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Provides adolescent counseling and treatment in a residential program with challenge wilderness components and maintains the safety of all students in the adolescent substance abuse program. This position is located in the Raven's Way Program, Community Health Services.
This position requires an increased understanding of working with adolescents in a substance abuse treatment program including basic interventions that are effective in treating this disease. This position also requires increased crisis intervention skills, and effective communication skills for leading educational groups with the clients. This position needs a working knowledge of how to respond to client who is in crisis, in regards to their mental and medical status.
Prolonged, sustained and extreme physical and mental effort: multiple consecutive days of expedition hiking, camping, kayaking. Activities include living in tents, rainy and cold weather and extended darkness, while maintaining positive therapeutic interaction with up to 12 clients who have history of substance abuse, behavior problems and co-occurring disorders. While on expedition, staff will have contact with clients 24 hours per day. Expeditions have no facilities or equipment other than what is carried, by the clients/staff or cached along the route.
This position requires frequent work in remote 24 hour wilderness settings as well as work in the Residential treatment facility. Because this is a substance abuse treatment program it is necessary for staff to model substance free behavior while on duty and at all times on remote locations; use or possession of alcohol, tobacco or any illegal drug is prohibited. The Staff Code of Ethics indicates staff agrees not to use illegal substances, and agree to use legal substances responsibly. This position is a covered position in accordance with the Indian Child Protection Act (ICPA)
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