As a Counselor, you will evaluate and assess clients that are residents of the program. You will prepare and implement treatment plans with clients; additionally, you will provide therapeutic and supportive services to clients including individual, group, and family counseling and case management. In residential programs, Counselors are responsible for unit coverage and emergency telephone interventions. Counseling duties are generally office based, case management activities are generally community based.
Skills and Experience
- Provides direct services to clients including organizing and facilitating individual and group treatment and activities, supervision of the milieu and case management and outreach.
- Develops clients’ abilities to problem-solve interpersonal conflicts.
- Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
- Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
- Focuses on client empowerment and evidence-based practices in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
- Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
- Organizes and participates in treatment-related clinical conferences and staffing's on assigned clients.
- Reports client progress, behavior problems or need for medication evaluation to program supervisors/physicians/psychiatrists regularly.
Education, Qualifications, and Certification:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in any field and two (2) years’ experience, or
- High School diploma or GED and five (5) years’ experience
$2.50 differential for working hours deemed eligible for shift and weekend premium