Mental Health Counselor (Bilingual)

We are seeking a Mental Health Counselor for our School Based Program located within Lakewood schools. This is a full time position with benefits – 35 hours per week, 12 months per year.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Effectively provides individual therapy; group, family therapy
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development;
  • Effectively treats adults, adolescents and children;
  • Works effectively with the full spectrum of diagnostic disorders (referring out when indicated);
  • Presents cases in a coherent manner that demonstrates appropriate clinical judgment and clinical techniques;
  • Coordinates services with child study team, guidance departments and other district personnel;
  • Provides case management services to students through community agencies, e.g., DCP&P, OC Probation Dept. etc.;
  • Provides clinical supervision to other staff members informally
  • Assists School SAC and staff with substance abuse referrals when necessary;
  • Ensure compliance with documentation as required for program charts; (for examples: treatment plans);
  • Ensures the preliminary treatment plan addresses immediate, emergent needs of client as well as recommendations for specialized treatment or referral of high risk consumers;
  • Completes bio-psychosocial and other assessments with a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy, utilizing clinical insight as well as information from varied sources;
  • Completes comprehensive treatment plans mutually developed by consumer and therapist utilizing a behavioral/measurable format and which are individualized and deigned to effectively meet the needs of the consumer;
  • Completes discharge plan for graduates who need additional services;
  • Completes progress notes/group notes accurately, addressing treatment goals, major clinical issues and changes in mental health status;
  • Completes all documentation in a timely manner according to SYBP policy.
  • Takes responsibility as case manager for the completeness of the entire clinical record for all cases assigned;
  • Upon assignment of cases, contacts consumer according to SBYP policy.
  • Provides timely and effective advocacy, consultation, services coordination, evaluation, written reports and phone contact to community resources and related professionals as required by SBYP standards and client needs;
  • Provides outreach services through home visits when needed in compliance with SBYP policy;
  • Provides educational presentation to the community upon request;
  • Responsible for LOS information as per NJ School Based Youth Services Program guidelines and the School District guidelines on a monthly basis;
  • Contributes to program development and planning;
  • Covers program activities when needed.
  • Provides crisis management and intervention, when needed.

Requirements:

*MSW, MS or MA in related field with appropriate license.

*Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Apply to: jobs@preferredbehavioral.org

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