Remote Floater Therapist – Eating Disorder

Job Description

The Regional Floater Therapist is a therapeutic guide, journeying with the clients on their road to recovery, from admission through discharge. The Regional Floater 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 Regional Floater 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 Regional Floater 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.


Travels between Los Angeles county regional outpatient and residential programs as needed.

Remote work available if covering multiple programs in a day

Completing the Biopsychosocial assessment within one day of admission (the parent and/or resident components)

Meeting with clients within twenty-four hours of admission to establish therapeutic rapport

Completing the Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Integrated Treatment Summary within three days of admission

Identifying weekly treatment goals and writing contracts specific to individual client needs

Writing and facilitating the Discharge Summary

Individual psychotherapy sessions, 3 times weekly for each client in residential and 2 individual psychotherapy sessions in outpatient 

Conjoint family psychotherapy sessions at least once per week

Facilitating professional groups as assigned

Facilitating Multifamily and Alumni groups

Interfacing with insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial certification and continuing stay certification as required

Meeting with each client in individual sessions as clinically indicated, providing psychotherapeutic interventions to thoroughly educate each client to the CTP and its intent, target dates, and revisions

Being 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.

Facilitating group therapy, workshops, and educational groups as directed by the program schedule

Assessing suicidality and the possibility of danger to self or others

Charting each resident’s progress throughout the treatment experience

Charting after each individual, group, and family session

Educating each client as needed

Beginning and ending groups in a timely fashion

Creating a written plan for continuing care (DC plan) and discharge summary

The Regional Floater 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 Regional Floater Therapist “oversees” the daily treatment experience of each of his/her clients 

The Regional Floater Therapist may provide additional clinical support for other clinical team members in their absence

The Regional Floater Therapist may be required to travel to other facilities to attend trainings

This is a part time position with potential to move into full time that will work Monday-Friday. 

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