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Community Therapist

Fairhaven Treatment Center Memphis, TN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Reports to

Program or Clinical Director

Job purpose
The Community Therapist/Counselor will be responsible for assisting therapist with providing group counseling and oversight in a residential and partial hospitalization program for persons suffering from eating disorders and related mental health comorbidities. In addition, Community Therapist/Counselor will provide assistance to Recovery Staff, as needed, to include medication management, meal support, client management and skills training. Treatment is provided in the context of a clinical team, supervised by the Clinical Director and in coordination with the Medical Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

Client centered care

  • Under the guidance of the Program or Clinical Director, attend group therapy sessions for the purposes of facilitating related sessions that reinforce or support the therapist led groups
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions as assigned
  • Be prepared to intervene, de-escalate, crisis-manage emotionally charged situations with clients
  • Provide information to therapy team, escalate crisis situations to therapists, as needed
  • Take on client care needs from Recovery Staff to allow Recovery Staff to perform duties

Recovery Staff assistance

  • Act as first level of escalation for Recovery Staff to problem solve, resolve issues, triage to the appropriate manager
  • Be prepared to deliver, lead and/or instruct on key Recovery Staff duties, to include medication management, meal plating and preparation, and client management activities (i.e., in-process/out-process, pass management)
  • Train Recovery Staff in client care as needed (i.e., de- escalation training, non-reactivity training)

Administrative duties

  • Completes all required documentation in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Documentation as required for clinical, human resources, training needs

Support the long term clinical and business success of Fairhaven

  • Take on additional responsibilities as needed based on unique skill sets and programming, clinical, business and marketing needs of Fairhaven


  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field (from a CACREP Accredited program preferred)
  • Previous education and experience facilitating group therapy sessions
  • 2 years in behavioral health previous work experience preferred

Working conditions

Residential treatment services are 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are 6 days per week (Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 8 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 2 PM). Employees can expect to work on nights, weekends and holidays depending upon specific job role and location.

Fairhaven Treatment Center clients can be expected to have a severe trauma history, complicated by co-occurring conditions such as chemical dependency, dissociative disorders, severe PTSD, and other emotional and behavioral disorders. Prospective employees with a history of eating disorders, trauma or related conditions are advised to strongly consider the appropriateness of this work environment on personal mental health condition. All Fairhaven prospective and current employees are advised to seek treatment from a qualified medical or behavioral health professional in the event of a history of mental illness.

As an eating disorders treatment facility, employees in client-facing roles can be expected to eat meals with clients. Employees in client-facing roles must be able to demonstrate a healthy relationship with food as demonstrated by conforming to Fairhaven treatment standards.
Physical requirements

  • Walk up/down stairs
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs

Direct reports as assigned.

Fairhaven Treatment Center

Why Work Here?

We are Always Promoting Clinical Excellence & Client Access to Quality Mental Healthcare by Putting People First!

Fairhaven Treatment Center provides a full continuum of care for adolescent girls and adult women struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED). Fairhaven specializes in treatment of eating disorders with co-occurring disorders including trauma and attachment disorders, as well as a history of addiction or substance use disorder. Fairhaven was founded in 2014 by Teri McCann, PhD, with a vision to provide full recovery from eating disorders by going beyond symptom control. Fairhaven is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is licensed to provide residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment. Located near Memphis, Fairhaven is easily accessible to clients and their families living in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, and Alabama. Fairhaven also offers Transitional Living options for prospective clients that need a temporary living solution while in treatment in outpatient treatment. Fairhaven Treatment Center is a proud member of the Refresh Mental Health Network About Refresh Mental Health: Refresh Mental Health is the parent company of premiere outpatient mental health, substance abuse & eating disorder practices across the US. We are one of the largest and fastest growing private behavioral health companies in the US with over 700 clinicians and 21 practices in 15 states. We are actively seeking partnerships with counselors, therapists and other behavioral healthcare providers nationwide. Our goal is to provide an excellent working environment and resources for clinicians, so they can focus on what they do best — providing exemplary care to clients. EO Statement Refresh is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Refresh is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


890 N. Houston Levee Rd. Cordova, TN 38018
Memphis, TN


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