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Milieu Technician - Counseling Detox Rehab

Company: Ascension
Location: Brighton
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

  • Brighton Center for Recovery location in Brighton MI
  • Requires a valid driver's license
  • Full-time 40 hrs weekly
  • Primarily work rotating evening shift (2:30-11:00 pm) on rotating days and every other weekend
What You Will Do:

Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, assess individual and milieu interactions to define appropriate interventions, plan therapeutic interactions and recreational activities.

  • Monitor individual and milieu status and interactions of patients.
  • Confront and process inappropriate behavior.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner consistent with all policies and procedures.
  • In the Halfway House environment, monitor residents in the self-administration of prescribed medications and ensure medications are kept properly secured.
  • Conduct safety rounds to ensure a safe environment and program attendance for all rehab and/or PHP patients.
  • Assist in maintaining an environment conducive to recovery.
  • Encourage patients to consider, participate in and assimilate 12 Step programs and philosophies.
  • Facilitate patient processing of immediate, in-the-moment thoughts and feelings.
  • Convene and facilitate small group interactions and recreational activities.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment necessary to conduct group activities.
  • Communicate with respect and understanding of cultural, gender and lifestyle differences.
  • Communicate daily with clinical staff regarding relevant issues.
  • Participate in team meetings as required.
  • Maintain professional boundaries in relation to staff/patient interactions.
  • Evaluate and document effectiveness of intervention strategies.
  • Train and orientate new employees as required.
  • Attend required in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
  • Assist in transportation of patients as required.
  • Assist Housekeeping and Maintenance in maintaining the therapeutic environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Comply with regulatory agencies.
  • Act courteously toward patients, visitors, co-workers and others and respond in a timely manner to their needs.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follow safety rules, work to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participate in organizational and departmental safety programs.
  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • In-depth, personal knowledge of the disease concept and 12 Step recovery programs.
  • Commitment to abstinence in recovery.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with and motivate individuals early in the recovery process.
  • Physical ability, with or without accommodation, to finger, grasp, kneel, lift up to 20 pounds, pull, push, reach and conduct repetitive movement.
  • Sensory and communicative skills, with or without accommodation, to feel, hear, see and speak.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with associates, patients and families.
  • Ability to concentrate and to pay close attention to detail while performing tasks.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands.
  • Knowledgeable of computer systems.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Drivers License obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Must be certified or obtain CPI certification within 120 days of employment and maintain current certification thereafter required.
  • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) to be acquired within 120 days of hire/transfer date required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of personal recovery experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension SE Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice:

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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