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Cumberland Heights

Counselor (ARCH Academy)

Cumberland Heights


Job Summary

The Residential Counselor provides services that encompass the Eight Domains of Addiction Counseling: clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling (individual, family, and group), education, (patient, family, and community), documentation, and professional and ethical responsibilities). This position practices within the Cumberland Heights Model of Care, according to each counselor’s education and training, experience, credentials, and license. Counselors serve as the primary liaison between the patient and/or family and the rest of the residential treatment team, working closely to create a patient centered individualized plan of care that supports long term recovery. The Counselor position may function in a primary, float, or family counselor role and reports to the Program Director of the assigned residential program.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages a group of residents and coordinates their treatment and services within and across the residential continuum of care, including transitions to the next level of care, based on collaboration with the patient, family, and concerned others, in conjunction with the clinical treatment team, as well as clinicians at the next level of care.
  1. Clinically evaluates the goals, preferences, needs, barriers, and strengths of the resident and support system, using a variety of standardized and empirical tools for the purposes of treatment planning.
  1. Diagnoses substance use disorders and/or other co-occurring mental health disorders within limits of scope of practice as defined by education, training, and license, coordinating closely with physicians and psychiatric nurse practitioners as needed.
  2. Collaboratively creates a patient centered plan of care to support behavioral change toward resident’s goals in establishing ongoing recovery management, including review and revision of the plan of care as needed, as well as creating continuing care plans for the next step on the continuum of care.
  3. Provides a variety of interactive psycho-educational groups focused on substance use disorders, common mental health issues, and skills to address these for patients and families, including provision of professional and peer support resources internally and in the community.
  4. Facilitates individual, group and family counseling and/or therapy sessions, within scope of practice as defined by education, training, and license, utilizing evidence-based practices as defined within the Cumberland Heights/ARCH Academy Model of Care.
  5. Documents clinical activities in resident record according to established policies and procedures.
  6. Participates in daily and weekly team meetings and treatment plan review, as well as individual and group clinical supervision, according to organizational policy and license requirements
  7. Collaborates with internal utilization review specialists and case manager, as well as specific third-party payor case managers, to provide the necessary information for concurrent review and benefit authorization for the patient’s care, including providing education and clarification for patient and family as needed.
  8. Collaborates with residents, families, case managers, and financial advisors, to thoughtfully utilize financial resources for care.
  9. Communicates regularly with a wide variety of people in relationship with the resident, including family members, employee assistance professionals, physicians, referrals, judges, probation officers, etc., regarding treatment progress and continuing care needs, as releases of information and applicable law allow.
  10. In conjunction with clinical support team, assists in monitoring and managing resident community as a therapeutic milieu, including working with patients with behavioral struggles in a manner that supports the individual resident and the community.
  11. Intervenes in crises to deescalate situation and resolve crises, using events as entries into therapeutic process for resident.
  12. Performs CPR and First Aid as needed
  13. As assigned, provides clinical supervision for clinicians seeking initial license, interns, and clinical support staff within scope of practice defined by education, training, and license
  14. Serves on a variety of administrative and quality management teams as clinical representative as assigned
  15. Represents Cumberland Heights at outside professional meetings as needed, including presentations and marketing/development activities as assigned
  16. As part of a team, provides a therapeutic environment conducive to healing for residents and families throughout the continuum of care.
  17. Recommends ways to improve the quality and delivery of services.
  18. Ensures proper handling and distribution of company funds as needed.
  19. Maintains confidentiality of company and patient information.
  20. Reacts productively to change.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.



Master’s Degree in related field (e.g., counseling, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work) or LADAC I required with LADAC II preferred; LCSW, LPC-MHSP, or equivalency also preferred. One year experience involving addictions related treatment preferred with experience involving age/population specific addiction treatment also preferred; and/or equivalent experience in job related activities; addiction specific Master’s Coursework and/or internships and practicums are a plus.   

Additional Information


Medical, dental, vision, life, STD and LTD insurance. PTO, 401-k

How to Apply

Apply on the Cumberland Heights website at:




  • Date Posted: July 5, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)