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Milieu Therapist

Company: Newport Healthcare
Location: Oakley
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Newport Healthcare is a nationwide behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to transforming young lives through evidence-based care. To that end, we have assembled the best teen and young adult mental health treatment staff in the country, and we want you to join us. While our experts guide our clients to sustainable healing, our job is to support our valued staff members, and we do that through offering industry-competitive salaries, career growth and skills expansion, student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement, and a company commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other advantages. Be part of a team that's dedicated to providing compassionate care based in authentic connection, mutual respect, and unconditional love—and experience the rewards of making a difference in the lives of young people and their families each and every day.

Empowering Lives. Restoring Families

 


3p-11p shift

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Milieu Therapist is responsible for conducting initial risk assessments, de-escalating crises in the milieu, conducting process groups, and as needed, sessions with Newport Academy residents in need of immediate or emergent services. 

 

Essential Milieu Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial risk assessments for new admits
  • Address peer issues within the community as needed.
  • Communicate with resident’s treatment team to ensure continuity of care.
  • De-escalate struggling clients in the community, understand crisis management techniques, and outside sources such as on-call, to support when needed
  • Meet individually with clients who may be at risk or struggling as needed
  • Facilitate groups with residents in the evening.
  • Work with the Program Director and/or Clinical Director on program development, scheduling and coordinating evening services for the clinical program.
  • Be responsible for the timely completion of clinical documentation (assessments, progress and group notes).
  • Attend weekly clinical supervision
  • Attend trainings as needed.

The Milieu Therapist will have fulfilled the educational requirements for completion of a license-eligible master’s degree in Counseling (MS), Social Work (MSW), or Family Therapy (MFT).

  • Ability to utilize verbal de-escalation techniques to stabilize clients in crisis, and to use clinical skills to assess risk level.
  • Ability to perform risk assessments on new admits to the program and alert staff to any emergent issues.
  • Able to maintain clear boundaries with residents and staff. Holds direct care staff to the rules and guidelines of Newport Academy. Sets limits and assists to manage clients when staff is in need of support or supervision.

Newport Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Newport Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Newport Healthcare is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.  Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please email accommodations@newportacademy.com for assistance.

 

For more information on Equal Opportunity, please click here Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Keywords: Newport Healthcare, Salt Lake City , Milieu Therapist, Other , Oakley, Utah

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