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Primary Therapist

Website Evolve Treatment Centers

Description: Evolve Treatment Centers is hiring a Primary Therapist to join our team at our residential treatment facility for adolescents, located in Woodland Hills, CA. Our team provides the highest caliber of residential and outpatient 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.
The ideal candidate is experienced, dedicated, knows how to take initiative, maintains appropriate boundaries, and can stay calm in stressful situations. We are looking for Therapists that enjoy working with adolescents and is someone who is flexible and willing to adjust to the ever-changing nature of adolescent treatment.
A considerable amount of training will be provided, 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 Responsibilities:

  • Act as the point-person for each assigned client and their family during treatment
  • Provide individual and family therapy to each client at a weekly frequency commensurate with the current level of care
  • Facilitate 1-2 groups per week and complete group notes in the medical record
  • Orient new clients and their caregivers to treatment and the program structure
  • Facilitate Biopsychosocial Assessments and Risk Assessments for clients upon admission
  • Create comprehensive treatment plans for clients, monitor progress and adjust, as needed
  • Complete all clinical documentation (Initial and Master Treatment Plans, Treatment Plan Reviews, Progress Notes, Discharge Summaries, etc.) within required timelines and in line with Evolve, licensing, and accreditation standards
  • Participate in the clinical on-call rotation and provide phone-based support to on-site staff; assist with managing after-hours crises and emergencies via phone
  • Communicate medical necessity for clients to the Utilization Review team to ensure adequate insurance coverage is obtained
  • Support clients and their families with discharge preparation, including after-care and living arrangement planning and Home Contract creation
  • Coordinate with Program Director and select clinically appropriate discharge dates for clients
  • Assess client belongings for clinical and safety-related appropriateness in a timely manner
  • Identify clinically appropriate interventions for clients and communicate them to the Treatment Team, as needed
  • Assess client risk throughout treatment and update behavioral interventions and safety plans, as needed per the Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure
  • Provide clinical updates on clients during Treatment Team and weekly psychiatry meetings to ensure team coordination regarding client care
  • Attend all trainings as assigned by Program Director
  • Fulfill mandated reporting requirements as needed and with guidance from the Program Director
  • Ensure that Outcomes Program assessments are completed at the required timepoints
  • Interpret Outcomes Program data and integrate it into differential diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Program Director


  • Licensed as a LMFT or LCSW in California or an Associate with ACSW/APCC/ACSW in CA.
  • Experience with DBT or a willingness to learn
  • Availability to be on-call during evenings and every other weekends
  • Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check
  • Exceptional clinical judgment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

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