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Program Therapist per diem

Care New England Providence, RI
  • Posted: 28 days ago
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Under direct supervision of the program Manager/Director and the general supervision of the Program Unit Chief, evaluates, diagnoses and treats a wide range of psychosocial problems, applying individual and group clinical skills in order to assist patients and their families in the resolution of personal and environmental problems, attributable to psychiatric issues which prevents them from achieving their highest level of psychosocial functioning.  This is a per diem, non- benefited position. 

Available to cover shifts per diem Mondays through Fridays 730a.m. -4 p.m.


  • Caring Attitude: Treat every person as you would like to be treated.
  • Outward Appearance: Take pride in the appearance of our grounds, our buildings, our units, and ourselves. Please adhere to the hospital dress code.
  • Make Their Day: Smile and introduce yourself patients and families. Respond to requests promptly. Follow through on what you promise, and always keep your commitments.
  • Present: Be there. Focus on the person, whether a patient, visitor or co-worker. Reserve social conversation for appropriate times. Maintain confidentiality.
  • Active Listening: Acknowledge another’s presence immediately. Look up from your work, make eye contact, listen attentively, and ask how you can help. Show people that you are really listening and not rushing them.
  • Safety: Safety is a high priority. Don’t wait for an accident to happen - take preventive measures and report problems promptly.
  • Solve the Problem: Get an answer and follow-through. Emphasize what you can do, not what you can’t do.
  • Improve: Always strive to do better.
  • On-Time: Show respect for other people’s schedules by being on time.
  • Non-judgmental: Assume that each patient is doing the best he/she can. Respect and be sensitive to others’ opinions and ideas - appreciate individual differences.
  • Demonstrates ethical and collaborative behavior to ensure quality of care and promote positive department and program relationships.


  • Maintains the privacy of patients and holds in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional service.
  • Makes independent decisions regarding the direction and process of individual, couple and family psychotherapy for the management of acute psychiatric problems.
  • Participate in evidence based quantitative monitoring of symptoms and progress. Responsible for documenting process and outcome measurement and narrating the treatment course in the discharge summary.
  • Participates in quality assurance projects for the program as assigned.
  • Provides training supervision in individual and group psychotherapy for BSW/BA students. Complete biannual student evaluations as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide accurate and effective evaluation and treatment of patients in individual and group treatment settings.


  • Completes biopsychosocial evaluations: obtaining relevant history, psychosocial stressors, initial working/treatment diagnosis and formulation.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans and provides patient specific psychotherapy (matching patient needs with specific treatment modalities).
  • Provides effective psychotherapy in individual and group venues.
  • Monitors the course of treatment and clinical progress.
  • Leads and co-leads specialized groups developed for the partial hospitalization /IOP program utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy and/or ERP modalities.
  • Leads and co-leads specialized groups utilizing the group as a diagnostically analytic tool as well as a therapeutic modality.
  • Provides effective case management services as needed.
  • Arranges follow-up care which matches specific community supports with the particular needs of the patients.
  • Arranges follow-up care appointments within appropriate timeframes to ensure continuity of care for the patient.
  • Acquires managed care authorizations in the absence of the UR Coordinator.
  • In IOP, completes UR and precert on all patients on caseload.
  • Remains fluent with available community resources for follow-up care and is skilled at accessing them.
  • Provides consultative services to outpatient clinicians to assist follow-up treatment and maximize clinical success
  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning to effectively meet the unique treatment needs of the patients
  • Updates attending physicians/psychologists of the patients’ level of acuity - giving special attention to management of potential emergencies (e.g. suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, risk to minors or elders).
  • Advocates for the patient’s needs within the department as well as with outside agencies.
  • Acts as an advocate for the patient; support self -advocacy efforts, and support patients in exercising rights, choices and responsibilities.
  • Assesses milieu functioning, consults with the interdisciplinary team, and participates in creating and implementing strategic milieu interventions.
  • Completes individual psychotherapy notes according to documentation and time of entry requirements.
  • Completes evaluations according to documentation and time of entry requirements.
  • Completes group therapy notes according to documentation and time of entry requirements.
  • Completes and updates treatment plan according to documentation and time of entry requirements.
  • Observes relevant hospital policies, attends and participates in continuing education activities.

Position: Partial Hospital Program Therapist, Per Diem

  • Reports to: Partial Hospital/ IOP Program Manager/Director
  • Supervises: Students and volunteers as appropriate
  • Other Relationships: Other program staff
  1. Qualifications
  • Education: Master’s Degree or above
  • Licensure: License preferred.
  • Training and Experience: Experience in a psychiatric setting is required. Training and experience in relation to the population served is necessary- particularly with specialty programs (ADP/Substance, WPP/DBT, YAP/ACT, IOP/ERP) or continuing education/in-services in that area will be required. Experienced in providing group and individual psychotherapy required.
  • Special Qualifications: Interest and commitment in the programs at Butler Hospital and the dept of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown
  • Mental Demands- Able to tolerate the stress of multiple demands of working in a fast-paced environment and dealing with multi-disciplinary staff and difficult patient population. Ability to handle crisis situations in a calm and responsible manner.


Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England, is the only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, seniors and adolescents in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Founded in 1844, it was the first hospital in Rhode Island and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The Major Affiliated Teaching Hospital for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research.


Care New England


Providence, RI

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