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Primary Therapist

San Diego, California
Job Type
19 May 2023


The Primary Therapist provides professional individual and group clinical therapy services to clients to maintain or restore the highest level of functioning. Alter Health Group operates a series of evidence-based treatment centers for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. We are a leader and innovator in transforming lives and are establishing a new level of care in substance abuse addiction treatment. The Primary Therapist facilitates individual therapy and groups during treatment programs per the need of the company.

General Accountabilities

Conduct an initial assessment of all new clients; interviews and evaluates clients. Conducts individual and group therapy.
Identify potential factors that may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from treatment.
Develops and implements client treatment plans, including the coordination of referrals to outpatient services upon discharge, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care.
Participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of client care.
Provide appropriate therapeutic services to assist clients in coping with presenting symptoms and problems.
Participates on an interdisciplinary treatment team.
Maintains records and makes written and oral reports concerning patient care, counseling and therapeutic activities. Charting must be thorough and timely per ASAM requirements. Must be efficient in KIPU (EMR).
Prepares reports and other documents concerning clients.
Complies with company and department policies and procedures, quality assurance, safety, environmental, infection control and complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
Attends and participates in staff development programs and administrative meetings.
Establishes and maintains an appropriate network of professional contacts.
Maintains currency with professional organizations and publications.
Represents the company and/or unit as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications

Required: Board of Behavioral Science (BBS) registration and/ licensure.
Previous experience working in a Dual Diagnosis / Substance Use Addiction Treatment Center
EMDR Certification a plus

Competitive Benefits (After 30 Days)

Holiday Pay
Sick Days
401 (k) matching
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  • Job Reference: 1010171966-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Alter Management LLC
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent