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Orientation Counselor

Outreach Development Corporation


As one of the leading providers in behavioral health services, Outreach offers an exciting, high-energy, rewarding work environment. We are seeking a FT Orientation Counselor to work in our adolescent residential treatment program located at 16-14 Weirfield Street, Ridgewood, New York. The program services a male and female population between the ages of 13-18 years. The program's population is 81% male & 19% female.

The Orientation Counselor is responsible for coordinating and delivering services in accordance with the program design to engage and assist new residents acclimating to the program which insuring maximum retention of new residents. The Orientation Counselor serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. If you are passionate about empowering communities & enjoy working in high paced environments; then this might be a great match for you!

Outreach Fun Fact: Outreach was named one of The Best Companies to Work for in New York State in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017!


Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3 PM

•Provides weekly group session.

•Provides bi-weekly individual session.

•Orients and assists new residents with adapting to program rules and structure.

•Complete and accurate documentation of clinical care i.e., treatment plans, progress notes and individual notes.

•Supervise daily activities and exercises with orientation residents.

•Supervise clients in self-medication.

•Participate in supervision.

•Communicate all pertinent information incidents, emergencies, via SAC book/house manager.

•Crisis interventions and follow thru with documentation incident, accident and/or elopement reports.

•Supervision of client population in daily activities, as needed.

•Participate in special family events throughout the year at Outreach House I.

•Initial and ongoing screening of resident and resident property in accordance with unit procedure.

•Communicate all pertinent information, incidents and emergencies using the appropriate system including the SAC communication log, incident reports and 24 hour on-call supervisor.


•CASAC-T; CASAC, or higher preferred.
•1 year of experience working with clients with substance abuse disorders.
•1 year of experience working with adolescents with co-occurring and mental health problems.
•1 year of experience working in in an OASAS funded facility a plus
•Commitment to providing quality services and outcome driven performance measures.
•Excellent organizational management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance clinicians, set and achieve program objectives.
•Strong networking and public relations skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders, populations, and cultures.
•Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to program planning.
•Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

•Supportive work environment
•Growth opportunities
•Access to onsite professional development through Outreach Training Institute
•Participation in wellness initiative
•Eligibility for health, vision, and dental coverage, 403(B) plan, pension plan, health reimbursement account, and flexible spending accounts (subject to plan terms).
•Eligibility for company-paid benefits such as life insurance and short- and long-term disability, subject to applicable waiting periods.
•12 Vacation Days
•9 Sick Days
•12 Company-paid holidays

Keywords and Relatable Skills:
•Direct care
•Primary counselor
•Milieu Counselor
•Direct Care Support Professional
•Hall Monitor/Camp Counselor
•Case Manager
•Medical Service Coordinator
•Residential Floor Manager
•Operations Manager
•House Management
•Residential rehabilitation for teenagers/ adolescent
•Managing counselors
•Managing Community
•Community Management


Based on credential and experience


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Posted on 10/25/17; CVMHA ID #11513