Mental Health Counselor Job Description Sample
Mental Health Counselor
This is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
3/20/19, 4/17/19, 5/15/19, 6/19/19, 7/17/19, 8/21/19, 9/18/19 (Final)
Note: Vacancies may be permanent or intermittent on-call(per-diem). Shift differential may be available in addition to base salary. PM (swing) shift - 7.5%. Noc (grave) - 10%.
Under direction, to provide professional mental health treatment services for severe mental disorders in in-patient or out patient settings, including assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, non-medical psychotherapy, and initiation of involuntary holds; to prepare reports and maintain records related to patient or client services; and to perform related duties as assigned.
Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
principles and techniques of clinical interviewing, diagnosis, and assessment
the most current version of DSM
theories, principles and techniques of individual and group psychotherapy
psychological, physical and social aspects of mental disorders, chemical dependency, and recovery
theories of human behavior and personality and techniques of evaluating, and modifying human behavior
planning, development and implementation of comprehensive treatment plans
Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations governing mental health treatment
basic techniques of training
referral sources and community resources
- conduct accurate and thorough assessments of client status, history, danger to self and others, progress, chemical dependency, and related mental health information
- prepare diagnoses and evaluations of mental disorders
- conduct effective professional clinical interviews
- formulate, implement, and monitor treatment plans
- conduct group and individual psychotherapy
- respond appropriately in crisis situations
- understand, interpret and apply complex mental-health technical materials and applicable laws, codes and regulations
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, staff, and other agencies
- prepare effective written reports
- maintain accurate records
- communicate effectively in oral and written form
- provide effective training, guidance and consultation to other staff
- assist in physically controlling and/or restraining violent and/or combative patients
Either: A Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a mental health related field such as psychology, counseling, social work, or psychiatric nursing.
Or: Current enrollment in the final semester of a master's program at an accredited college or university leading to a master's degree in a mental health related field such as psychology, counseling, social work, or psychiatric nursing. NOTE: Failure to submit proof of completion of master's degree within six months of appointment may be cause for release from probation or discipline in accordance with Civil Service Commission Rules.
Note: Persons who were employed by the Sacramento County Health Department, held permanent or probationary status in Sacramento County Civil Service, and were engaged in the direct delivery of mental health service in the Mental Health or Alcohol Division on July 24, 1980, may substitute their mental health experience for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Employees qualifying under this provision must have a combined minimum of six years of acceptable experience and/or education in a mental health field, such as psychology, counseling, social work, rehabilitation counseling, public health, pastoral counseling, occupational therapy, special education, or psychiatric nursing.
Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.
Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice. Typing Certificate requirements can be found by clicking here or by obtaining the requirements from the Employment Services Division office.
Note: Failure to obtain and/or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action in accordance with Civil Service Commission rules.
Selected positions require possession of a valid Class C California Driver License, or the ability to arrange for field travel, at the time of appointment.
Current certification of training in CPR is required within 6 months of employment for positions assigned to the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center.
In addition to the above,
Duties require exposure to patients who may be hostile, violent, mentally ill, and/or who may have infectious diseases.
Positions assigned to the Mental Health Treatment Center work shifts and holidays.
Other Special Requirements
Some positions in these classes may require the ability to communicate fluently in a language other than English. Incumbents in such special skills positions utilize the language skill in performing the duties of the class and may serve as a consultant to others in planning and delivering effective mental health services to individuals of different language and cultural backgrounds.
The Civil Service Commission approved the use of selection certification for a special skill for the class May 8, 1980, revised the types of special skills applicable to this class March 12, 1987, and approved the use of selective certification for special language skills on April 9, 1987.
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.
Application and Testing Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.
County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.
All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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For information regarding County jobs:
Mental Health Counselor
Responsibilities: Provides high quality direct patient care, including but not limited to mental health assessment, treatment planning, group therapy, psychoeducational group, process group, individual counseling, and# family counseling. Functions as an active member of the multidisciplinary team.
Understands the growth and development needs of the patient, and integrates the family/support system into patient care as appropriate. Masters degree in a psychotherapy/counseling field including but not limited to clinical psychology, clinical counseling, art therapy, social work, and professional psychology.
