Center for Discovery

Northern California Floater Therapist

Job Locations US-CA-Danville
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/2/2018 12:57 PM)
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Regular Full-Time


About Center For Discovery

Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families.  We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions.  We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings.  It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth.  We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve.  

Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing.  Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight.  You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.

Additional benefits include:

  • Full medical, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental benefits including FSA and 401K
  • Paid sick time, vacation days and paid holidays
  • Modern, home-like office space
  • Team-building exercises and activities
  • Family-style meals provided

The Facility

Your workplace is in a beautiful home in a nice residential neighborhood, with bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms and more (for a virtual tour please visit our website at  Treatment in this home setting allows our clients to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings and provides greater transferability and internalization of the treatment experience for when returning home.  Generally, we accommodate no more than six clients at a time to optimize individualized treatment plans and provide a high staff-to-client ratio.  

The Position

This is a full-time position requiring travel to other facilities and taking caseloads in various programs 40 hours per week.  The Primary Therapist is a therapeutic guide, journeying with the clients on their road to recovery, from admission through discharge. The Primary Therapist provides clinical assessments and contributes insightful, practical and meaningful information to the development of treatment plans.  He/she orients new clients to the treatment program and makes introductions to the staff and other program participants. Each Primary Therapist carries a caseload and provides clinical treatment in the form of, but not limited to, individual, family and group counseling.  As a member of the treatment team, the Primary Therapist meets weekly in collaborative fashion with the rest of the team to discuss cases. Licensed clinicians (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) and registered interns possess knowledge of dual diagnosis, eating disorders and/or chemical dependency.


  • The Primary Therapist must possess a Master’s or Doctorate degree in an appropriate field
  • Clinicians must be licensed or registered in the state in which they are applying
  • Center for Discovery utilizes MFT and LCSW interns and psychological assistants under the supervision of an appropriate Licensed Independent Practitioner. 
  • The Primary Therapist must have at least one year in acute care or residential treatment or closely related experience.
  • Must understand the therapeutic process, understand confidentiality laws, and have strong knowledge of professional ethics
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities, and be able to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, a professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude


  • Travels between all Fremont, Danville, Menlo and Sacramento when needed. 
  • Completes the Biopsychosocial assessment within one day of admission (parent and/or resident components**)
  • Completes the Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Integrated Treatment Summary within three days of admission
  • Identify weekly treatment goals and write contracts relative to individual client needs
  • Write and facilitate the Discharge Summary
  • Individual psychotherapy sessions, 3 times weekly for each client
  • Conjoint family psychotherapy sessions at least once each week.
  • Facilitate professional groups as assigned.
  • Facilitate Multifamily and Alumni groups
  • Interface with insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial certification and continuing stay certification as required.
  • Meets with each resident in individual session as clinically indicated, provide psychotherapeutic interventions, to thoroughly educate each resident to the CTP and its intent, target dates, and revisions.
  • Is appropriately accessible to family members.
  • Conjoint family therapy is scheduled at least once each week to address issues related to the resident’s family experience.  The therapist ensures that each family member is fully educated to the CTP, its goals and methods and the resident’s discharge plan. It is key that the family know how to approach and implement all discharge recommendations.
  • Meets with residents within twenty-four hours of admission to establish therapeutic rapport.
  • Facilitates group therapy, workshops, and educational groups as directed by the program schedule.
  • Assesses suicidality and possibility for danger to self or others.
  • Charts each resident’s progress throughout the treatment experience.
  • Charts after each individual, group, and family session.
  • Educates each resident as needed.
  • Begins and ends groups timely.
  • Creates a written plan for continuing care (DC plan) and discharge summary.
  • The Primary Therapist attends all treatment planning meetings, all treatment review and goals setting groups, in-service training’s, and general staff meetings and clinical retreats. 
  • The Primary Therapist “oversees” the daily treatment experience of each of his/her resident clients.  
  • The Primary Therapist may provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence.




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