POSITION TITLE: Master’s Level Counselor
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director/Supervisor
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for serving as an integral part of a clinical team with core responsibilities consisting of providing counseling services (group, individual, and in home), perform intake screenings and assessments, and create service plans. The person in this position will assist patients in overcoming barriers in daily life, encourage making positive life changes, and provide tools to a healthier lifestyle by utilizing best practice therapeutic techniques in their service delivery.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs screenings and assessments of new patients to identify medical necessity for treatment at WHWC-BMC.
- Complete discharge summaries.
- Participates in regular interdisciplinary staff meetings.
- Performs group and individual counseling services.
- Completes case management assessment on patients entering treatment.
- Develops appropriate treatment/service plans with patients.
- Provides on-going supportive and/or case management functions in accordance with the problems, needs, and strategies identified within the service plan.
- Provides face to face service plan reviews with the patient and/or relevant staff on a regular basis, so the plan can be modified as necessary (frequency of reviews is determined by relevant requirements).
- Document all service deliveries in a time according to policy and procedures of the organization.
- Meets regularly with the immediate supervisor as a means of enhancing professional growth, reviewing documentation and service delivery, medical necessity, and other appropriate administrative issues.
- Maintains close communication with the patient’s behavioral health provider/nurse/medical provider for input regarding compliance, changes in patient, and/or any adjustments which might suggest decompensation and a need for more aggressive intervention.
- Maintains service data and submits it to the supervisor on a weekly basis to determine if performance contract levels of service have been achieved and/or maintained.
- Assist and address patients in need of crisis stabilization services such as mental hygiene filings, detoxification unit identification, and other resource referrals beneficial to a patient’s wellbeing.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of the nature of related treatment modalities, best practice interventions and techniques; of different types of assessments and their uses in patient treatment.
Must demonstrate ability to utilize appropriate assessment tools to interview and assess clients, observe, record, and report on an individual’s functioning; to identify community resources and services for patients and coordinate provision of services; to establish effective working relationships with internal staff and relevant community organizations; interact positively with patients and their families, work as a team member, communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to maintain confidentiality, and work independently under general supervision.
Must possess a relevant education (Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology) and training which indicates the possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform essential job duties. One-year mental health work experience preferred.
The Williamson Health and Wellness Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.