Adolescent Primary Therapist (Substance Use / Mental Health)

Sandstone Care

Job Overview

About the job

Position Title: Adolescent IOP Therapist

Schedule: Monday to Friday | Full Time | Some evening hours are required

Compensation: $60,000-76,000 Annual Salary


    • Medical, Dental, Vision | Short/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
    • 401k Program with up to a 5% Match
    • 4 weeks of PTO and Paid Floating Holidays
    • A supportive company culture focused on employee growth and development

Position Overview: This position coordinates the treatment of clients assigned, develops treatment goals alongside the multi-disciplinary team, which may include the psychiatrist, family therapist, academic & vocational adviser and recovery living team. Conducts individual, group and family therapy with assigned clients in treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

Training & Experience:

    • Licensed Practitioner in the state of Maryland is required (LCPC, LCSW, LMFT)
    • Previous experience with substance abuse treatment is required; preferred experience with a treatment facility in the detox, or residential setting.
    • Ideal candidate has a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience.

Core Values:

    • Ridiculously Service Oriented – a willingness to go above and beyond to support our clients and team
    • Integrity – follow through on your word and approach all situations with openness and honesty
    • Partnership– working alongside our medical and clinical teams to deliver exceptional care to clients and their families
    • Courage – a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone and learn new things
    • Accessibility– Supporting your team where needed – we are all Sandstone Care
    • Passion– Do what you do from the heart

Other Duties & Responsibilities Of The Position

  • Contribute to a high-performing culture, focused on partnering with clients as we inspire and empower change
  • Assist Program Manager in the design, implementation, and management of the clinical program, running therapy sessions in group and individual formats, employing evidence-based treatment modalities for clients with substance abuse and clients struggling with a dual diagnosis (if applicable)
  • Adhere to all aspects of the clinical program’s policies and procedures to ensure quality performance and assist the Program Manager in any quality improvements that may be necessary
  • Provide therapeutic services, including delivery of assessments, conducting treatment planning, and coordinate clinical treatment services with families as well as ensure timely documentation of treatment for the billing team. The Primary Therapist is responsible for all aspects of their allocated case’s clinical documentation, timely entries into the treatment record, and maintaining compliance with standards for documentation
  • Participate in weekly clinical team meetings discussing treatment formulation, progress, regress and/or failure; lead discharge planning, discharge summaries, follow-up care and liaison communication
  • Conduct client utilization reviews and medical necessity discussions with insurance payers, if necessary
  • Other duties as outlined in formal job description and as may be assigned

Seniority Level

Entry level


  • Mental Health Care
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider

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