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Youth Mentor/Care Coordinator Behavioral Health

Newport Academy Sunol, CA
  • Posted: March 23, 2019
  • Full-Time

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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Empowering Teens. Restoring Families.

Under the supervision of the Residential Coordinators, the Care Coordinators provide, supervision, protection and care of our adolescent clients (individually and in groups) at all times; assistance to each client in working with a group and in handling individual problems; administration of discipline and setting of limits for behavior; and notation of the client's progress, identification of the possible need for professional services, and communication of such findings to professional staff.

*This position does offer future growth opportunities. Several shifts available 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Facilitate residents' daily activities in residential setting including assistance with daily activities, chores supervision, assistance with meal service, laundry, etc.
+ Transport residents to and from necessary appointments and outside 12-Step meetings
+ Observe and monitor residents' behavior and intervenes based on schedule, individual treatment plans and house needs.
+ Facilitates assigned groups and/or meetings and/or activities per Newport Academy program
+ Documents observations and interventions in resident records (minimum of one entry per shift)
+ Coordinates milieu treatment with Counseling staff (via client record, staff communication, counseling/residential interface meeting).
+ Documentation in Newport Academy shift log including check in and check out as well as a summary of the events during the Care Managers shift.
+ Provides transportation to and supervision while at Young Person 12-Step Meeting in community.
+ Transports clients to outside professional appointments, court hearings, etc.
+ Ensures transportation safety by conducting van inspections following use of Newport Academy van and following documented safety rules.
+ Ensures that resident telephones are available during designated hours
+ Supervision of self-administration of resident medications per physician orders and maintain training in medication disbursement per State Licensing.
+ Ensures physical plant safety and security by conducting regular shift checks, fire drills, and disaster drills per Policy and Procedures of Newport Academy and the State.
+ Orientation of all new residents to policies of Newport Academy.

Education/Experience required:
+ H.S. Degree is required.
+ Bachelors Level degree preferred, Psychology and Human Services Majors Preferred.
+ Must have a valid driver's license and eligibility for insurance with agency's vehicle.
+ Must be willing to train in First-Aid, CPR, Pro-Act training. Willing to undergo fingerprint clearance and child abuse clearance as defined by CCL.
+ Proficient in Microsoft office, basic computer skills.
Newport Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Street: 227 Kilkare Road

Newport Academy


Sunol, CA
94586 USA

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