The Licensed Therapist is a member of the Neurosciences Institute and the Chemical Dependency, SolMar, ASPIRE, and Admin departments (Hoag Addiction Treatment Center or HATC). The Licensed Therapist works in close collaboration with the Medical Director, Clinical Managers and all members of the HATC multidisciplinary team. The Licensed Therapist is responsible for exceptional service to all customers, both external and internal. The Licensed Therapist has a primary responsibility providing clinical care and case management to the patients, their families and/or significant others throughout the course of treatment, and across multiple levels of care.


The primary focus of the Licensed Therapist is to provide assessment, treatment planning, referral recommendations, discharge planning, education and direct therapeutic intervention for patients and their families throughout the course of treatment.


The Licensed Therapist maintains responsibility for establishing and achieving the goals of the patient’s treatment plan, both through direct intervention and through coordination with other members of the team and outside providers by way of referrals when necessary. The Licensed Therapist maintains primary responsibility for the patient experience in treatment and serves as the patient’s primary point of contact with the treatment team. The Licensed Therapist maintains and manages a caseload and provides individual therapy sessions along with other therapeutic interventions when needed. The Licensed Therapist is a fundamental member of the Addiction Treatment Center and will be called upon to apply skills to other areas of the program as needed.


Essential Functions

  • Executes efficiently and effectively on job responsibilities toward the mission, vision and values of Hoag and HATC.
  • Proactive and highly engaged support of the program’s clinical operations and processes, with an emphasis on the highest quality patient experience and family support.
  • Focused collaboration required with the HATC medical team, admissions and utilization review team.
  • Exceptional communication with family, referral sources, outside professionals, insurance companies and all parties involved in patient’s treatment and outcome.
  • Active in on-going process improvement in quality, efficiency and satisfaction of patients, staff and all internal/external customer groups.
  • Represents Hoag and HATC across multiple channels both inside and outside of the Organization.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of program standards, policies and procedures.
  • Provides psychotherapy services to patient as scheduled.
  • Conduct individual, group or family therapy sessions based on assessment and coordinate. any additional services needed and revised if necessary.
  • The application of marriage and family therapy methods includes, but is not limited to, the use of applied psychotherapeutic techniques, to enable individuals to mature and grow within the marriage and the family.
  • Maintain documentation of therapy services provided to each patient according to the facility and professional standards.
  • May provide these services in inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Provide case management, discharge planning or after-care planning according to treatment plan.
  • Provides support related to financial responsibility acknowledgment in- regards to authorization for services to clients.
  • Responsible for conducting peer to peer reviews with insurance providers for clients on going continuing treatment episode.
  • Provide initial treatment planning for patient based on assessment and coordinate any additional services if necessary.
  • Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct.
  • Providing input to pertaining to the treatment schedules, patient assignments and/or crisis intervention as requested by the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Maintains a case load as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Maintains a high degree of interpersonal skills.
  • Assist with any additional tasks related to client safety.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist (PsyD or PhD).
  • Must maintain standards of licensing board.


  • Experience in addiction/behavioral health environment; hospital experience.


Skills or Other Qualifications


  • Demonstrates excellent, effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and ability to follow instructions.
  • High degree of organizational skills. Able to set assignment priorities, work independently within established guidelines and maintain confidentiality
  • Creative problem-solving skills and abilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and synergistic relationships across multiple
  • customers.
  • Able to handle ambiguous situations with tact and good judgment.
  • Achiever personality style with an eye for continuous improvement in self, others, policies, systems and processes.


  • Experience in addiction/behavioral health environment; hospital experience.
Salary Range
$32,000.00 - 66,000.00
per Year
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Newport Beach, CA 92657, US