Counselor – Eating Disorder, Residential

at Center for Discovery
Location Plano, Texas
Date Posted August 3, 2019
Category Therapist/Counselor
Job Type As Needed / On Call

Description

As a Counselor, you will be responsible for assisting and supporting residents through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. You will work daily with our clients and be responsible for:

  • Contributing insightful, practical and meaningful information to support the client’s behavior, mood and healing process
  • Role-modeling appropriate and supportive behavior based on your training and experience
  • Supporting our clients in their journey to a healthier and more productive life

The Counseling team is available to our clients on a twenty-four hour basis. Counselors are often part of the client’s major support system, and as such, derive great satisfaction from making a powerful difference in their lives. Counselors manage crisis situations such as food refusal, emotional breakdowns and more. Center For Discovery is open to ideas for connecting with our clients in new and innovative ways. Counselors are empowered to be creative in their approach as personal strengths, skills and passions (e.g. yoga, art, hobbies…) may be integrated into our program. 

Responsibilities:

  • Greeting new clients and introduces them to their primary treatment team
  • Determining whether the new client has any special needs, communicating those needs to the treatment team and assisting in making sure the needs are met
  • Contributing to the well-being of all clients by serving as a positive role model, demonstrating appropriate dress, grooming, communication and positive behavior in a professional, warm and caring manner
  • Facilitating the treatment plan set forth by the Therapist by providing day-to-day support
  • Engaging clients in therapeutic groups to promote coping skills, relapse prevention, DBT, education and life skills
  • Participating in a weekly multi-disciplinary team meeting
  • Sharing vital information of the client’s progress with the treatment team
  • Understanding and maintaining the confidential nature of all client and program related activities
  • Eating together during meal times to model positive dietary behaviors
  • Maintaining an inviting environment by ensuring the house is tidy and clean at all times
  • Assisting Therapists in the discharge process by helping the client transition home
  • Attending all training, education and staff enrichment activities; being familiar with the Philosophy, Mission and Objectives of Center For Discovery

This is an on-call position at one of our residential programs.  For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university
  • Must possess a current Driver’s License and be in good standing
  • Experience in eating disorders, mental health or counseling services is preferred
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