Recovery Counselor

Newport Academy
Oct 08, 2016
Oct 26, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Why Newport? Located on a 65-acre Nature Preserve in beautiful, rural Bethlehem, CT, Newport Academy has assembled the best adolescent mental health and substance abuse treatment staff in the country. We're dedicated to empowering teens and restoring families. The staff of our integrated and holistic treatment team are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. These include medical professionals, psychiatrists, licensed therapists, psychologists, family therapists, trauma specialists, certified counselors, teen nutrition experts. We offer individual, group and family therapy as well as equine assisted therapy, meditation, yoga, martial arts and a variety of experiential therapies. The Newport Academy program provides the safety, support and, above all, the unconditional love that teens and their families need in order to heal. Our employees are passionate about what they do! They work hard every day to ensure that we create the best possible environment for healing. Do you have what it takes to be part of our team? We offer very competitive salaries and benefits. Newport Academy is an amazing place to work! We are currently looking for a Full-time Recovery Counselor to join us. Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Recovery Counselor coordinates all aspects of the recovery program including but not limited to conducting individual and group sessions with residents at the gender-appropriate facility and assigned IOP clients. The Recovery Counselor acts in a dual role as Alumni Coordinator by maintaining contact with the alumni from the appropriate gender facility and participating in outcome studies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. ?? The Recovery Counselor will carry a case load of up to six residents as well as six clients from IOP. ?? The Recovery Counselor will meet with residents/clients individually a minimum of once per week. ?? The Recovery Counselor will facilitate group sessions at the appropriate facility twice per week as well as a minimum of once per week at IOP ?? Coordinate all aspects of the Recovery Program including the assignment and evaluation of Level Advancement assignments and Family Intensive assignments. ?? Approves all outings and activities for residential clients. ?? Meets with family members during Parent Orientation. ?? Participate in family Intensive and therapy sessions as requested and required by the Program Director and/or Family Program Coordinator. ?? Responsible for the timely completion of clinical documentation (progress and group notes). ?? Attends weekly treatment team meetings, staff meetings, and clinical supervision. ?? Develop 12-Step Meeting Schedule for residents to attend in the community including but not limited to AA, Alanon, NA, and OA. ?? Locate and assign alternatives to 12-Step Meetings in community by accessing other resources such as Smart Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, etc. ?? Attends meetings, trainings and conferences representing Newport Academy as needed. ?? Maintains contact with alumni via emails, phone calls and text messages. ?? Conducts outcome studies to measure successful outcomes in recovery of alumni at designated target dates. Education: The Recovery Counselor will have fulfilled the educational requirements for application to CAADAC, including a minimum of 270 hours of training in six defined academic areas within the 12-core function from a CAADAC approved educational facility. The Recovery Counselor will be credential-eligible as a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Associate, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor-I or Certified Alcohol & Drub Counselor-II or any other credential recognized by the State of California within this field. The position requires completion of a 45-hour Practicum Internship with a minimum of one year personal recovery and/or working within the field of adolescent substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. ?? Able to maintain clear boundaries with residents and staff. Holds direct care staff to the rules and guidelines of Newport Academy. Sets limits and assists to manage clients when staff is in need of support or supervision. ?? Knowledge of 12-Steps and familiarity with local 12-Step Meetings and Resources.

Company Description:

Newport Academy is a gender-specific, comprehensive residential treatment program for adolescents suffering from mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues. The program combines the key elements essential in effectively treating adolescent girls and boys with substance abuse, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. As compared with adults, adolescents have higher rates of dual diagnosis and developmental differences. Adolescent treatment needs can be challenging and often involves more comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approaches. At Newport Academy, we deliver a highly individualized, holistic approach to treatment where psychological, biological, spiritual, social and educational needs are continually assessed and revised throughout the treatment process.