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Counselor, Student Life

Job Code:  90495
Facility: Northwest Academy
Location: NAPLES, ID US
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Allied Health,Education,Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Set in the breathtaking landscape of Northern Idaho, Northwest Academy (NWA) is a premier 82-bed therapeutic residential High School that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of older adolescents 16-18 years of age. Over a one year period faculty assist students as they transition to young adulthood. NWA creates opportunities for students to pursue maturity and success.

To assist with the facilities growth, Northwest Academy (NWA) currently has an opening for a Student LIfe Counselor. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervise students to ensure that basic needs are met, and that the environment is emotionally and physically safe.
  • Sets and enforces behavior management plans and student limits and provides crisis intervention as required to resolve conflicts and contain inappropriate and/or unsafe behavior, according to company policy.
  • Develop, schedule and supervise daily and special activities of students, such as chores, daily and weekend activities, physical education, special projects, field trips, program trips and excursions.
  • Assist students with academic work assigned outside of the classroom.
  • Participate in all daily activities with students. Instruct students in learning skills necessary for completion of activities and safety practices to ensure adherence to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Supports the intergrated team approach between Student LIfe, Clinical and Academics. 
  • Provide counseling/mentoring to students to assist with individual work, peer group processes, and staff relationships.
  • Participates in groups and workshops as scheduled.
  • Assists with the development, implementation and modification of student Master Treatment Plan (MTP), under the supervision of the Team Manager and Clinician. 
  • Responsible for timely documentation of student progress, incidents and other required paperwork according to program standards.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate communication with peer group, team, and other appropriate staff regarding delivery of service, progress, concerns and recommendations.
  •  Responsible for Company and personal Service Excellence Standards.
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field from four-year college or university preferred; and/or equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Minimum per Idaho licensing regulations is a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum two year’s experience working with youth-at-risk. One year in a residential program preferred.
  • Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age per Idaho licensing regulations.
  • Training and certification in the areas of First Aid, CPR and non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) preferred or the ability to become certified within first ninety days.
  • General knowledge of workplace and office safety, including ergonomics, video screen display.
  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee will periodically be required to participate in various physical activities with the students. These activities may include, but not be limited to: work assignments, chores, day hikes, and other sport and recreational activities.
  • The employee will also be regularly required to walk on uneven grounds including but not limited to: rough, rocky, steep, muddy or snowy pathways.
  • The employee frequently is required to use fingers and hands to handle or feel.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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