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Acadia Healthcare Behavioral Health Associate 3 Lead - Child & Adolescent - Experience Required in Dartmouth, Massachusetts


  • Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides direct patient care to patients as assigned.

  • Maintains a safe and efficient working and treatment environment per facility policies and procedures.

  • Communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all patients.

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent, preferred Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

  • One year acute inpatient with psychiatric care experience preferred.

  • BHA's are expected to complete ADLs when assigned to a Unit and/or Patient the needs assistance.

  • Provide Patient-Care duties under the supervision of a registered nurse or medical doctor. This includes tasks such as bathing feeding and dressing the patient. (Geriatric Unit Only)

  • Carry out all aspects of patient care and other assignments as directed by the Charge Nurse.

  • Perform ongoing observation of the patients and milieu to ensure active treatment is provided and patients are participating.

  • Ensure compliance with infection control protocols and/or policies by patients, visitors, and staff.

  • Facilitate educational/activity groups.

  • Participate with the treatment team in implementation of the individualized plan of care.

  • All other duties as deemed necessary to complete the tasks as a BHA.

  • LADC, CADC preferred for DDU Unit only.




  • Safety Minded: Novice



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

  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

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



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



  • High School/GED or better


  • Bachelors or better in Psychology

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)