As a part of RCA at Lighthouse, you will be joining the forefront of the battle against substance abuse epidemic sweeping New Jersey and directly contribute to RCA’s efforts to bring high quality, affordable addiction treatment to those in need of help. The drug overdose rate in New Jersey is three times higher than the national average and, tragically, five residents of our beloved state lose their lives every single day on average. The enormity of the battle before us and the opportunity to make a huge difference in our community and in thousands of human lives is what makes a career at RCA Lighthouse far more than just a job. At Lighthouse you will join an energetic group of professionals that display an overwhelming level of care and compassion for the patients they serve.
Built as a beautiful, five-star medical facility, New Jersey’s Lighthouse was RCA’s first inpatient addiction treatment center to open in March of 2016 with 53 beds available for patients. Since then, RCA at Lighthouse has developed by leaps and bounds, expanding by 80 residential beds, bringing the total number of patient beds available from 53 to 133, as well as growing the RCA Lighthouse team to over 200 motivated employees. Rapid growth and dedication to South Jersey’s community has allowed RCA at Lighthouse to treat over 5,000 patients and put a significant dent in the local substance misuse epidemic. However, our mission to save 1,000,000 lives is only just beginning and our commitment to improving our community is unwavering. That’s why we need even more driven individuals to join the RCA Lighthouse family.
RCA LIGHTHOUSE LEADERSHIP
One of the keys to the success for RCA at Lighthouse is great management. Its management team has a proven track record of high quality addiction treatment. At RCA, we believe that strong leadership isn’t just great for the company, it’s also an opportunity to learn from the best and grow as a professional.
Chief Executive Officer
David Dorschu, MS
David has over 15 years of experience in the substance abuse field and various leadership positions, including Clinical Director, Risk Management Director, QA Director, Outpatient Program Director, and CEO of RCA at Lighthouse.
Chief Medical Officer
Edward Quirk, MD
36 years of medical experience and holds board certifications in Addiction Medicine, Preventive Medicine Subspecialty, and Anesthesiology, and is a Certified Medical Review Officer.
Dawn Belamarich Berry, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ICGC-II
Dawn has been an influential leader within the field, carrying roles such as therapist, supervisor, and administrator, and she developed an unrelenting passion for working with those dealing with addiction.
Director of Admissions and Utilization Review
Corey B. Richey, MS
An Atlantic County native, she has watched firsthand the effect drug and alcohol addiction has had on Southern New Jersey, especially with limited resources devoted to quality inpatient substance abuse care.
As a professional with over twenty years in the field of addiction treatment and a minister, I know that it is the passion of the team at Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse that carries us to serve our patients every day with love and respect. The epidemic has thus far produced havoc in New Jersey. Our overdose rate is three times higher than the national average. Every day, an average of five residents lose the battle each year the number of overdose deaths continues to increase.
RCA’s vision brought me here because the enormity of the battle before us necessitates a vision more powerful than the shame producing stigma that society places on our patients, and more hope producing than the desperate cries of those struggling with this battle.
The vision has been the driving force in drawing the most incredible, outstanding, and talented team of professionals to Lighthouse. Our patients are the reason we are here. We dare them to dream while we call the greatness out of them, while we offer to hold their hands as they take that initial, sometimes scary step of believing in themselves and their futures once again.
RCA has declared independence from the destruction and misery of addiction, independence from parents wondering if today is the day they receive the call that their child lost the battle, independence from children looking at Mommy or Daddy and asking why they were not more important than drugs or alcohol.
I warmly invite you to come and tour our facility. That will be an opportunity for us to share our treatment philosophy with you; we call it our Neighborhood Model, because people need the opportunity to heal where they live, with the support of loved ones and our dedicated treatment professionals.”
David Dorschu, CEO
EMPLOYEES TALK ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE
RCA Lighthouse is a very nice place to work, the environment is family like and your coworkers become family. There is a great opportunity to learn new procedures and information about substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. The hardest part of the job is seeing patients leave before they finish their treatment. However on the opposite end, the most enjoyable part of the job is seeing your patients healthy and happy for the first time in a long time when they successfully finish their program and get to start their life anew.“
–LPN Staff Nurse @ Lighthouse
RCA is a fast-paced environment with strong teams in each department. The sites are beautifully renovated and offer multiple outlets for patients to utilize throughout each level of care in their treatment.”
–Therapist @ Lighthouse
Great staff and great management! I love working at RCA, the staff is wonderful including everyone from the CEO, clinical director, clinical supervisor, therapist, Case management team, family therapist, nursing, recovery support specialist, and all others that work together, doing their best to ensure that each patient receives the best possible care and attention. RCA is also adamant about promoting from within whenever possible. I myself, I’ve been promoted twice in the past two years. We are currently expanding and adding approximately 80 more beds to continue helping as many people possible suffering from the disease of addiction.”
-Case Manager @ Lighthouse