Center for Discovery

  • Yoga Instructor

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2018 12:29 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2450
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Yoga Therapists
    Job Type
    Contract
  • Overview

    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.

     

    The Facility

    Your workplace is in a beautiful home in a nice residential neighborhood, with bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms and more (for a virtual tour please visit our website at CenterForDiscovery.com).  Treatment in this home setting allows our clients to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings and provides greater transferability and internalization of the treatment experience for when returning home.  Generally, we accommodate no more than six clients at a time to optimize individualized treatment plans and provide a high staff-to-client ratio.

     

    The Position

    This is a part-time position requiring several yoga sessions per week. As the Yoga Instructor, you will be responsible to create a curriculum and lead groups through various levels and types of yoga practice. You will work with our clients and be responsible for leading 1 hour yoga sessions focusing on:

    • Mindfulness
    • Meditation
    • Gentle Movement
    • Stretching

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university or nationally-recognized certification in Yoga
    • Must attend all training, education, and staff enrichment activities
    • Must possess a current Driver’s License in good standing   

    Responsibilities

    • Administrative work for the class and getting equipment together. 
    • Show the correct way to get into poses, the most beneficial breathing patterns.
    • Offer adjustments and training recommendations.
    • Determines whether the new resident has any special needs, communicates those needs to the treatment team and assists the resident in fulfilling those needs.
    • Maintains a clean environment and ensures that the house is tidy and clean at all times.
    • Familiarizes self with the Philosophy, Mission, goals, and objectives of the Center for Discovery Adolescent Treatment Programs.  Complies with all Discovery policies and procedures. Attends all designated meetings.
    • Since email is the primary form of communication within Center for Discovery, it is required to check company provided email on a regular basis.

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