Center for Discovery

  • Educational Liaison

    Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/11/2018 6:01 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2682
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Teachers
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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.  

     

    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 office space
    • Team-building exercises and activities
    • Family-style meals

    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 full-time position requiring 40 hours per week.The Educational Liaison is responsible for assisting and supporting residents, family and the educational system during the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. Educational Liaison is responsible for contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process.

    Qualifications

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

    Responsibilities

    • Coordinates with parents and school upon admission, regarding educational needs of the client and sets appropriate school work schedule.
    • Determines whether the client has any special needs regarding educational requirements, communicates those needs to the treatment team and assists the resident in fulfilling those needs.
    • Communicates with client’s school regarding assignments and tasks. Facilitates the timely completion of assignments and tasks.
    • Communicates with school counselor and parents regarding status of client’s educational progress.
    • Assists parents with communication to school and school counselor.
    • If client is not enrolled in school, assists parents to enroll client in an alternative school to help complete educational minimums.
    • Contributes to the well-being of all residents by serving as a positive role model, demonstrating professional and caring manner toward co-workers, residents, and guests. Treat all residents, guests and co-workers respectfully and courteously.
    • Maintains a clean environment and ensures that the house is tidy and clean.
    • 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.
    • Makes timely request for leave and makes sure there is coverage for any scheduled shift that is missed.
    • Since email is the primary form of communication within Center for Discovery, it is required to check company provided email on a regular basis.
    • Performs any other assigned and/or requested duties.

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