Center for Discovery

Facility Coordinator

Job Locations US-NJ-Paramus
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/6/2018 3:58 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Facility Coordinators
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


About Center For Discovery

Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families.  We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions.  We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings.  It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth.  We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve. 


Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing.  Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight.  You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.

Additional benefits include:

  • Full medical, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental benefits including FSA and 401K
  • Paid sick time, vacation days and paid holidays
  • Modern, home-like work space
  • Team-building exercises and activities
  • Family-style meals provided

The Position

This is a full-time position requiring 30 hours per week.  The Facility Coordinator works collaboratively with the Program Director to manage a residential program, by training counseling staff, interviewing potential new hires, and upholding Discovery Culture within their program.  He/she enforces program regulations and guidelines, including HIPAA policies and Joint Commission accreditation.   He/she supports in the supervision of staff and oversees scheduling and on-call rotations, along with Program Director. The Facility Coordinator oversees the intake process of new clients on the day of admission, and audits client charts regularly to ensure all documentation is being completed throughout the course of treatment, all in a timely manner.  He/she oversees and monitors the purchasing of household supplies in accordance with budgets for routine facility care.   The Facility Coordinator must have strong organizational skills and leadership experience; previous experience in the mental health field is highly preferred.  A vital component of his/her duties is to liaison with the various departments at the Home Office (i.e. Human Resources, Quality Improvement, Accounting and Operations departments) to deliver effective services to the program.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university or
  • Two years’ experience working within the mental health, counseling, or eating disorders field in a milieu setting preferred
  • Must attend all training, education, and staff enrichment activities
  • Must possess a current Driver’s License in good standing


  • Assure that the facility is fully stocked, that needed supplies are ordered in advance, and manage related expenses to assure that unnecessary spending is not occurring. Provide feedback to the corporate office regarding any facility issues on a weekly basis.      
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the facility and facility vehicle. Will schedule facility or vehicle maintenance upon obtaining approval from the Program Director and/or corporate office.
  • Perform/assign safety drills, completing weekly checklists to assure medication administration guidelines are met and assure facility is in compliance with licensing standards.
  • Collect credit card receipts from all staff that hold Discovery credit cards once per month and submit to corporate in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the client intake process, complete related paperwork, review and obtain signatures on all consents at the time of admission, send all necessary information to the corporate office, assign additional duties to counseling staff as necessary. Oversee the client discharge process and assign duties to counseling staff as necessary.
  • Participate in treatment team meetings on a weekly basis, keep notes and create the treatment team overview notes for staff review.
  • Run groups when necessary. Provide oversight of groups being led by counseling staff and lend assistance if needed.
  • Manage client charts, ensuring new charts are opened when necessary, charts are audited and closed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for the hiring process of new counseling staff with assistance of the Program Director; responsible for the completion of related paperwork and documentation; assist in the training of these new staff. Participate in and conduct counseling staff performance reviews.
  • Manage counselor schedule to ensure that all shifts are covered and staff are not entering into overtime hours. Oversee timekeeping system to ensure that all timecards are submitted to payroll in a timely manner and report any error or corrections to payroll as soon as possible.
  • Possess a complete and working knowledge of Counselor job to be able to help, support, and, encourage counseling staff. Will be responsible for covering counselor shifts when needed.
  • Ensures staff adherence to Infection Control Protocols.
  • Must be available to take on-call shifts. This duty is shared with Program Director and Primary Therapist.
  • Participate in and/or lead bi-monthly staff trainings with direction from the Program Director.
  • To help model good behaviors to residents will attend meals in the milieu when possible.
  • Serves as a positive role model to staff, residents, employees and guests through a positive, caring, and professional attitude.
  • Familiarizes self with the Philosophy, Mission, goals, and objectives of the Center for Discovery Adolescent Treatment Program/s. Complies with all Discovery policies and procedures. Attends all designated meetings.
  • Maintains the confidential nature of resident and program related activities
  • May be required to travel to other facilities to attend trainings from time to time.
  • Must demonstrate tact, initiative, resourcefulness, professional manner, enthusiasm, and non-judgmental attitude.
  • Available to perform requested task and accept responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.       


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