A masters degree in another field or a medical degree accompanied by at least 3 years of practice in a mental health field may be used in lieu of a psychotherapy/counseling degree. At least one year of experience in two of the following four modalities: group therapy, family/couples therapy, substance abuse counseling, and individual therapy. One year of demonstrated ability and experience to plan, organize, and lead group activities such as psychoeducation and milieu interactions. At least one year experience in either an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric or substance abuse program.
Mental Health Counselor
Join our growing team of over 6,000 health professionals nationwide!
At Centurion, our dedication to making a difference and our passionate team of the best and the brightest healthcare employees has made us one of the leaders of the correctional health industry. Whether you are driven by purpose and impact or on journey of professional growth, our opportunities can offer both. Centurion is proud to be the provider of healthcare services (or mental health services) to the Mississippi Department of Corrections .
We are currently seeking a Full-Time and Per Diem Mental Health Professional to work at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, MS.
The Mental Health Counselor provides mental health case management services to inmates and consults with a multi-disciplinary team in providing comprehensive mental health care, including: intake and assessments, crisis intervention, treatment planning, and providing individual and group therapy.
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits including:
Health, dental, life,vision and disability insurance
401k with employer match
Up to 20 paid days off plus 8 paid holidays
Health savings account with matching employer contributions
Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
Wellness activity subsidy
Access to corporate discount programs
Regular and consistent work schedule
Manageable work loads
More independence and autonomy and much more!
Must have Master's degree in social work, psychology or related field.
Current MS license (LPC, LMFT, LMSW or LCSW) or licensed eligible with in 18 months
Must pass and maintain security background clearance.
Nurse and Healthcare Recruiter
or apply online at centurionjobs.com
Mental Health Counselor
Providence is calling a Mental Health Counselor (Psychiatric Center for Children and Adolescents, Evening Shift, 0.6 FTE) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Use your knowledge of contemporary psychosocial principles to provide optimal care to the patient and family.
Conduct regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the consulting team psychiatrist and/or mental health team.
Track patient follow-up and clinical outcomes.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related Human Services (Education requirement may be waived in the case of an applicant demonstrating exceptional relevant clinical experience)
A valid and unencumbered Washington State license/registration for one of the following at time of hire:
Certified Counselor, Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Advance Social Worker
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Agency Affiliated Counselor credential from the Washington Department of Health within 60 days of hire
Must have a Washington State Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR) within 30 days of hire
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Experience working as a mental health counselor
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they'll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.
Mental Health Counselor
Mental Health Counselor Job Ref: 18321
Category: Behavioral & Mental Health
Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742
Department: North 5 (Psych)
Schedule: Per Diem
Shift: Variable Shifts
Reporting to the Director, Behavioral Health Nursing, provides comprehensive care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, and in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the Behavioral Health Department and Nursing Service Department. The Mental Health Counselor is accountable for the safety of the care they deliver.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Degree in a field related to mental health preferred.
Minimum one year experience in inpatient psychiatric environment or psychiatric triage preferred.
Licensure and/or Certification
BLS healthcare provider required.
CPI achieved within 3 months of hire required.
Interpersonal and communication skills.
Critical thinking skills.
Must have the ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
Ability to maintain confidential information.
Mental Health Counselor
Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:
1.Support the hospital in such a manner that there is a strong and positive commitment to quality patient care.
2.Serve as a preceptor for new employees and educate staff, as needed.
3.Utilize supervision in a positive and thoughtful manner to enhance professional improvement and development.
4.Attend clinical meetings that will have impact on patient care.
5.Maintain solid understanding of hospital policies and protocols, and practices within those policies and protocols.
6.Participate in any ongoing quality improvement studies that will have positive patient care outcomes.
7.Maintain understanding of and follow regulatory agencies? expectations and guidelines (i.e. DMH, DPH, JCAHO, payors, etc.).
8.Record and report all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient?s safety status to the Registered Nurse.
9.Monitor the patient milieu for safety issues and assist with promoting a positive therapeutic environment.
10. Respond to patient care needs and issues, assist patients with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living. Collaborate with nurses to assist with any patient nursing needs.
T-About the Job
Assumes responsibility for providing skilled, creative, high quality care to patients under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties and responsibilities in collaboration with other nursing staff. Is expected to work effectively and collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary treatment team to enhance the smooth delivery of quality nursing care.
College degree in psychology or related field preferred with theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the clinical area.
