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Job: Recovery Therapist

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Title Recovery Therapist
Categories Northern California
Position Type PERMANENT
Salary $65k
Location San Francisco
Job Information

Recovery Therapist is responsible for meeting with all residential treatment clients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (dependent upon mental health disorders (DSM-5), ASAM designation and level of client need).  The Recovery Therapist is solely responsible for the development of the client’s Treatment Plan.  This professional facilitates between 3-5 groups per week and chairs the weekly Recovery Celebration.  The recovery therapist is an integral team member who is also responsible for the development of Safety Plans focusing on self-harm.  The recovery therapist is always available for crisis intervention and to urgently meet clients who have relapsed and are in need of Relapse Prevention Plan modifications.


  1. Master’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience working with individuals who have substance use disorders, mental health disorders, as well as experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma;
  2. Experience with crisis management;
  3. Experience in assessing history of drug use;
  4. Experience in diagnosing using the DSM-5;
  5. Experience facilitating group therapy;
  6. Experience facilitating individual therapy;
  7. Have knowledge and understanding of the 12-step Programs;
  8. Have excellent computer skills and time management skills to ensure the timely completion of all Progress notes and comprehensive client record documentation in AVATAR; must attend trainings for AVATAR and achieve competency in using this system for client record documentation;
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