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Career Opportunities at our Boulder CO Treatment Center

NorthStar Transitions is always seeking dedicated, talented individuals to join our team. If you would thrive in a challenging, demanding and satisfying career, then please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to monica@nstprogram.com.

For questions on application status or for follow up information, please call:

Monica Knickerbocker at 303-638-0514


Assistant Clinical Director

Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Men’s Residential Program (The Lodge) in Ward, CO
*Reliable 4WD Vehicle required

Description:
The Assistant Clinical Director at The Lodge will oversee all clinical treatment as well as supervise the clinical team. The Assistant Clinical Director is a key member of the leadership team and will represent the treatment team to fulfill NorthStar Transitions’ core purpose of making recovery from addiction possible. They will prioritize high-quality training and implementation of our specialized treatment model, the engagement and delivery of services, and compliance with national and state accreditation bodies. This position requires strong leadership and mentorship skills as well as a spirit for adventure.

Supervisory:

  • Plan, develop, and coordinate the delivery of client clinical services using DBT, MI, somatic, experiential and trauma-responsive modalities and interventions
  • Onboard and provide on-going training for clinical therapists and graduate-level interns.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations and professional development plans with clinical therapists
  • Conduct group and individual clinical supervision
  • Facilitate corrective action when needed
  • Respond to crisis as needed

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop, plan, and implement strategies to manage program growth and ensure program sustainability.
  • Attend marketing events as needed

Quality Assurance:

  • Conduct chart reviews as needed, assessing clinical documentation to ensure compliance with regulation and program standards
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards and regulations for the Office of Behavioral Health and The Joint Commission
  • Maintain data collection of program outcomes including but not limited to risk factors, client engagement and retention

Facilitation:

  • Facilitate individual, family, and group therapy sessions
  • Perform comprehensive intake and on-going clinical screening and assessment
  • Coordinate care with other service providers and provide referrals
  • Maintain client records and charts as required by NorthStar Transitions and the Office of Behavioral Health

Professional Development:

  • Engage in professional development of evidence-based mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Attend weekly clinical supervision
  • Attend staff meetings as needed
  • Attend regular trainings related to agency and job responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as LPC, LCSW, LMFT
  • Additional credentialing as a LAC preferred
  • One year of clinical supervisory experience
  • Additional one year of administrative supervisor or mentorship preferred

Core Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of psychotherapy, substance abuse, and process disorder treatment modalities not limited to: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and 12 step recovery
  • Ability to perform clinical assessments and develop strengths-based, client-centered treatment plans
  • Ability to coach trauma-responsive approaches with milieu staff and clients
  • Knowledge of and ability to diagnose using DSM V and ASAM
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, OBH regulations for Substance Use Disorder treatment facilities and managed care requirements of insurance partners.
  • Enthusiasm for the integration of wilderness and adventure to inform clinical facilitation
  • Knowledge of basic wilderness safety
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to balance clinical and agency interests
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to navigate conflict
  • Good technical skills, including the ability to navigate Microsoft Office as well as Electronic Health Record and Google email systems
  • Excellent organizational skills

Therapists

Hours:
On-call and full time positions available

Role Includes:

  • Facilitating group, individual, and family therapy
  • Completing documentation on day-of service
  • Completing monthly clinical training
  • Facilitating pre-screens as needed
  • Participating in bi-weekly individual supervision

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counseling and actively working toward licensure as LPC, LCSW, LMFT and/or credentialing as a CAC II.
  • Licensure and/or CAC III or LAC is preferred
  • One year of clinical experience

Core Competencies:
Thorough knowledge of psychotherapy, substance abuse, and process disorders treatment modalities not limited to:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and 12 Step.
  • Ability to facilitate experiential and somatic-based interventions
  • Knowledge of and ability to diagnose using DSM V and ASAM
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, OBH regulations for Substance Use Disorders treatment facilities and managed care requirements of insurance partners
  • Ability to perform clinical assessments and develop strengths-based, client centered treatment plans
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to navigate conflict
  • Good technical skills, including the ability to navigate Microsoft Office, Electronic Health Record and google email systems
  • Excellent organizational skills

Residential Counselors

We have two facilities; one for female-identifying clients only, and one for male-identifying clients only. We encourage candidates of all genders to apply. This is a great entry-level position for those who have an interest in working with clients with substance use disorders, especially candidates who are pursuing or are interested in pursuing their Certified Addictions Counselor in Colorado.

Hours: On-call and full-time positions are available

Role Involves:

  • Conducting rounds to monitor clients
  • Enforcing program rules and expectations
  • Administering UA and BA tests
  • Facilitating and participating in therapeutic groups and activities (with therapist permission)
  • Conducting searches of clients and client possessions/rooms
  • Problem-solving as issues arise


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