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Residential Counselor - Per Diem - (7791)

Facility Name
The Canyon at Peace Park
MALIBU, CA 90265 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Behavioral Health - Support Staff
Job Description

Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. At each facility, we focus on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs. We are committed to providing and promoting evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders through clinical services, education, and research. Our purpose is to create lifetime relationships for long-term recovery. Everything we do is designed to support recovery in a comprehensive way, addressing the needs of the whole person—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We provide the foundation; you build the life.

The Canyon at Peace Park is a private, secluded retreat in the beautiful hills of Malibu, California. Our treatment philosophy is simple: specialized, cutting-edge care, recovery plans tailored to the individual, a supreme healing environment, and a program that addresses both substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions. In a compassionate, fine-tuned approach, we treat the whole person.

FRN is currently seeking a Residential Counselor, to provide counseling and help our patients feel safe, respected, and cared for during their recovery. This role is an essential part of a team of highly skilled individuals, driven by helping others positively change their lives and break free from addiction. The ideal candidate will have the ability to inspire our patients’ confidence in both our staff and the FRN Model of Treatment. Do you have a passion for working with patients with co-occurring disorders and chemical dependence? Do you find joy in being a part of someone’s road to recovery? Do you have the desire to serve as a Brand Ambassador to FRN? If so, then you might be exactly the person we’re looking for! This position is located at Foundations Recovery Network’s facility, The Canyon at Peace Park, in Malibu, CA.::

Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Performs and coordinates general counseling responsibilities, such as conducting psycho-educational groups or coordinating milieu related meetings (community meeting, meditation, etc.)
• Assists clients in completion of counseling assignments (therapy assignments, step work, etc.)
• Performs case management responsibilities (schedule outside appointments)
• Monitor Group participation and attendance (assist with engaging clients who need support)
• Provide one-on-one supervision of at-risk clients (AMA risk, suicidal ideation, etc.) according to protocol and per supervisor directive
• Assists with admission and discharge process, including completion of related documentation (orientation, contraband and medication forms, discharge paperwork, etc.)
• Ensures program schedule is maintained
• Assists clients with self-care and other living skills
• Maintains cleanliness and assists clients to develop appropriate cleaning skills by role modeling (room checks)
• Ensures orientation of new clients immediately upon admission
• Provides empathic, supportive approach to all client interactions by acting as a sounding board for the individual; confrontation is to be avoided
• Employs de-escalation techniques
• Monitor client self-administration of medication and documents according to policy
• Receives and records Physician’s Medication Orders over the telephone; documents properly in chart and creates appropriate routine medication administration sheets
• Communicates directly with Primary Therapists, Internists, and Psychiatrists regarding client non-compliance with prescribed medications, including effects of medication on client behavior and general health concerns
• Conducts safety drills as described in agency protocol
• Participates in training and meets agency and licensure expectations related to training
• Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with clients, families, visitors, referral sources, and all other contacts
• Utilizes an open, non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, professional, and therapeutic approach to treatment with all clients
• Serves as role model for other staff through maintaining a professional approach and providing a positive work environment and team spirit

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Understanding of principles of psychiatric and addictions treatment
• Understanding of psychiatric medications and importance of client medication compliance
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into practice setting
• Good organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload and work independently
• Must comply with drug-free workplace guidelines
• Current First Aid certification (or willing to accept training prior to work)
• CPR certification (or willing to accept training prior to work)
• Completion of health Screening Report by own physician, including TB Test
• Must have a valid California Driver’s License and be insurable by The Companies’ Insurance Company to drive Canyon vehicles and transport clients – a DMV Driving Record must be submitted and approved by The Companies’ Insurance Company (this is a required condition of employment)

Education / Experience
• CAADAC certification or working toward certification
• Minimum of a High School diploma or GED; Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other Health Related Field preferred
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule
• 6 months experience working with dually diagnosed individuals preferred

The candidate must undergo training in the competency areas listed below:
o Crisis Intervention / Safety Protocol
o First Aid/CPR
o Medication Awareness / Protocol
o Universal Precautions
o Suicide Assessment / Precaution Tracking
o Therapeutic Communication / Motivational Enhancement
o HIPAA / 42 CFR
o Client Rights
o Co-Occurring Disorders / Treatment
o The Canyon Philosophy

If you meet the above requirements and are looking for a rewarding career, please take a moment to share your background and experience with us by applying online. FRN offers competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, and benefits programs including medical, dental, life insurance, and 401K.

FRN is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FRN via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of FRN. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by FRN as a result of the referral or through other means.


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