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Associate Therapist

  • Tue, August 29, 2023 9:24 AM
    Message # 13247270


    Associate Therapist

    Granite Wellness Centers

    Website Granite Wellness Centers

    Consider a career at Granite Wellness Centers! Apply now and make a difference in your community by helping support the success of our clients. We are a local non-profit focused on providing wellness services in Nevada and Placer Counties, offering a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees which includes:

    Employer paid health plan
    401k Retirement Plan with Employer Match
    Paid Vacation (accrues after first 90 days of employment, up to 80 hours annually)
    15 Paid Holidays
    Wellness focused workplace

    If you enjoy helping others and want to work with great people, we are looking for a motivated, positive individual who is ready for their next adventure.


    Facilitate mental health services under the clinical supervision of a licensed therapist, which includes collaborative planning with other members of the Medical and Clinical departments as well as external partners. Provide therapy to individuals (and occasionally their families) in a substance use recovery setting. Develop and implement treatment in compliance with grant obligations, all state, federal, agency and other applicable rules and regulations. Collaborate with counseling staff to provide SUD diagnostic and determination of need and appropriate level of care for SUD clients


    • Willingness and ability to gain experience providing direct therapy in a substance use recovery setting.
    • Compassion for individuals with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders and those who have been involved in the criminal justice system
    • Knowledge of resources, methods, and techniques for all stages of recovery.
    • Experience in therapeutic interventions for individuals, couples, and families
    • Knowledge of legal confidentiality and ethical requirements
    • Ability to perform case management and administrative duties as required
    • Knowledge of community resources and ability to facilitate referrals
    • Professional presentation
    • Competent interpersonal skills
    • Competent written and verbal communication skills


    • Conduct individual, group, and family therapy
    • Educate individuals on substance use and related issues
    • Crisis management of clients presenting substance use and co-occurring disorders
    • Determine diagnoses and medical necessity for individuals seeking substance use treatment.
    • Provide referrals to external partners where clinically appropriate
    • Conduct Intake/Exit Interviews
    • Administrative Responsibilities: including charting, correspondence, filing.
      • Charting for groups and individual counseling
      • Review individual caseload charts monthly to confirm accuracy and compliance with client contract
    • Actively utilize, reference, and follow agency policies, procedures, and guidelines
    • Comply with all federal, state, and agency health and safety reporting requirements
    • Adhere to all HIPAA and HITECH requirements as they pertain to client care
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Ability to engage clients effectively in treatment
    • Ability to effectively communicate clinical impressions and assess the strengths and functional impairments of clients, in collaboration with other clinical staff
    • Demonstrate knowledge of treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Treatment
    • Demonstrate knowledge of substance use, recovery, wellness, community resources, support services, and referral systems
    • General knowledge of 12-Step Programs preferred


    Valid California BBS license in one of the following categories

    • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Associate Clinical Social Worker
    • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor


    • Health insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • 401(k) matching
    • Flexible spending account
    • Health savings account
    • Parental leave
    • Professional development assistance
    • Retirement plan
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Vacation time
    • Sick pay
    • 15 annual holidays, including 2 floating Wellness Days

    Granite Wellness in the Community
    Granite Wellness is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote wellness and quality of life. Granite Wellness has been supporting individuals and families through substance use treatment and mental health services since 1974. Growing over the years to meet the needs of the community, Granite Wellness now provides a full range of programs throughout Northern California communities.
    Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
    Our definition of recovery includes addressing substance use issues, the progressive establishment of a meaningful sense of identity, improvement of overall physical and mental health, maintenance of healthy relationships, and increased life purpose.
    Our Philosophy of Recovery and Wellness
    Granite Wellness embraces a whole-person approach in treating substance use and co-occurring disorder, and associated behavioral issues. This approach to recovery and wellness means offering our clients a full range of services to support and understand recovery. We offer a high quality, structured, personalized array of services to each client, and their support system. In collaboration with each client, an individualized treatment is developed to create the greatest opportunity for success.

    Equal Opportunity Employment
    GWC is an equal opportunity employer. This means that employment decisions are based on merit and program needs, and not on race, ethnicity, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, spiritual beliefs, physical or mental abilities, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, or membership in any other protected class per state and federal regulations.

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