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Director of Residential Counseling

Company: Wayside Recovery Center
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Wayside Recovery Centers mission is to break the cycle of addiction and trauma for women, children, and families.

For over 60 years Wayside Recovery Center has protected and empowers women and their families to live their best life. Today we are a leading provider of comprehensive care for women with substance use disorder, trauma, and mental health needs. We also provide children and family services to stabilize the whole family.

Wayside saved my life!! It is a wonderful program, with wonderful staff and resources! I will be forever grateful. Wayside Client

Join Our Team!

We want to empower you with:

  • Platinum benefits package available: Health, Dental, Vision
  • Company paid long term and short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Generous paid time-off
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match

    We are looking for an employee who is:
    • Passionate for our mission
    • Client focused
    • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
    • Calm under pressure
    • A problem solver

      By joining the Wayside team, you will become part of an ethical, compassionate, innovative team that works together to empower women, children, and families in our community. Wayside is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply.

      • Supervision of counseling and clinical staff, recruit, train, hire, evaluate and manage.
      • Work with the Director of Training to ensure effective staff orientation and onboarding for interns and direct reports. Train and/or supervise interns as directed.
      • Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for, and ensure compliance with, all Statute 245G guidelines, resolving any issues that may arise. Maintain regular 245G compliance reviews of staff documentation and program procedures
      • Collaborate and support with other teams working within residential treatment, including Recovery Advocates, Nursing, and Recovery Services. Collaborate with all Wayside teams with the goal of providing quality client care.
      • Provide coverage for these staff during illness, leaves or vacations.
      • Oversee programming, schedules, day to day client needs, admits and grievances.
      • Serve as the designated responsible staff person for day-to-day operation of program.
      • Ensure that counseling staff adhere to the Wayside Program Operating Procedures.
      • Facilitate staff meetings, assist with training and education of all staff.
      • Provide direct services to clients as necessary.
      • Facilitate counseling and didactic groups, conduct family and agency conferences.
      • Attend Managers meeting; collaborate and provide support to Management team.
      • Maintain accurate, timely and complete records.
      • Maintain on-going communication with referral sources.
      • Role model behavior, which is consistent with and supportive to people in recovery from substance use disorder. Such behavior will include upholding ethical standards of the program and reliable attendance.
      • Be on-call to provide coverage to staff as needed.
      • Facilitate educational groups as needed.
      • Assist in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
      • Assist in EHR evaluation, implementation, and modification.
      • Identify available resources and refer clients to appropriate community services and facilitate client access to community resources.
      • Serve as a liaison to and/or provide in-services to chemical dependency and other related community service agencies as directed.
      • Participate in in-services, workshops, coursework, and other continuing education relative to quality client care.
      • Audit internal documentation and adherence to ensure state and federal compliance.
      • Provide crisis intervention/evaluation as needed.
      • Participate in on-site clinical supervision a minimum of twice monthly, and group supervision as scheduled.

        • Must be free from problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
        • LADC with license in good standing. Preference will be given to candidate with experience with mental health and trauma-informed care.
        • Preference will be given to dually licensed candidates.
        • Three to five years clinical experience desirable.
        • Must be able to pass DHS background study and applicable requirements and regulations.
        • Demonstrated ability to time manage and work effectively with women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
        • Organizational and excellent computer skills essential.
        • Microsoft Office Suite experience required.
        • Need current Minnesota drivers license with good driving record.
        • No DWIs in last three years; No more than three moving violations/accidents in past three years.
        • Strong attention to detail; thinking capabilities and humor are welcome.
        • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to be responsive in an effective manner, while maintaining a warm and supportive atmosphere.
        • Ability to work in a team environment.
        • Understanding of HIPPA and Mandated Reporting laws.
        • Must be 18 years or older.
        • Sense of humor highly desired.
        • Must be able to climb stairs.




          Women's Treatment Center

          3705 Park Center Blvd.

          St. Louis Park, MN 55416


          Monday- Friday 1st shift, some evening and weekend may be required. On call required.

          BENEFITS: This position is eligible for Platinum Benefit Package including medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, vision, ID theft protection, retirement plan with 4% match after one year of employment, flexible spending accounts for dependent care/medical savings, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).

          See more information on us at

          Equal Opportunity Employer:

          Wayside Recovery Center is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

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