The Senior Counselor provides direct services/case management/coordination of care to an assigned caseload of individuals/families. This position assists in accessing needed supports and resources in the community, facilitates ongoing communication and advocacy between the family, DCF, school, probation and any other involved supports or service providers. This position may also facilitate/co-facilitate groups in accordance to standard practice.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
BA/BS degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling or related field is required. Previous experience working with client population with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. Effective time management, strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Current program needs require the ability to fluently communicate in English and Spanish.
For Good Health
- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution
- Wellness Programs
- Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future
- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
- Company paid long-term disability insurance
- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance
- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops case management plans or plans of care and provides direct case management services and/or coordination of care specific to each assigned client and/or family (biological, foster and/or other caretakers as indicated), including interventions necessary to increase the probability of treatment completion, build on strengths of the client and/or family and to improve life functioning.
Submits and reviews documentation as defined by program.
Provides front line crisis support to individuals and/or families in the program by phone, in-home and/or in the community as needed based on initial assessment of the presenting concerns and program practice parameters. Problem solves by interpreting and adapting guidelines in the field and reviews situational details and assessment with supervisor for a second opinion and consultation.
Makes decisions based on interpretation of the data presented and/or refines the methods and techniques used. Uses judgment to interpret and adapt program guidelines/procedures based on specific concerns/needs/problems presented by client/family.
Determines the processes and methods to follow based on assessment of the client/family presentation and their strengths; takes a course of action from varying alternatives to provide client/family centered support and care.
Provides group, individual and/or family counseling to clients with appropriate supervision and coordinates treatment phases with both internal and/or external service providers and/or family supports as appropriate.
Provides group, individual and/or family counseling to clients with appropriate supervision and coordinates treatment phases with both internal and/or external service providers.
Maintains records of counseling, coordination of care, child and family team meetings and/or case management activities for reporting and tracking purposes and completes all documentation for client medical records in accordance with documentation timelines and in compliance with Medicaid, licensing and other regulatory requirements/agencies as defined by program.
Demonstrates knowledge of basic psychopathology, crisis theory and other behavioral health concerns, and primary intervention modalities relevant to target population (e.g., skill building, safety planning, parenting skills, and high fidelity wraparound care).
Supports daily program specific operational functions as required. May transport clients to appointments or linkages as appropriate.
Provides service (evaluation, treatment, wraparound team facilitation, follow-up, case management) in the office and/or community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.