Full Time Residential Counselor

Counseling Shreveport, Louisiana


Position at New Day Recovery

Full Time Counselor – Shreveport, LA

New Day Recovery is guided by a philosophy where hope, respect, and personal dignity serve as the catalysts for rebirth and transformation. It is our belief that when individuals are spiritually alive, mentally clear and alert, emotionally stable, and physically fit, they cannot help but maintain a socially balanced lifestyle. To achieve this, New Day Recovery seeks to provide the highest quality care that is grounded in evidence-based practices while, at the same time, providing a sense of connection and belonging for those who come through our doors seeking a new day and a new life. Join our team to help save patients’ lives.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate group and individual therapy sessions.
  • Discuss with client what their goals are for treatment, including immediate and long-term goals.
  • Complete needed documentation for compliance and client records in a timely fashion.
  • Complete the Clinical Assessment and initial treatment plan as part of the admissions process.
  • Use the problems identified in the Clinical Assessment to create an individualized Master Treatment Plan that will guide the client’s clinical care and direction.
  • Create an individualized treatment plan review outlining progress in treatment and completion of objectives.
  • Utilize outcome surveys to make appropriate changes to the client’s Master Treatment Plan based on the results.
  • Provide substantial client documentation through treatment plan updates, group notes, progress notes, discharge/transfer summaries and utilization reviews.
  • Participate in Performance Improvement initiatives, making adjustments where indicated to achieve all corrective action goals.
  • Participate when asked, to participate in community education and marketing initiatives
  • Participate in staffing meetings, trainings and weekly clinical supervision.
  • Adhere to all confidentiality laws and maintain ethical, professional boundaries with clients.
  • Assign department head roles to clients and discuss house captain notes during the morning clinical meeting.
  • Ensure that all weekly clinical audit items are completed in a timely manner.
  • Collect and approve request slips for sponsor visits, family visits, outside appointments, etc.
  • Any other related tasks that are assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Active LPC LCSW, LMSW or PLPC within the State of Louisiana.
  • Satisfactory drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Addiction counseling and/or substance abuse treatment history.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, email and EHR systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Attention to detail and completeness of all clinical notes and documentation.


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401(K)
  • Generous paid time off accrual
  • Excellent growth and development opportunities
  • Satisfying and rewarding work striving to overcome the opioid epidemic

COVID-19 considerations:

Everyone will be asked to be in compliance with the most recent COVID guidelines from CDC, State, County and City.

What to expect from us:

New Day Recovery,
a progressive substance abuse treatment organization is committed to the highest quality of patient care.  Our ultimate goal is to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of treatment, to help each of our patients achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life. 

New Day Recovery is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, natural origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by State/Federal laws