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