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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


Clinical Director – Men’s Residential Program

Located 45 minutes outside of Boulder in a mountain neighborhood, the Clinical Director of our Men’s Residential Program will oversee all clinical treatment as well as supervise the clinical team at The Lodge at NorthStar.

The 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. This incumbent must be comfortable working in a fluid workspace and an active milieu environment.

The Clinical Director will prioritize high-quality training and implementation of our specialized treatment model (trauma responsive, DBT, MI, and experiential), the engagement and delivery of services, and maintaining compliance with national and state accreditation bodies. This position requires strong leadership and mentorship skills as well as a spirit for adventure.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • We require 2 years in a supervisory capacity – does not have to be in behavioral health
  • The planning, development, coordination, and delivery of client clinical services using DBT, MI, somatic and trauma-responsive modalities and interventions
  • Onboard and provide on-going training for clinical therapists and graduate-level interns.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and professional development plans with clinical therapist annually
  • Conduct group and individual clinical supervision
  • Facilitate corrective action when needed
  • Respond to crises 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
  • 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 the professional development of evidence-based mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Attend weekly clinical supervision
  • Attend staff meetings as needed
  • Attend regular training related to agency and job responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as LPC, LCSW, LMFT within 60 days of hire
  • Additional credentialing as a LAC preferred
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Additional one year of an administrative supervisor or mentorship preferred

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 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, Electronic Health Record and Google email systems
  • Excellent organizational skills

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

Location:
Ward, CO

Reliable 4WD Vehicle required

Salary range: $70,000 – $82,000


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

Lead Counselor – Men’s Residential Program

Reporting to the Director of Operations, our Lead Counselors are highly collaborative, forward-thinking, and demonstrate competencies that include milieu management and safety, procedure documentation and compliance, oversight of medication administration, and exceptional time management.

Hours: Full time

Location: Men’s Residential Program in Ward, CO

Specific Duties Include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Support facilitation of weekly group curriculum as needed
  • Plan and schedule out activities for evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrate leadership and support of residential counseling staff
  • Demonstrate mastery of Residential Counselor job duties
  • Advocate for the needs of residential counselors
  • Complete milieu and progress notes for each individual client
  • Review notes and coordinate with UR
  • Work in conjunction with Operations Director to support scheduling coverage
  • Complete admission intake and discharge procedures
  • Support in the implementation and practice of evidence-based modalities
  • Enforce and exemplify program rules and expectations-especially milieu
  • Administer UA (if same gender) and BA tests as needed-intervene as needed
  • Drive clients to/from activities and appointments
  • Conduct searches of clients and client possessions/rooms
  • Problem solve as issues arise and show general team leadership
  • Assist client with needs and problem solving
  • Resolve conflicts between clients as they arise
  • Monitor client self-administration of medications
  • Document all necessary client encounters in electronic health record
  • Work with Operations Director regarding ongoing program development and support
    the implementation of changes
  • Comply with state and federal laws including HIPAA
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by Operations Director

Supervisory Role over Residential Counselors:

  • Ensure Counselors are competent in clinical interactions and interventions with clients
  • Identify strengths and areas of growth for RC staff
  • Co-facilitate 90-day, 6 month and annual reviews with Operations Director
  • Complete disciplinary actions specific to NST’s client care expectations (interventions, behavior challenges, redirection) with support of Lead Therapist and Assistant Clinical Director
  • Utilize Lead Therapist for support, feedback and direction


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