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Primary Therapist Job Description

Reports to: Clinical Director

About The Position:

Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Primary Therapist delivers clinical services to clients with eating disorders and/or mental health disorders and their families including individual, group and/or family sessions; provides appropriate documentation of services; provides case management as needed; participates in training and supervision as needed.

  • Per diem with intention to move into part-time

  • Estimated 6-20 hours per week

  • In-person in Encino


Job Duties:

  • Facilitate individual, family and group sessions as assigned in Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Transitional Aftercare Program and/or group practice outpatient services.

  • Sit for meals/snacks as scheduled.

  • Coordinate episodes of care for assigned clients internally among AlignED Care team and externally with appropriate contacts.

  • Completes clinical documentation in accordance with program requirements.

  • Establish therapeutic rapport with clients and families of origin/families of choice.

  • Participates in treatment team meetings as assigned.

  • Coordinates client aftercare plans.

  • If applicable, receive clinical supervision as required by training and licensure.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Compensation for licensed clinicians is $60/hourly

  • Compensation for registered associates is $45/hourly



  • Must have experience working with eating disorders.

  • Masters or higher degree in psychology, social work or related fields.

  • Current clear licensure/registration in the state of California (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Ph.D./Psy.D., ACSW, AMFT, APCC).

Specific Skills/Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

General Skills and Requirements

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

This is an exciting opportunity to help launch a privately owned eating disorder Intensive Outpatient Program.

Please send your resume to

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