Center for Discovery - Menlo Park, CA3.3

About Center For Discovery

Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families. We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions. We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings. It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth. We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve.

Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing. Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight. You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.

Additional benefits include:
Modern, home-like office space
Team-building exercises and activities
Family-style meals

The Facility

Your workplace is in a beautiful home in a nice residential neighborhood, with bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms and more (for a virtual tour please visit our website at Treatment in this home setting allows our clients to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings and provides greater transferability and internalization of the treatment experience for when returning home. Generally, we accommodate no more than six clients at a time to optimize individualized treatment plans and provide a high staff-to-client ratio.

The Position

This is an on-call position and hours are dependent upon census and scheduling needs of the program. As a Counselor, you will be responsible for assisting and supporting residents through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. You will work daily with our clients and be responsible for:

Contributing insightful, practical and meaningful information to support the client’s behavior, mood and healing process
Role-modeling appropriate and supportive behavior based on your training and experience
Supporting our clients in their journey to a healthier and more productive life
The Counseling team is available to our clients on a twenty-four hour basis. Counselors are often part of the client’s major support system, and as such, derive great satisfaction from making a powerful difference in their lives. Counselors manage crisis situations such as food refusal, emotional breakdowns and more. Center For Discovery is open to ideas for connecting with our clients in new and innovative ways. Counselors are empowered to be creative in their approach as personal strengths, skills and passions (e.g. yoga, art, hobbies…) may be integrated into our program.

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university
Must possess a current Driver’s License and be in good standing
Experience in eating disorders, mental health or counseling services is preferred
Greeting new clients and introduces them to their primary treatment team
Determining whether the new client has any special needs, communicating those needs to the treatment team and assisting in making sure the needs are met
Contributing to the well-being of all clients by serving as a positive role model, demonstrating appropriate dress, grooming, communication and positive behavior in a professional, warm and caring manner
Facilitating the treatment plan set forth by the Therapist by providing day-to-day support
Engaging clients in therapeutic groups to promote coping skills, relapse prevention, DBT, education and life skills
Participating in a weekly multi-disciplinary team meeting
Sharing vital information of the client’s progress with the treatment team
Understanding and maintaining the confidential nature of all client and program related activities
Eating together during meal times to model positive dietary behaviors
Maintaining an inviting environment by ensuring the house is tidy and clean at all times
Assisting Therapists in the discharge process by helping the client transition home
Attending all training, education and staff enrichment activities; being familiar with the Philosophy, Mission and Objectives of Center For Discovery