Exhibits ability to be competent in the following areas:
- One-to- one interactions with patients
- Knowledge of drug and alcohol withdrawal
- De-escalation/Restraint Management
- Ability to do data entry
Demonstrates a positive demeanor that allows for respectful and courteous interaction with all external and internal customers. Works cooperatively and effectively with others with ability to adapt to changes in the workplace as part of maintaining currency in profession.
Must be fluent in English (verbal and written).
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Mental Health Counselor
Psychiatric Wellness Center is hiring a licensed psychotherapist to join our growing practice. We are seeking an experienced, communicative, and compassionate therapist to join our team and support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our clients. In this role, you will work directly with clients to actively listen to problems and concerns and suggest healthy and productive ways of coping with those issues. This role requires someone who enjoys working closely with people and, other members of our team and community. We encourage you to review our website for policies and procedures prior to applying. We specialize in: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Women’s Health, Eating Disorders and mood disorders. Our practice utilizes holistic counseling and alternative therapies when appropriate. We have an in house yoga studio set in a peaceful part of Bedford. LMCHC, LCP or LICSW and clinical licensure required. Minimum of 3 years working experience post licensure in an outpatient setting required.May provide individual or couples counseling. Maintain records and have good communication skills, provide private practice counseling, and testing in accordance with established treatment procedures and professional code. Populations include adolescents and above, caretaker burnout stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, women’s health including postpartum depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder, eating disorders and sleep disorders.
-Fee for service, non-benefitted
-16-40 hours available
-Supports creativity and work-life balance
-Reception & Billing provided
-Practice amenities: Modern waiting room, kitchen, bathroom, furnished office, access to reception, near major highways and restaurants, onsite yoga studio, established medication management providers onsite, free parking
-Professional liability insurance, must keep up to date
-New Hampshire Licensure (LMCHC, LCP or LICSW) at least 3 years, with no violations or legal blemishes
-Masters degree or higher from an accredited school
-Must stay up to date on continuing education
-Able to manage stressful situations reasonably
-Calm and compassionate demeanor
-Ability to build rapport with clients
-Able to pass background check and provide at least 3 professional referrals
-Must be able to work independently
-Must be able to navigate Electronic Medical record and keep all documentation up to date
-Must be able to wait for credentialing process to be completed before starting
-Maintains open and healthy communication in the workplace
-Up to date CPR certification
-Mental Health: 3 years (Required)
LICSW, LMCHC, LCP or LMFT
Mental Health Counselor
Clinical support and milieu management for students accessing a clinically informed educational environment in order to earn a standard high school diploma in a private day school.
Responsible for day to day management of patient support to clinical programs and administrative documentation. Oversee individuals receiving services and provides behavioral, non-instructive academic support and psycho educational programming to patient population.
Provides day to day management of check in, safety assessments and documentation when indicated. Provides direct patient care when indicated (if qualifications meet state minimum requirements) by managing up to 2 cases under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Supervisor. Provides crisis intervention and behavior management services.
Engages in activities integral to the continued development and success of INOVA Kellar Center Programs. Adheres to Inova's and Inova Kellar Centers culture of safety.
- Preferred: Knowledge of child development, trauma informed care, substance abuse disorders and behavior management programs. Experience with children and adolescents with emotional disabilities preferred.
Required: Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.
Preferred: Master's degree in mental health discipline.
- Required: CPR
Mental Health Counselor
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position with Carson City Juvenile Services. Under general supervision, perform mental health duties for Juvenile Services, to include home visits, group and individual counseling, individual assessments, and the implementation of mental health programs for both in custody and probation youth.
This recruitment will remain open until recruitment needs are satisfied. Individuals are encouraged to apply immediately, as hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Examples of Duties: This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Interview and observe clients, family members, support systems and community agencies to determine appropriate placement, supervision, and treatment in the least restrictive environment; analyze and integrate information obtained through interviews, observations and medical and clinical records; keep accurate patient records; and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Identify available resources and assist families in accessing those resources to reduce the risk of harm to the client and to maintain the client in the least restrictive environment.
Conduct individual, family and group therapy by applying various therapeutic techniques; and review and evaluate programs and activities to ensure conformance with Department policies and State licensing requirements.
Develop, implement and monitor treatment, behavioral and/or training plans, determine strengths, present problems, identify available resources, appropriate interventions, and perform casework duties.
Perform crisis intervention to maintain children in the least restrictive environment; recommend and complete documentation for hospitalization, if needed.
Monitor clinical services to ensure achievement of treatment goals identified in a treatment plan.
