Counselor/Education Liaison – Full Time

Overview 

The Educational Liaison is responsible for assisting and supporting residents, family and the educational system during the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. Educational Liaison is responsible for contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process. 

Responsibilities 

Coordinates with parents and school upon admission, regarding educational needs of the client and sets appropriate school work schedule. 
Determines whether the client has any special needs regarding educational requirements, communicates those needs to the treatment team and assists the resident in fulfilling those needs. 
Communicates with client’s school regarding assignments and tasks. Facilitates the timely completion of assignments and tasks. 
Communicates with school counselor and parents regarding status of client’s educational progress. 
Assists parents with communication to school and school counselor. 
If client is not enrolled in school, assists parents to enroll client in an alternative school to help complete educational minimums. 
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. 
Maintains a clean environment and ensures that the house is tidy and clean. 
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. 
Since email is the primary form of communication within Center for Discovery, it is required to check company provided email on a regular basis. 
Performs any other assigned and/or requested duties. 
Monitors all resident progress through the treatment experience, communicates with the treatment team as indicated. May attend and participate in treatment planning meetings and treatment review and resident goals setting group. 
May assist in 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 may assist in providing group ideas. 
Qualifications 
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and two years’ experience working within the mental health, counseling, or eating disorders field OR 
Master’s degree from an accredited university and one years’ experience working within the mental health, counseling, or eating disorders field. 
Must attend all training, education, and staff enrichment activities 
Must possess a current Driver’s License in good standing

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