Associate Therapist, Mental Health - Residential
Company: Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 18, 2021
At Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program you will have the opportunity
to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of mental
health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and
healing. Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total
client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career
growth and personal development oversight. You will develop an
individualized growth plan which will help you develop your
professional skills and career objectives.
If you are looking for an organization that thrives on growth,
celebrates diversity of thought, and rewards passionate execution,
you've come to the right place. Because we put clients first, it is
our honor to support and reward those who serve them.
The Associate Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team
providing treatment services according to the Center for Discovery
Clinical Model. Therapist responsibilities include ensuring patient
safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational
and process-oriented therapy groups, facilitate clinical
assessments, conduct therapy sessions, and other case management
tasks, as assigned.
Essential Job Functions
Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the
course of treatment.
Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved
Facilitates admission assessments and the admission process for new
patients with professionalism, courtesy, and a welcoming
Understands role in providing expeditious access to care for
individuals seeking services.
Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly
treatment goals with all team members.
Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions weekly for
patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the
patients' level of care. RTC: two individual sessions and one
family/support system session
PHP: one individual session and one family/support system
IOP: one therapeutic session - individual or family/support system,
as clinically indicated
Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups one to
two times, daily.
Required to sit at a meal and/or snack a minimum of once per
Facilitates multi-family groups, family program, and/or family
Provides utilization reviews to insurance companies, providing
appropriate clinical information to obtain initial authorization
and continuing stay authorization, as necessary.
Is appropriately accessible to family members or loved ones.
Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self
May provide additional clinical support for other members of the
clinical team in their absence.
Communicates with the Utilization Review Department and Business
Department regarding authorization and payment.
Begins discharge planning on day of admission for all patients.
Completes discharge session with patient to ensure coping skills,
transition plan, and resources are understood and intact.
Ensures discharge appointments are confirmed with patient and loved
ones prior to discharge.
Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for
continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge.
Facilitates patient transfers to higher level of care, as
Actively participates in clinical outreach and program tours, as
Effectively manages crises in sessions and the milieu.
Provides support to milieu staff in their interactions with
patients and their loved ones.
Works collaboratively with the entire treatment team and milieu
staff to ensure the highest level of clinical quality at all
Completes other tasks, as requested or assigned.
RTC Only: Provides on-call support to facility at least 1x per
month and returns all program phone calls within 20 minutes, while
on call. Communicates appropriately with On Call Administrator or
Regional Director regarding pertinent facility issues, while on
This is a full time position. For a virtual tour of the facility,
please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com.
Master's or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required
Completion of state requirements to conduct therapeutic
Operates under supervision and is not licensed
Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire
Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of
Obtain ServSafe certification within 90 day of hire
Must possess a current driver's license and be in good standing
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free
workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national
For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at
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