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Mental Health Counselor
Riverstone Counseling is seeking to hire a full-time licensed/licensed eligible mental health counselor or social worker for our outpatient mental health and substance use counseling program. Substance use licensure or certification preferred. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health and substance use screening, assessment and integrated co- occurring individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents and young adults aged 12-30.
Resume and cover letter must be received by Friday July 23, 2021, to be considered for this position. This is an exempt position with an annual salary of $48,000.00.
- Intake, screening, assessment, treatment planning, and treatment of adolescents and young adults with mental health and substance use concerns.
- Orientation to the 12 core functions of substance use counseling.
- Case management and treatment coordination.
- Record keeping
- Participating in individual and group supervision.
- On-call duties for scheduled shifts on a rotating basis.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED
- Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field from an accredited program.
- Previous experience working with adolescents, families, and groups.
- License preferred
- The ability to work independently and to participate as an effective team member
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with developmentally appropriate treatment modalities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing theory and practice. Prior experience and/ or willingness to work with evidenced based practice.
- Demonstrated crisis intervention skills.
- Knowledge of human development with special attention to family systems and adolescent bio- psycho- social development.
- Ability to organize and manage one’s case load to meet utilization requirements.
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person
A dynamic upbeat office environment which may require the ability to go up and down a flight of stairs daily.
Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. We place a high value on workforce diversity. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is eligible for an excellent benefits package; including health, dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD, accrued vacation, health leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
This position provides support for, and encourages Spectrum’s supported housing residents to achieve the goals outlined in their service plan. Staff is expected to be an active participant in the supported housing community and activities that support residents to achieve their goals. Staff will model effective, appropriate, and timely communication with others regarding resident updates. Timely and accurate completion of record keeping is also essential to this position.
This is a non-exempt position with an hourly wage of 17.00.
- Saturday – Tuesday, 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support and encourage residents to carry out daily routines and achieve goals outlined in their service plans.
- Take residents on activities, job searching and or to volunteer opportunities.
- Administer resident medication.
- Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
- Individual client files, daily data entry, documentation of critical incidents
- Daily follow-up with e-mail and voice mail
- Time sheets, expense reports
- Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
- Update on the shift and status of all residents
- Medication, UA, critical information discussed
- Participation and attendance is expected at bi-weekly individual supervision and weekly staff meetings
- Support the training of new staff and respite personnel as assigned.
- Contribute and participate in the overall growth and improvement of the supported housing program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- High school degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum one year experience working with at-risk youth in a residential setting or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges and educational issues.
- Knowledge of life skills work including: meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning, & personal hygiene, job readiness/employment skills.
- Maintain appropriate boundaries and ability to set limits.
- Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion.
- Adherence to agency code of ethics and all policies and procedures.
- Valid driver’s license preferred.
This position requires flexibility and travel for activities, client appointment, etc. Due to the nature of supported housing work shifts include days, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays.
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