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St. Gregory Retreat Center

Activities Counselor

St. Gregory Retreat Center
Des moines, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 07/02/2015
Categories: Counseling - Sports and Recreation
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


• Full-Time or Part-Time
• 8 - 10 hr Shifts
• Evenings & Weekends



• Bayard, IA

• Adair, IA
• Des Moines, IA


About St. Gregory Retreat Centers

St. Gregory Retreat Centers is a Christian organization with a mission of empowering people to transform their lives through faith, hope, and compassion. We provide hope for our guests through a combination of innovative, evidence-based approaches designed to effect self-change in the whole person: biologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. Our non-12-step program is founded upon the core concept that addiction is not a disease and can be overcome permanently.


Activities staff work with our counselors in a clinical role to coach guests through the difficult process of self-change through leading by example, social engagement, and supporting self-efficacy. Activities staff make use our unique curriculum based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, the Transtheoretical Model of self-change, and the habitual development of virtuous behavior.


• A Bachelors degree is required
• Within 18 months of hire, staff will become credentialed as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
• Successful applicant will be socially engaging and empathetic.
• Pass drug screening test
• Pass criminal history and abuse registries background checks


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