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Intake Clinical Assessment Therapist LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, Psychologist

Company: Newport Healthcare
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Newport Healthcare is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents and families struggling with mental health issues. With locations across the United States, Newport Healthcare offers a family-systems approach, providing gender-specific, individualized, and comprehensive holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. We treat adolescents and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. Offerings include residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming, therapeutic day schools, and day treatment. Newport Healthcare nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of adolescents and their families, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. Our primary mission is to empower teens and restore families. Experts include medical directors, psychiatrists, therapists, registered dietitians, nurses, licensed social workers, teachers, and more.


Empowering Lives. Restoring Families



Newport Healthcare offers free training in areas such as DBT, EMDR, ABFT and more!


Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Intake Clinician is an essential member of the clinical team as a facilitator of all aspects of the onsite admissions and intake process including clinical assessments and acting as liaison between admissions, programming, client and/or parents/guardian. The Intake Clinician’s primary function is to facilitate the admissions process which includes a face-to-face clinical and risk assessments onsite at their facility. Depending upon admissions volume, the Intake Clinician may also be asked to support the clinical team by periodically facilitating groups or supporting the program team. 


  • Coordinates the scheduling of onsite admissions, including maintaining an updated, shared availability calendar with admissions-responsible departments  
  • Conducts record review of clinical and medical screening questionnaires, IP treatment records, IEP academic records, referent-provided information, releases of information and custody paperwork, as needed 
  • Conducts face-to-face, biopsychosocial, risk and other clinical assessments as required 
  • Provides clinical clearance determination – ensuring admitting level of care appropriateness 
  • Assigns safety risk level and elopement risk level; triaging risk with onsite program and clinical staff to ensure accommodations to manage risk in place prior to admission 
  • Provides clinical clearanceconsults with Clinical Director for final approval as needed 
  • Assigns provisional admitting diagnoses; consults with Clinical Director or Psychiatrist as needed 
  • Completes intake/admission paperwork with parents and client (may depend on site) 
  • Generates EHR chart for new admits, uploads, and completes all admission documentation 
  • Facilitates client’s completion of intake surveys  
  • Communicates with parents’ admission, denials, and/or admission contingencies  
  • Provides parents with Denial of Admission Letter indicating rationale for denial and referral recommendations 
  • Conducts tours with parents and clients as requested 
  • Supports programming and client treatment when not facilitating an admission, which may include individual or group therapy sessions, client activities, or crisis management. 
  • Work hours may vary outside of the normal work schedule as needed to accommodate the client and their family.  

  • Master’s Degree in a clinical specialization from a state approved graduate school.
  • Preferred: Master's Level Licensed Clinician in the State they are providing services in
  • Experience working with adolescents or young adults with mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Experience in clinical intake and assessment process.
  • Willing to be trained and supervised within the framework of the ABFT family therapy model and utilize the ABFT framework in family therapy/
  • Willing to participate in other company required clinical and therapeutic modality trainings.   
  • Experience in facilitating individual, group or family therapy with adolescents and young adults.
  • Experience working within a residential treatment setting.


Newport Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Newport Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Newport Healthcare is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.  Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please email for assistance.


For more information on Equal Opportunity, please click here Equal Employment Opportunity Posters



Keywords: Newport Healthcare, Pleasanton , Intake Clinical Assessment Therapist LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, Psychologist, Other , Pleasanton, California

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