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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Position Summary: 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 include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
+ The Counselor will carry a case load of up to ten to fifteen clients.
+ The Counselor will meet with residents 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 Phase 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.
+ Participate in the facilitation and attend all Adventure Therapy groups
+ 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, CODA, EA.
+ 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.
Education/Experience required: High School Diploma and CADC Credentialing or equivalent Bachelor's Degree and education. The position requires a minimum of one-year experience working within the field of adolescent treatment with co-occurring disorders.
Certifications or Licenses:
+ Must have a valid driver's license and eligibility for insurance with agency's vehicle.
+ Must have a valid First-Aid, CPR, Pro-Act training, fingerprint clearance and child abuse clearance as defined by DCF and State of CT.
Newport Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.