[Intro Paragraph] The introductory paragraph of your therapist job description is a great place to briefly describe your company and working environment. Take a few sentences to sell your company to your ideal therapist candidate, explaining what sets you apart from other practices and organizations.
Therapist Job Responsibilities:
- Establishes positive, trusting rapport with patients.
- Diagnoses and treats mental health disorders.
- Creates individualized treatment plans according to patient needs and circumstances.
- Meets with patients regularly to provide counseling, treatment and adjust treatment plans as necessary.
- Conducts ongoing assessments of patient progress.
- Involves and advises family members when appropriate.
- Refers patients to outside specialists or agencies when necessary.
- Maintains thorough records of patient meetings and progress.
- Follows all safety protocols and maintains client confidentiality.
- Contributes to practice by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
[Work Hours & Benefits] Next, you’ll want to include details about your company’s working hours and benefits. Give prospective applicants a sense of your typical work hours and flexible scheduling options you might offer. It’s also a good idea to describe particularly attractive benefits, like paid parental leave, commuter benefits and childcare reimbursements.
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent communication and listening skills
- Ability to build rapport quickly
- Detail oriented
- Ability to communicate with compassion and empathy
- Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
- Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field
- Current with all state licensing requirements, including LPCC, LICSW and LMFT
- Several years’ clinical experience
[Call to Action] A vital part of the therapist job description is the call to action where you encourage candidates to apply and explain exactly how to do so. For example, you could have them email the application and resume to your HR department, or instruct them to click the “apply” button at the top of the job posting.
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When you need a top-notch therapist, it’s important to find a well-rounded individual with the empathy and interpersonal skills to match their technical know-how and ability to help patients achieve results. Once you’ve written a solid therapist job description, it’s time to get it out there in front of top candidates. Get started today with a free job posting.