Job Title: Therapist

Department: Ridgeview Ranch I, II

Reports To: Clinical Director & Program Director

FLSA Status: TBD

Hourly Pay:  TBD

Hours: 40 hours per week maximum (days may vary /some weekends required)

Prepared Date: July 18, 2018

 Summary Therapist works with both clients and client’s families to ensure clients are receiving a high quality of health care.  The Therapist is there to help improve continuity of care using his or her clinical skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Contribute to improving quality & consistency of client care & experience.
  • Evaluates quality of care, client satisfaction and compliance.
  • Performs Quality Record Review for client charts providing guidance to clinicians as needed
  • Provides leadership in clinical problem solving and gives professional suggestions from a clinical perspective.
  • Serves as liaison between multiple clinical and nonclinical (internal and external) stakeholders.
  • Serves as clinical support at relevant clinic and departmental meetings.
  • Assists with client care as needed.
  • Facilitate both education and process groups (when needed)
  • Assists in the implementation of the business aspects of clinical operations with a focus on improvement.
  • Additional responsibilities and assignments may include the following per approval by the Board of Directors and Program Director:
    • Assists the Program Director in developing and implementing strategy, operational plans, and leading ad-hoc projects and initiatives. 

Therapist Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Board, the Clinical Director, and the Program Director – Plans, organizes and manages the provision of client care.

  • Review individualized treatment plans
  • Provide weekly individual sessions with client emphasis on comorbid conditions
  • Moderate Family Groups
  • Family therapy sessions as needed with Counselor
  • Consult and coordinate care with Psychiatrist, MFTs
  • Provide input to clinical staff for ethical and legal practices
  • Take leadership role in monthly staff meetings
  • Assist in development of clinical program
    • Group topics
    • Outings
    • Adjunct Therapy
    • Guest Speakers
  • Supervise SW Intern/Associates for Licensing Hours
  • Review and advise on clinical documentation, Licensing/CARF
  • Adherence to insurance standards
  • Adherence to DHCS standards
  • Adherence to CARF standards


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design – Generates creative solutions; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.

Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for counselors’ activities; Provides regular performance feedback.

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Sets goals and objectives.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure.

Quality – Applies feedback to improve performance.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Masters in Social Work or Clinical Phycology with a minimum of two years’ experience working in chemical dependency.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

Demonstrates Competency in Clinical Programming, Developing and Training Staff Professional Development, Designing and Conducting Research Protocols

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Required: Active registrant or licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Preferred: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation experience and/or focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.