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Associate Therapist

Website Evolve Treatment Centers


Evolve Treatment Centers is looking for passionate and enthusiastic Associate MFT/MSW/PCCs to join our team at our Residential Treatment facility in Tarzana, CA!

Our team provides the highest caliber of residential treatment to adolescents struggling with addiction and mental illness. Our rapidly growing company is looking for those who are highly qualified and passionate mental health professionals to join us and grow with us.

This position involves providing supervision to six adolescents who are in residential treatment for an average of 30-60 days for issues related to mental health and substance abuse. The ideal candidate is experienced, dedicated, responsible and excited about working with teens with mental health and substance abuse issues. We are looking for someone who is flexible and willing to adjust to the ever-changing nature of adolescent treatment.

This is not a typical primary therapist role, however the Associate role provides a great opportunity to gain exposure and experience with teens that have significant mental health and substance abuse issues. The role is primarily milieu management and Associates will receive weekly, on-site clinical supervision and the opportunity to accrue hours quickly towards your license. Many previous individuals who have held this position have been promoted to an internal Primary Therapist role.

Extensive training and support will be provided to staff including regular trainings in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and you will have the support of your team-members. This position is challenging yet rewarding as our staff have the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of teens and their families.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care and supervision to clients in the milieu
  • Perform biopsychosocial assessments on clients
  • Crisis Management and intervention including safety plans and risk assessments
  • Provide one-to-one support for clients and addresses areas where they need support with individual problems
  • Maintain vigilance and awareness of the peer community dynamic while monitoring the behavior, activities and safety of the clients
  • Conduct and facilitate psychoeducation groups and recreational activities
  • Responsible for client shift note and group note documentation
  • Potential for having an individual client and working with a Primary Therapist on a case
  • Must be registered as an AMFT/ACSW/APCC with the California Board of Behavior Science (or ability to be registered within 60 days of hire)
  • Driver’s License and reliable form of transportation
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Willingness to commit to 2-4 shifts per week, shift times are 6AM-2PM or 2PM-10PM
  • Must be able to attend weekly Treatment Team Meeting on Thursdays from 9am-12pm

What You Will Gain:

  • Ongoing training in evidence-based treatments, including DBT
  • Experience working as part of a comprehensive DBT team
  • Continuous training and growth opportunities
  • Daily lunches provided by our in-house Chef
  • Competitive annual salary
  • 401k Options with company match
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • An excellent PTO policy, plus 9 federal holidays and 6 sick days
  • The opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of teens

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