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
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
- Participates in groups and workshops as
- 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
- Responsible for timely and accurate
communication with peer group, team, and other appropriate staff
regarding delivery of service, progress, concerns and
- 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
- 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
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and
ability to adjust focus.