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Lead Primary Therapist

Company: Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Transform Passion into Profession! Opportunity for a Licensed or Pre Licensed Therapist to join our team of passionate and caring staff at our Shoreline Center in Long Beach. Since 1995, Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment, a facility within the Odyssey Eating Disorder Network, has successfully been helping individuals achieve recovery from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder for all genders, ages 13 and over. We offer personalized, compassionate programs, delivered by highly-trained and experienced eating disorder experts, great benefits and opportunity for growth and development.
The Lead Primary Therapist is responsible for providing individual, family, and group psychological services for assigned clients of Shoreline-Center for Eating Disorder Treatment and is responsible for overall case management, family education, and support of assigned clients. This position will have oversight of programming for two 6-bed RTC locations and a low caseload.
Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing individual, group and family therapy for clients and subsequent documentation.
  • Responsible for the clinical and case management of his/her assigned clients.
  • Assists in identification of treatment/contract goals, completing the initial psychosocial assessment.
  • Responsible for maintaining contact with the assigned clients referring/outpatient therapist/team during the course of the clients stay and the family when/if appropriate.
  • Responsible for completing Treatment Plan and Discharge Summary for assigned client.
  • Completes and updates treatment plan for assigned clients.
  • Assist in providing clinical updates.
  • Attends group meetings, meals and other activities in the milieu to better establish a relationship with clients.
  • Provides comprehensive understanding of current behaviors and relational dynamics while using a variety of therapeutic modalities.
  • Attends the weekly treatment team meetings and share observations, comments and important information about clients with the treatment team and provides input into the development of the weekly schedules for all of his/her assigned clients.
  • Responsible for proper charting and ensuring that all documentation is completed in an accurate and timely manner (within 24 hours).
  • Work and collaborate regularly with Director of Operations for all day-to-day operational needs of RTC facilities
  • Responsible for conducting chart audits for RTC locations
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining RTC program schedules
  • Responsible for coordinating and conducting weekly client and parent check-ins
  • Responsible for scheduling family visitation on a weekly basis
  • Assist in training of RTC therapists
  • Assist in on-call leadership duties for RTC locations on a rotating calendar basis
  • Assists in meal/snack supervision as assigned and attends special occasion activities for the clients.
  • Assists with discharge planning, including a written discharge summary and obtaining referral sources and necessary support systems once the client is discharged
  • Coordinates and execute concurrent insurance reviews, advocating for client to obtain appropriate levels and continuing care as needed
  • Keeps track of authorized days and be responsible for timely reviews
  • Follows level-of-care and medical necessity guidelines as established by peer reviewed criteria, including APA and managed care organizations
  • Coordinates and/or perform doctor to doctor reviews between Shoreline and managed care organizations
  • Performs crisis intervention as necessary
  • Develops and creates group material, as needed
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications related to Shoreline Mission and population.
  • Completes any additional tasks assigned by direct supervisors.ISJP123
    • Masters Degree; License or Prelicensed (LMFT, LPC, LCSW, PhD) in the state of California; 2 Years mental health experience with 1 year eating disorders preferred.
    • Position requires incumbent to have a valid drivers license and vehicle insurance.
      Shoreline-Center for Eating Disorder Treatment provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Shoreline reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the organization desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains At-Will.

Keywords: Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment, Long Beach , Lead Primary Therapist, Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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