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Associate Therapist Job Description



  • Minimum of Master’s degree

  • BBS issued California Associate Number as a Marriage and Family Therapist or Professional Clinical Counselor

  • Provide proof of malpractice insurance

  • 1 year experience providing face to face contact with clients (virtual meetings ok)

  • Commitment to seeing clients a minimum of two days/week and flexibility to work some evenings and weekends in an office setting

  • Willingness to maintain a caseload of 10-20 clients and additional 3-5 hours/week for documentation and supervision

  • Possess effective time management, initiative, independent judgment, and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in computer programs such as Microsoft Office Word and Excel, and strong administrative skills.

  • Demonstrates some knowledge of Electronic Health Record systems and experience writing assessments, treatment plans, and case notes.


  • Conduct clinical evaluation, bio-psycho-social assessment, client diagnosis and progress notes as appropriate. Prepare client-centered treatment plans, case management, consultation, education, and refer as needed.

  • Facilitate psychotherapy sessions and utilize therapeutic interventions with individuals, children, couples, and families.

  • Provide services in accordance with Tendril Therapy policies and procedures and established Mental Health Standards as well as within the scope of practice of a therapist.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers.

  • Maintain Electronic Health Records to reflect course of treatment and provide required documentation.

  • Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Expeditiously discharge inactive clients.

  • Provide emergency services within scope during work hours and after hours if needed.

  • Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, training, and other activities, which ensure effective and efficient functioning of clinical operations.

  • Maintain an awareness of client face to face contact and supervision hour ratios and consult with supervisor in accordance with mandates and guidelines set forth by the BBS.

  • Adhere to code of ethics, legal aspects of clinical practice, professional standards, duty to warn, abuse and neglect reporting policies and procedures, and exercise professionalism at all times.

  • Exercise awareness in cultural competency, client satisfaction, quality of services, client needs, and overall health and safety of staff and clients.

  • Independently build case load through self-promotion, networking, and supervisor referrals.

  • Uphold and maintain registration in good standing in accordance with BBS standards for an associate level clinician, policies and procedures, client rights, and professional code of ethics and conduct.

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