Word and Excel

This is what you’ll be doing:

  • Providing weekly Individual, Family and Group Therapies

  • Working with 9 - 18 year old age group, both females and males

  • Providing all case management for your patients, including discharge planning and discharge summaries and, at times, discharge recommendations for court

  • Participating in weekly staff meetings to evaluate patient progress

  • Participating in bi-weekly or monthly case management calls

  • Participating in monthly Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Plan Updates

  • Meeting weekly with your licensure supervisor (FREE SUPERVISION – a $400 - $500 monthly bonus)

  • Working for a Clinical Director who is not a micro-manager

This is basically a Monday through Friday 8-5 position, but there are times when you might have to come in on a weekend for Family Therapy sessions. Your flexibility and dependability are rewarded with you being able to flex your schedule – within limits – to meet your needs and how you work best.

We are hiring for 1 full-time position with full benefits to start immediately. Benefits include:

  • Paid vacation time with 6 holidays and 2 personal days each year. Vacation time 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

All applications are done online. www.lakelandbehavioralhealth.com/careers/ Click on Current Open Positions Fill out the application and the Clinical Director will contact qualified applicants for an interview.




  • Attention to Detail: Novice



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



  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



  • Masters or better in Social Work

Licenses & Certifications


  • Lic Prof Counselor

  • Lic Clin Social Wkr

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)