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Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Health Associate, Residential Treatment Center - Increased Pay Rates & $1,000 Signing Bonus 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 treatment for children and adolescents from across the country. This is a challenging job, yet extremely rewarding when your patient successfully completes our program and leaves with the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life.

Behavioral Health Associate (BHA) Benefits:

  • 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

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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

Behavioral Health Associate (BHA) Essential Functions:

  • Assist patients with their daily living activities and administer basic health care or treatments.

  • Participate in therapeutic or recreational group activities with patient.

  • Participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs.

  • Help with personal hygiene.

  • Assist patients in achieving and maintaining care goals.

  • Deliver care based on the priority of needs and available resources to the specific service population of the facility.

  • Help with admitting and discharging patients.

  • Monitor physical and emotional well-being of patient and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to appropriate staff. Prepare and maintain records of progress and services performed.

  • Encourage patient to participate in social, recreational, or other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills or develop social relationships.

  • Teach strategies to promote client wellness and independence.

  • Lead or co-lead individual or group sessions as part of specific recreational or therapeutic procedures.

  • Prepare treatment or recreation areas, such as setting up therapy equipment, transport patients/help them move to or from a therapy area. Clean activity or treatment areas and equipment.

  • May include driving of facility motor vehicle or coordinating transportation with an appropriate staff member.

  • Comply with organizational policies, procedures, performance improvement initiatives and maintain organizational and industry policies regarding confidentiality.

Education/Licensure/Experience/Skill Requirements:

  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.

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




  • Communication: Advanced

  • Oral Communication: Advanced

  • Safety Minded: Advanced

  • Written Communication: Advanced

  • Attention to Detail: Novice



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

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



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

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

  • 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)