Counseling Careers at Elk River

Our Quality Staff is Our Greatest Asset

We are always looking for compassionate, caring people, ready to make a difference in a teenager's life

Careers Available with Elk River Treatment Program

Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) provides evidenced-based, therapeutic treatment and education in a safe, residential setting. Our typical client is between the ages of 12 and 18 and have been challenged with behavior, learning or mental health difficulties at home and/or school. These problems are sometimes intensified by alcohol and/or substance abuse and fall under a dual diagnosis. ERTP’s caring, professional staff assists young people in identifying and correcting self-defeating behaviors and destructive decision-making. It's an extremely rewarding career that presents life-changing transformations in a relatively short period of time.

If you are considering a career in adolescent counseling, education or nursing, please complete our Employment Application and/or send us your resume. Qualified individuals must pass federal, state and local screenings before entering employment. Regardless if your specialty is listed below or not, we continually evaluate our needs for quality employees and will contact you should an opportunity become available.

Unless otherwise instructed, please email resumes to [email protected] or you may fax your resume to 256-518-9941. We offer a competitive salary, full medical and dental benefits. 401K options available after one year of employment. We are currently seeking:

Licensed Therapist

Our programs provide boys and girls ages 12-18 with a safe therapeutic environment to identify and address issues that have disrupted their lives.

Our clinical team provides various levels of adolescent care including, but not limited to: residential treatment, PHP, intensive outpatient program, outpatient and private school. The therapist is responsible for providing clinical leadership as part of our interdisciplinary treatment team.

Job responsibilities include staff training, program development, assessment, treatment planning, therapy services (group, individual, and family), documentation, case management, insurance reviews, and aftercare planning.

Youth Behavioral Health Specialist

Transform lives and become a role model to boys and girls ages 12 - 18 while receiving some of the best training in the industry. As a youth behavioral health specialist, you will support our young clients by overseeing the implementation of individualized treatment plans, ensuring that clients are safe at all times and supervise daily activities to ensure proper coordination of clients' routines and initiatives.

Requirements: Bachelors level degree in Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, or related field. Training/ benefits / proven history of excellent staff retention.

Youth Behavioral Health Specialist/Security/Night Shift

We are seeking highly motivated, energetic and qualified staff for the night shift of our residential therapeutic program. Elk River Treatment Program serves young people ages 12 - 18 who struggle with behavioral and mental health challenges that sometimes co-occur with substance abuse. Shifts are from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Requirements: High School Diploma. Training provided. Proven history of excellent staff retention.

Requirements: Bachelor's level degree in Social Sciences preferred. High school diplomas considered based on experience.

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