Job Description

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Job Description:

The Lead Therapist position is key to the success and progress of Adult Behavioral Health Outpatient Programs. The Lead Therapist is an accountable team member who in collaboratively supports clinical development and coordination of patient care services. The Lead Therapist works closely with the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Medical Director, Nursing Director and Assistant Director.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following as well as other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.


  • Participate in meetings with Medical Director and Department Management to evaluate and enhance patient care services with a focus on access to services, patient experience, and standardized process development.
  • Support clinical review of new patient referrals for therapy services to assist process of triaging based on clinical acuity and care needs  
  • In collaboration with department leadership, provides feedback regarding program policies and procedures
  • Support continual regulatory agency survey preparation
  • Facilitate monthly therapist meetings to support case review, implementation of best practice interventions, and development of peer support opportunities
  • Participate in meetings with Program Medical Directors and Department Management to evaluate PHP/IOP and Recovery Center program content, process improvement, and quality outcome measures.
  • Coordinate and deliver therapist new hire training
  • Coordinate student preceptorships and training program opportunities
  • Provide clinical supervision hours


  • Facilitate individual patient therapy services


  • Leadership: Ability to effectively build program and staff capacity, developing a high-performance workforce and the processes that ensure that programs run smoothly and are aligned with the CHOMP Behavioral Health mission, goals and strategies
  • Management and delegation of tasks
  • Provides constructive feedback to support the Assistant Director in completing  the performance measurement process including regularly scheduled 1:1 meetings, and annual reviews
  • Creates opportunities and manages results through delegation and empowerment
  • Analysis and Research: Ability to effectively gather and analyze data from written and electronic sources


  • Exhibits capacity to enforce accountability
  • Management of communication processes and systems
  • Responsible for conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Ability to gain consensus, collaboration and build an effective teamwork environment
  • Drives innovation and supports a continuous improvement process philosophy
  • Ability to build internal and external relationships
  • Establishes and builds an environment of trust and credibility


  • KNOWLEDGE OF WORK - Possesses and utilizes knowledge of the job which is essential to perform the specific functions and related work.
  • QUANTITY OF WORK - Accomplishes an appropriate volume of satisfactory work under normal conditions. Ability to produce results.
  • QUALITY OF WORK - Consistently demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, neatness and dependability to produce work within acceptable standards.
  • TIMELINESS - Completes assignments on or ahead of schedule.
  • ABILITY TO LEARN NEW DUTIES - Interprets, learns and responds to instructions for new situations, procedures or methods.
  • JUDGEMENT and COMMON SENSE - Decisions/actions are sound, including safety awareness.
  • COOPERATION - Willing to work with others toward common goals.
  • COMMUNICATIONS - Demonstrates relevance and clarity of written and oral expression. Effectiveness in exchanging ideas and information.
  • INITIATIVE - Ability to originate, develop or create new ideas or take steps to get things done.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING - Identifies and evaluates alternate solutions and selection of the most appropriate course of action.
  • ATTENDANCE and PUNCTUALITY - Shows daily ability to be at work at scheduled time, including being prepared to work on time after breaks, meal periods and other authorized absences from work.

All team members at Outpatient BHS must demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning, innovation, quality of care and outcomes measurement, professionalism, and working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. Must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills, flexibility, cultural humility, curiosity and comfort prioritizing safety and quality of care.


Must have advanced knowledge and experience in mental health assessments, treatment modalities, and interventions for individual and group therapy for patients with a variety of acute and chronic mental health problems. Demonstrated abilities in group dynamics and therapeutic relationships. Experienced with dual diagnosis and mental health patients. Prior experience in an outpatient mental health setting preferred. Experience in a leadership position with background in program development preferred. Prefer CBT/DBT certification.


Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work required.

Licensure in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is required. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification required. Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or other evidence-based therapy preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Assigned Work Hours:

Monday to Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

Position Type:


Pay Range (based on years of applicable experience):




Application Instructions

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