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Newport Academy Individual Therapist Adolescent $5,000 Sign on Bonus in San Geronimo, California

Newport Academy is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents and families struggling with mental health issues. With locations across the United States, Newport Academy offers a family-systems approach, providing gender-specific, individualized, and comprehensive holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. We treat individuals, ages 12–20, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. Offerings include residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming, therapeutic day schools, and day treatment. Newport Academy nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of adolescents and their families, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. Our primary mission is to empower teens and restore families. Experts include medical directors, psychiatrists, therapists, registered dietitians, nurses, licensed social workers, teachers, and more.

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Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Individual Therapist conducts assessments, develops treatment plans, facilitates individual and group therapy, and provides clinical support to the program as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry a caseload of clients, designated as the individual therapist.

  • Facilitate individual and group therapies as assigned.

  • Complete risk assessment and initial safety plan upon admission.

  • Complete biopsychosocial assessment within 72 hours of admission.

  • Complete client treatment plan within 7 days of admission.

  • Coordinate treatment goals and services in collaboration with client's treatment team.

  • Provide progress updates to parents in collaboration with family therapist.

  • Conduct risk or crisis assessments and provide crisis intervention/management as needed.

  • Timely completion of documentation (assessments, treatment plans, progress and group notes, discharge summary) according to established standards.

  • Participate in clinical on-call rotation to provide 24/7 coverage for clinical crisis management. 

  • Attend weekly treatment team meetings, staff meetings and clinical supervision.

  • Attend meetings, trainings and conferences representing Newport Academy as needed.

Education/Experience required:

  • Master’s Degree required, preferably degree at the doctorate level, from an accredited or state approved graduate school.

  • Licensed in Marriage Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work is required in the state in which you are applying.

  • Experience in working with adolescents, preferably in a residential treatment center.

  • Training or experience in trauma-informed treatment preferred.

Newport Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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