Cook

Summary:

The Line Cook/Prep Cook position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing multiple meals per day with the inclusion of special dietary needs for our residents. The Line Cook/Prep Cook is also responsible for ensuring that inventory is up to date, all work spaces are clean and tidy and no cross contamination between food products.

Responsibilities:

  • Cook meats, poultry, fish and shellfish by using recipes
  • Preparing starches, vegetables, salads, breads and desserts using a recipe
  • Creating sauces, gravies and soups
  • Preparing, setting up, and serving hot foods on cafeteria line at correct temperature on time
  • Food item inventory
  • Using kitchen equipment in a safe manner
  • Maintaining proper hygiene during working hours with frequent hand washing

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year prior experience in a restaurant or institutional setting preparing and presenting meals
  • Must be able to perform all phases of the Food Service Department, including operation of all equipment
  • Must be able to follow written guides such as recipes, menus, schedules, and special instructions
  • The ability to operate and clean all food service equipment
  • Knowledge of food characteristics, i.e.: color, taste, consistency, volume and cooking times
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

 

 

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IOP Counselor

Summary:

 The Substance Abuse Counselor position will be responsible for milieu management under the direction of the Executive Director. Responsibilities for the Substance Abuse Counselor include providing supervision of Interns as assigned, facilitating program services and participating in individual and group therapy sessions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating groups as assigned and documenting client participation.
  • Providing crisis and/or supportive counseling, as needed.
  • Greeting new clients and orienting them to campus as requested by Management.
  • Assist with ASA (against staff advice) prevention and intervention, identifying early warning signs and accessing all resources.
  • Completing all chart notes within 72 hours of service delivery, utilizing DAP format, as appropriate.
  • Charting all process groups, didactic groups, individual counseling sessions, significant client interactions, and collateral contacts, as required.
  • Completing incident reports as required and notifying appropriate administration when necessary.
  • Notifying Leadership team of exceptional client situations.
  • Working with the Executive Director to assure adequate staffing is maintained during the week to effectively handle work demand.
  • Effectively and promptly reporting potential disciplinary issues to the Leadership team.
  • Creating an atmosphere of trust.
  • Utilizing group structure to focus on addiction issues and promote change.

Qualifications:

  • Must be fully licensed as an LCDC, LPC, or other Qualified Credentialed Counselor.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Experience in the field of chemical dependency required
  • Daring Way certification preferred
  • Prior family counseling experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge is required in the following areas: relapsing nature of substance disorders, family dynamics, DSM criteria for psychiatric disorders commonly occurring with substance use disorders; basic pharmacology and neurophysiology of addiction and dual disorders and twelve step programs

 

 

 

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Lab Analyst

Summary:

 The Lab Analysts position performs with or without supervision the sample preparation, quantitation, and resulting of urine toxicology testing on clinical lab specimens. The Lab Analyst will be responsible for ensuring cleanliness of lab and equipment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient results.
  • Maintain records which demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies and documenting all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and instrument maintenance.
  • Follow the laboratory’s policies whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.
  • Be able to identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problem or notify the appropriate supervisor.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Only perform high complexity testing under the on-site direct supervision of Lab Manager, if required by personnel qualification requirements.

General Qualifications:

  • BS or AA with degree in laboratory science
  • 1 year of experience in each specialty of high complexity testing performed
  • Excellent oral, scheduling and communication skills
  • Prior experience with Windows operating systems

 

 

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Nurse LVN/RN – PRN

Summary:

 The Licensed Vocational Nursing position delivers quality client care through assessing, monitoring and communicating observations and findings with physicians and other members of our treatment team.

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers quality client care through assessing, monitoring and communicating observations and findings with physicians and other members of the treatment team.
  • Coordinates admissions with Admissions Department and obtains admission orders from physicians.
  • Monitors Client self-administration of medication.
  • Maintains and adheres to established infection control/employee health program.
  • Maintains compliance to all Nova Recovery policies and procedures, as well as, all state and accreditation standards.
  • Functions as a “house supervisor” in absence of other supervisory staff.
  • Provides detox assessments, history and physical reports.
  • Develops detox treatment.
  • Leads client education groups when scheduled.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas
  • Detox/substance abuse experience preferred
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Self-starter with the proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

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Recovery Advocate

Summary:

 The Recovery Advocate will assist with milieu management under the direction of the Recovery Advocate Manager.  We are seeking Recovery Advocates for our 2nd shift.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring client attendance at required program activities.
  • Monitor and provide direction/redirection to clients regarding the structure of the program.
  • Model and support the client’s recovery process.
  • Monitor client self-administration of medication.
  • Coordinate admissions with the admissions staff to ensure the safety of the client and the client environment.
  • Complete daily checklist and reports any facility issues to supervisor.
  • Recognizes crisis situations and provides appropriate interventions based on training and experience.
  • Accurately document all pertinent information in the BestNotes system, or on the shift report as directed.
  • Interact with clients, visitors and staff in a professional manner.
  • Preparing and distributing group attendance reports as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clients, staff, and any other information this position may be privy to.

General Qualifications:

  • Must have the ability to interact warmly and professionally with clients while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Must have the ability to walk across campus on a continuous basis throughout shift.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, stoop and lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Excellent oral communication skills are required.
  • Prior experience with Windows operating systems is required.

 

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Primary Counselor

Summary:

 The Substance Abuse Counselor position will be responsible for facilitating program services, participating in individual sessions and facilitating group therapy sessions.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating groups as assigned and documenting client participation.
  • Providing crisis and/or supportive counseling, as needed.
  • Greeting new clients and orienting them to campus as requested by Management.
  • Assist with ASA (against staff advice) prevention and intervention, identifying early warning signs and accessing all resources.
  • Completing all chart notes within 72 hours of service delivery, utilizing DAP format, as appropriate.
  • Charting all process groups, didactic groups, individual counseling sessions, significant client interactions, and collateral contacts, as required.
  • Completing incident reports as required and notifying appropriate administration when necessary.
  • Effectively and promptly reporting potential disciplinary issues to the Leadership team.

Qualifications:

  • Must be fully licensed as an LCDC, LPC, or other Qualified Credentialed Counselor.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Experience in the field of chemical dependency required
  • Daring Way certification preferred
  • Prior family counseling experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge is required in the following areas: relapsing nature of substance disorders, family dynamics, DSM criteria for psychiatric disorders commonly occurring with substance use disorders; basic pharmacology and neurophysiology of addiction and dual disorders and twelve step programs

 

 

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