Document all contact and maintain accurate case records to support the treatment plan; review clinical records written by professionals and para-professionals in order to complete a thorough case history; prepare documentation and reports to apprise the court, treatment providers and other professionals regarding the client's mental health and behavioral status and identify the clients continued needs; develop and implement discharge and after care plans, act as an advocate and return the client to the least restrictive environment; and enter data in appropriate software program.
Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the areas of mental health.
Provide clinical consultation for other professionals and families; and serve as a clinical expert on multi-disciplinary review teams.
Contributes to the overall quality of the department's service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work.
Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with patients, family members, visitors, and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
Represent Juvenile Services in community and mental health activities as a member of the Behavioral Health Task Force, Medicaid Behavioral Health, and Statewide Behavioral Health Collation; act as department liaison to community agencies providing mental health and special education services to juveniles; conduct training and presentations for community groups and organization.
Select, administer, score, and interpret appropriate mental health assessments such as tests of intelligence, achievement, visual motor ability, personality, behavior inventories, and neurological screening.; observe client behavior, conduct interviews, and review clinical records written by professionals and para-professionals in order to complete a thorough evaluation of case history.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social services, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology or a closely related field and license to practice in the State of Nevada as a clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist; AND two (2) years of experience performing clinical case work; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:
Valid driver's license.
Nevada State Clinical Social Worker license (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapist license.
Crisis Prevention Intervention certificate
First Aid and CPR
Required Knowledge and Skills
Principles, procedures, methods, and techniques of social work.
Principles and procedures of adolescent and family clinical case management.
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations regarding mental health care.
Motivational and interviewing skills and cognitive behavior therapy
Principles and procedures of mental health record keeping.
Principles and procedures of mental health report preparation.
Computer applications related to the work.
First Aid and CPR
Business mathematics, including statistics and financial analysis techniques.
Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.
Agency, State and Court policies, procedures, and processes related to client care.
Performing mental health examinations and systematically assessing the mental health status of persons and families.
Interviewing clients and family members in order to assess and determine their mental health history, background and current mental health status.
Educating clients on a variety of mental health care related issues.
Preparing, performing, and reviewing mental health tests.
Providing responsible mental health care, including mental health education.
Responding to mental health emergency situations.
Counseling clients and families on a variety of mental health care related issues.
Operating standard mental health testing and/or equipment.
Preparing and maintaining confidentiality and security of mental health records.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
Demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, family members, visitors, and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
Writing comprehensive evaluations, reports, and recommendations.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Under General Supervision - Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical detention setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit and stand for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and restrain an individual weighing over 200 pounds who may be a danger to himself/herself and/or others; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; exposure to traffic conditions and external environment when traveling from one site to another; and may be subject to exposure to blood and airborne diseases/fluids.
Supplemental Information: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Unclassified employees are "At Will" and as such, may be terminated at any time for any reason, or no reason.
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position which may include working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.
This position may require working a non-traditional work schedule, so the employee must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment.
New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based background investigation which cost the new employee $52.75 and a drug/alcohol screen which costs $36.50. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug/alcohol screen.
Carson City participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered employment with Carson City must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 775.887.2103 or go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at www.ucis.gov.
Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mental Health Counselor
Part-time, evening shift (8) hours weekly. every other weekend (Saturday & Sunday) 8 hours (10 am – 6 pm) or every Friday 2:30 pm 9 pm).
Provides clinical services to include assessment, screening, brief therapy and community referrals to patients.
Conducts emergency clinical assessments on individuals referred because of emotional distress.
Develops treatment plans based on individual need to include, but no limited to housing location; medication referral; brief counseling and referrals for ongoing mental health or substance abuse treatment.
Conducts an initial clinical assessment within ten (10 )days on all individuals who are identified as "high-risk".
Provides brief individual or group counseling when clinically appropriate.
Assists mentally ill individuals in accessing services at the time of release.
Completes psychosocial assessments as required by the judicial system.
Maintains daily and monthly statistics on client contacts and demographic data .
Attends bi-monthly staff meetings.
Completes all necessary documentation and paperwork on a daily basis.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a mental health field required. Master's degree preferred.
Professional certification required, license preferred.
Must possess knowledge of: the judicial, correctional and mental health systems; clinical theory and practice with emphasis on crisis intervention; community resources and how to access them.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
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