Counselor I - Eating Disorder - Residential Program

Center For Discovery
Fairfax, VA
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time
Counselor I is responsible for assisting and supporting residents through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. Counselor I is responsible for contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process. As the Counseling team is available to the residents on a twenty-four-hour basis, careful resident monitoring and communication with the treatment team is essential. The Counselor I makes the daily "walk" through the treatment day with the residents. QualificationsBachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or universityOne-year experience working with children, mental health, counseling, or eating disorders field preferredMust attend all training, education, and staff enrichment activitiesMust possess a current Driver's License in good standing ResponsibilitiesGreets and welcomes new resident within 15 minutes of admission, Introduces resident to his/her primary treatment providers.Orients new resident to the treatment program, its requirements, intent, and routine. Completes needed assessments within 24 hours of admission.Determines whether the new resident has any special needs, communicates those needs to the treatment team and assists the resident in fulfilling those needs.Monitors all resident progress through the treatment experience, communicates with the treatment team as indicated. Contributes to the Comprehensive Treatment Plan through participation in the treatment planning meeting and process. May attend and participate in treatment planning meetings and treatment review and resident goals setting group.Contributes to the well-being of all residents by serving as a positive role model, demonstrating professional and caring manner toward co-workers, residents, and guests. Treat all residents, guests and co-workers respectfully and courteously.Facilitates treatment plan set forth by the Therapist by providing day-today support to residents and if residents need to "check-in", help residents engage in a positive coping skill. Directs residents in a clear, concise, and informative manner.Responsible for running and engaging residents in therapeutic groups such as coping skills, relapse prevention, DBT, psycho education, Life Skills, etc. for the expected length of time identified in the Program Schedule. Also assists in providing group ideas.As Counselors are the "eyes and ears" of the milieu, they are responsible for documenting any behaviors that occur in the milieu in a very thorough and appropriate manner. Must maintain confidential nature of all resident and program related activities.Assists Primary Therapist with discharge process of residents by helping resident with needs and ensuring a smooth transition.Answers telephone promptly and politely and transfers any inquiries to the Therapist, Facility Administrator or Program Director.Will work during meal periods in order to help model good behaviors to residents, redirect eating disorder behaviors, and to meet regulatory and approved program standards as allowed by applicable state wage and hour laws. The meals will be provided by the employer at no charge to the employee and the time will be treated as hours worked.Maintains a clean environment and ensures that the house is tidy and clean at all times.Familiarizes self with the Philosophy, Mission, goals, and objectives of the Center for Discovery Adolescent Treatment Programs. Complies with all Discovery policies and procedures. Attends all designated meetings.Makes timely request for leave and makes sure there is coverage for any scheduled shift that is missed. All Counselors are responsible for their own shifts, including On-Call Counselors.Since email is the primary form of communication within Center for Discovery, it is required to check company provided email on a regular basis. Company Description: Join Us In Making a Difference! Center For Discovery is the fastest growing behavioral health company providing residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults across the country. We are a mission driven, passionate group of over 1000 healthcare professionals whose primary purpose is to support those affected by eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse issues by offering hope and healing on their journey towards recovery. With over 50 locations across the country we attract motivated, caring professionals that are invested in making a difference. If your desire is to be a part of team whose purpose is driven by compassion and produces tangible results, then Center For Discovery is where you will find it. If you are seeking a professional life that offers a company culture like no other and unlimited potential for advancement, then Center For Discovery invites you to join us. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. If you meet the minimum qualification, you will be contacted to further the application process. We conduct Live Scan fingerprinting for some of our locations in California. The results we receive are the following: Crimes relating to child abuse or elder abuse, Sex Offenders, and Convictions or incarcerations in the last 10 years as a result of committing: theft, robbery, burglary or any felony More information on live scan can be found here: No phone calls, outside agencies, or recruiters.

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