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Acadia Healthcare Counselor, Social Services in Springfield, Missouri


Lakeland Behavioral Health System is a proud member of the Acadia Healthcare Family. We are a leading provider of acute inpatient and residential treatment services for children, adolescents, and seniors. Lakeland began solely providing psychiatric services in 1989 and has grown into a 206-bed facility, with patients from across the United States.

In this role you will facilitate treatment and support to patients and families in modifying problem behaviors. By conducting individual and group counseling sessions you will evaluate the needs of the patient and determine if program or facility referrals are needed.

By providing clinical guidance you are responsible for the initial and follow up session assessments, crisis intervention, and act as a liaison with insurance carriers.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide patient case management

  • Assist in the training of new clinical staff and interns

  • Coordinate activities, provide clinical guidance of direct patient care staff

  • Lead and/or coordinate activities of other clinical or direct patient care personnel

  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always

  • Flexible Schedule and bill rate from $40-$100/hour


Lakeland Behavioral Health

Encourages a diverse and inclusive work place.

We are an equal opportunity employer




  • Safety Minded: Expert

  • Oral Communication: Expert

  • Negotiating: Expert

  • Written Communication: Expert

  • Problem Solving: Expert

  • Communication: Expert

  • Planning & Organizing: Expert



  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

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



  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • 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



  • Masters or better in Social Work

Licenses & Certifications


  • 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)