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

The Therapist I and II is a member of the Neurosciences Institute and the Chemical Dependency, SolMar, Aspire, and Admin departments (Hoag Addiction Treatment Center or HATC). The Therapist I and II work in close collaboration with the Medical Director, Clinical Managers and all members of the HATC multidisciplinary team. The Therapist I and II are responsible for exceptional service to all customers, both external and internal. The Therapist I and II has a primary responsibility providing clinical care and case management to the patients, their families and/or significant others throughout the course of treatment, and across multiple levels of care. The primary focus of the Therapist I and II is to provide assessment, treatment planning, referral recommendations, discharge planning, education and direct therapeutic intervention for patients and their families throughout the course of treatment.


The Therapist I and II maintain responsibility for establishing and achieving the goals of the patient’s treatment plan, both through direct intervention and through coordination with other members of the team and outside providers by way of referrals when necessary. The Therapist maintains primary responsibility for the patient's experience in the treatment and serves as the patient’s primary point of contact with the treatment team. The Therapist maintains and manages a caseload and provides individual therapy sessions along with other therapeutic interventions when needed. The Therapist I and II is a fundamental member of the Addiction Treatment Center and will be called upon to apply skills to other areas of the program as needed.


Essential Functions:


Therapist I:

  • Executes efficiently and effectively on job responsibilities toward the mission, vision, and values of Hoag and HATC.
  • Proactive and highly engaged support of the program’s clinical operations and processes, with an emphasis on the highest quality patient experience and family support.
  • Particularly focused collaboration required with the HATC medical team, admissions, and utilization review team.
  • Exceptional communication with family, referral sources, outside professionals, insurance companies, and all parties involved in patients' treatment and outcome.
  • Active in on-going process improvement in quality, efficiency, and satisfaction of patients, staff, and all internal/external customer groups.
  • Represents Hoag and HATC across multiple channels both inside and outside of the Organization.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of program standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance, and conduct.
  • Maintains a high degree of interpersonal skills.


Therapist II:

In addition to the above, Therapist II is responsible for:

  • Providing input pertaining to the treatment schedules, patient assignments, and/or crisis intervention as requested by the Clinical Manager.


Education, Training, and Experience:



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), or Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Licensed in one of the following: LMFT, LCSW or Licensed Psychologist
  • Must maintain standards of the licensing board.
  • Experience in addiction/behavioral health environment; hospital experience.


Skills or Other Qualifications:



  • Demonstrates excellent, effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and ability to follow instructions.
  • A high degree of organizational skills. Able to set assignment priorities, work independently within established guidelines and maintain confidentiality
  • Creative problem-solving skills and abilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and synergistic relationships across multiple customers.
  • Able to handle ambiguous situations with tact and good judgment.
  • Achiever personality style with an eye for continuous improvement in self, others, policies, systems, and processes.



  • N/A


License and Certifications:



  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), or (Licensed Psychologist (PsyD or PhD)
  • Must maintain standards of the licensing board.
  • BLS certification


Reports to Clinical Manage

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

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