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Department:  Allied Health
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

The Therapist provides comprehensive assessments, coordination, planning, and implementation of a psychosocial treatment plan for patients in their respective departments (Hoag Addiction Treatment Center – HATC, Community Health, etc.). This role promotes optimal mental health by providing ongoing psychosocial support and services to patients and their families for adjustments to illness, grief, addiction, and other psychosocial stressors. Works with an interdisciplinary team to achieve treatment goals. Utilizes high-risk criteria as well as medical records, school records, clients, families, nurses, physicians, and others to evaluate patient’s biopsychosocial needs. Develops a treatment plan and a comprehensive termination of treatment/discharge plan. Documents objective and accurate data regarding assessments and interventions. Maintains working knowledge of community-based resources, programs, and social services. Educates patients and families on their health care options and connects them with appropriate resources.


May develop and facilitate support groups, and workshops as needed. May provide input on treatment schedules, patient assignments, and/or crisis interventions as requested by Clinical Manager. Performs other duties as assigned.


In addition to the above, the Therapist-Licensed provides ongoing teaching and supervision to MSW employees and interns and may sign off on State requirements for LCSW licensing. Utilizes advanced clinical knowledge to assess and identify psychiatric and psychosocial issues facing patients. May conduct assessments related to legal ethical reporting requirements. Some departments provide additional specialist services such as Reiki Therapy when the clinician is certified to do so.


Education & Experience:


  • Master’s Degree required.  
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.  
  • Masters’ Degree in Social work (MSW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) required.  
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in addiction/behavioral health environment in a hospital or treatment center setting required.  
  • Experience with clinical assessment, crisis intervention, and case management required. 
  • LCSW - Licensed Social Worker (LCSW), in good standing, in the State of California or LMFT - Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), in good standing, in the State of California

  • BLS – AHA Basic Life Support required

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Medical, Counseling, Therapy, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Healthcare

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