Newport Academy is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents and families struggling with mental health issues. With locations across the United States, Newport Academy offers a family-systems approach, providing gender-specific, individualized, and comprehensive holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. We treat individuals, ages 12–20, 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 Academy 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.
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Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Counselor coordinates all aspects of the recovery program including but not limited to conducting individual and group sessions with residents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Counselor will carry a case load of up to 10 residents.
- The Counselor will meet with residents/clients individually a minimum of once per week.
- The Counselor will facilitate group sessions as determined by the Clinical Director
- Coordinate all aspects of the Counselors role in client programming including the assignment and evaluation of Level Advancement assignments and Family Intensive assignments.
- As part of the treatment team, collaborates on approvals of 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 Clinical Director.
- Responsible for the timely completion of clinical documentation (progress and group notes).
- Attends weekly treatment team meetings, staff meetings, and clinical supervision.
- Develop off campus meeting (when deemed appropriate) schedule for residents to attend in the community including but not limited to AA, Alanon, NA, and OA.
- Locate and assign alternatives to meetings in community by accessing other resources such as Smart Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, etc.
- Attends meetings, trainings and conferences representing Newport Academy as needed.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited or state approved graduate school.
- Licensed, or license-eligible in Counseling or Social Work in the state in which you are applying.
- Experience in working with adolescents, preferably in a residential treatment center.
- Training or experience with mental health, substance abuse, or eating disorders.
Newport Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.