Primary Therapist Adolescent Behavioral Health

Rockville, Maryland
Full Benefits
Sep 26, 2019
Oct 31, 2019
Full Time

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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Position Summary: 

Under the supervision of the Clinical Program Director, the Therapist is responsible for conducting assessments, developing and executing individual treatment plans, and conducting process groups and individualized sessions with residents. 


Essential Therapist Duties:

  • Serve as the primary therapist, case manager, and point of contact for assigned clients.
  • Facilitate and maintain a positive therapeutic environment.
  • Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Provide clinical assessments and periodic clinical evaluations.
  • Attend meetings and supervisions as required.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director and/or President.

Performance Requirements for the Assignments Described:

  • Assure the integrity of the treatment program for assigned students.
  • Coordinate and communicate with all professionals working with the student to assure consistency and collaboration.
  • Communicate with the family to assure that they are engaged and informed.
  • Provide necessary leadership to ensure the clinical integrity of the program/environment.
  • Ensure that therapeutic activities/groups are carried out as scheduled.
  • Communicate and document information regarding status/treatment issues to team in multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Provide individual counseling sessions, per program policies and procedures, to each client on caseload.
  • Facilitate therapy groups, seminars, community meetings, and other groups as assigned.
  • Assure that client records are maintained according to all state, federal, and accreditation guidelines.
  • Assure that client records are current and meet required deadlines.
  • Document all individual and group therapy sessions in the electronic clinical record.
  • Complete assessment within one week of admission. Assessment is to include, but is not limited to review of all prior treatment/testing/school records, the CHAT, bio-psycho-social interview, etc.
  • Develop initial treatment plan within five business days of admission. Complete an updated treatment plan every 30 days or as needed.
  • Perform tasks and duties delegated by Clinical Director and/or President for the sake of facilitating treatment and ensuring program services are provided.
  • Meet with Clinical Program Director weekly for individual supervision to maintain BSWE and state requirements.
  • Engage in group supervision as needed.
  • Attend treatment team/clinical team meetings.

Basic Education and Experience Required:

The Therapist will have a minimum of a master’s degree.  The Therapist will be licensed or license-eligible as an LGSW/LCSW or LGPC/LCPC.  Candidates will also have at least three years of experience.   

Newport Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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