Wedgwood Christian Services W

Residential Therapist FT (Substance Abuse Program)

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Residential Therapist

VanAndel-Summit, adolescents living within a co-ed substance abuse recovery residential treatment program with adolescents ranging in age from 12-18 years old

The Residential Clinician is responsible for providing leadership in ongoing development of the program, and for providing treatment and casework services to the clients of the VanAndel Summit program.

They provide leadership and supervision of treatment planning, to lead group, individual and family therapy sessions, and to work with other treatment personnel in establishing a therapeutic milieu within the program.

This Clinician provides treatment to clients living within a co-ed substance abuse recovery residential treatment program with adolescents ranging in age from 12-18 years old.

Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field, from an accredited institution.

Limited Clinical License (Social Worker, LLPC, LLMSW)Enrollment in MCBAP Development Plan upon hireMinimum of two years of clinical experience working with a residential population and experience in staff supervision preferred.

Prior experience working with an interdisciplinary team in a residential treatment setting preferred.

Subscription to the Statement of Faith of Wedgwood Christian Services and agreement with the goal, purpose and objectives of the agency.


Promote a holistic therapeutic approach, with specific attention and support to include family in programming, engaging family in treatment, and empowering families to determine direction for clients and themselves.

Provide oversight at weekly team meetings and work with the Home Supervisor in overseeing daily routines, program implementation, and establishing a therapeutic milieu.

Provide a global agency view to a team by being a bridge between the agency's administration and program staff through awareness and communication of agency planning, policies, and procedures.

Provide financial oversight to the program by monitoring hour banks, supervisor expense line items, and other program expenses. Assess and advocate for the program needs in these areas.
Collaborate with the Wellness, Education, and Employment Training program staff to assure the delivery of services.
Complete staff evaluations on a timely basis; use staff discipline procedures as necessary, consulting with Human Resources as needed.
Serve as a member of the Intake Committee; evaluate the appropriateness of cases for admission to residential programs.
Chair and/or participate in various agency committees and task forces on both a continuous and ad hoc basis.
Assist and support all staff within their department in the effective carrying out of their roles and responsibilities.

Develop treatment plans for each client, working with the Wellness Specialist, the Educational Coordinator, Employment Training Staff, Home Supervisor, the client's Goal Worker, and the family.

Make appropriate clinical decisions about activities, groups, and events in which the client should participate.
Provide individual, group, and family therapy for case load.

Provide a holistic therapeutic approach, with specific attention and support to including family in programming, engaging family in treatment, and empowering family to determine direction for their child and themselves.

When no 'traditional'A family is available as a resource, work to develop alternative support systems for the client.

Assist in the education, training, and evaluation of Developmental Care Specialist, leading them to effectively implement treatment programs; supervise the case specific work of the client's Goal Worker to review goals, progress, support systems and placement planning options.

Work closely with the Home Supervisor, providing clinical oversight, in the continued development, monitoring, and staffing of a therapeutic milieu in the program.

Collaborate with the Supervisor in identifying the therapeutic training needs of the treatment staff which are necessary to maintaining a therapeutic milieu and to meeting the specialized needs of clients in care.

Plan client's visits away from the residential unit, including with whom, when, transportation arrangements and length of visit.
Coordinate/oversee client phone calls, clothing orders, mail received and other areas related to the personal needs of clients.
Develop treatment objectives and a quarterly case plan collaboratively with the client, their parents, and referring worker.

In addition, facilitate a quarterly Case Review Meeting, with all parties in attendance, to discuss the client's treatment objectives and plan for the next quarter.

Track information, beginning at intake and admission, through treatment and into aftercare, which becomes part of the statistical data bank of Wedgwood.

Assure meeting of requirements of Managed Care Organizations related to case documentation, authorization and reauthorization, etc.
At client discharge, coordinate aftercare plans to insure treatment continuity for the clients psychiatric and therapeutic care.
Responsible for tracking and monitoring utilization and outcome data, including quarterly reporting for the all agency report card.
Attend residential team meetings.

Responsible for quality assurance compliance, including but not limited to participating in peer supervision, peer utilization reviews, compliance with service delivery criteria and reporting requirements for each individual served.

Responsible for timely Quality Assurance compliance as related to employee's roles and functions.
On a rotating basis will provide weekend on-call availability for all residential programs.

Other duties as assigned
40 hours per week, flexibility Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm


Relocation package - our location is close to the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan403(b) retirement plan with employer matchLow cost medical plans with great coverage optionsHolistic dental and vision plansPet insuranceLegal insuranceFlexible Spending AccountsA Locally Partnered Employee Assistance ProgramCompetitive time offDirect depositFederal Student Loan ForgivenessPaid HolidaysWe also offer a variety of employer paid benefits for full time staffShort term disabilityLong term disabilityLife insurance up to 2x your annual salaryWedgwood is proud to offer a full gymnasium with an attached 24hr wellness center that houses a wide variety of workout equipment.

Wedgwood is happy to provide this space to our staff at no cost.
Walking trail that leads around the beautiful campus.
Wedgwood also provides a low cost food service to their employees located at the main campus. Meals are cooked onsite and offered Monday-Thursday.

Wedgwood Christian ServicesSince 1960, Wedgwood Christian Services has been dedicated to aggressively taking on the toughest problems facing children and families through residential care, counseling services, and community programs.

Our goal is to support and help restore the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of children, adults, and families in our community.

Wedgwood is a local West Michigan agency, with offices bordering the coast of the beautiful Lake Michigan.

Our main office is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ranked in the top tier of the Best Places to Live in America according to Business Insider.

Wedgwood Christian Services extends God's love to youth, adults, and families through professional counseling and educational services
Core Values:
Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, and Diversity
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