To assist the Behavioral Health staff by providing mental health and chemical dependency screening, assessment, counseling referral and education of clients. Facilitate psychotherapy and/or CD groups as well as provide individual counseling. Assist with follow up and outreach to MH/CD clients. Assists with identification and intervention and provides appropriate support and education on mental health, chemical dependency and HIV, thereby reducing the risk of spreading HIV.
Essential Function: (Core duties or tasks that are fundamental and not marginal to the performance of the job. Define purpose, function, and the result to be accomplished, i.e., ”moving a 50 lb. box.” Also focus on the frequency, time spent, etc. list in order of importance and/or amount of time that the incumbent will devote to them.)
Provide outpatient Chemical Dependency and Mental Health screening and assessment to clients attending HIV Clinic at PHCC, and refer to individual and group counseling as appropriate. Assist in developing appropriate screening tools.
Expected to carry caseload of individual MH therapy clients; provide direct treatment service to clients, their families and/or others including individual, couples, family and group therapy.
Provide supervision to LPC MH counselor
Cover for other Behavioral Health staff when they are absent.
Facilitate engagement/psychotherapy group for clients with DSM-IV diagnosis, at least one CD group. May also facilitate support groups.
Accepts clients at various levels of change and open to risk reduction interventions.
Maintains referral resource list of community services related to treatment programs, shelters, housing, state and federal, entitlements, HIV/Chemical Dependency counseling, Halfway Houses and other programs/services/ and support groups that are conducive to recovery. Make appropriated referrals to case management, medical /team professionals, mental health professional, and prevention case management
Provide crisis intervention if needed
Will assist with follow up and outreach to Chemical Dependency and Mental Health clients who are in treatment. Facilitate family meeting and education. Help coordinate patient care with other services/providers at PHCC or in the community. Maintain superior quality patient care. Maintain level of productivity to meet scopes of service. Adhere to PHCC/Hektoen policy and procedures, including confidentiality and HIPPA requirements.
Help coordinate patient care with other services/providers at PHCC or in the community.
Assist with referrals to psychiatric consultant.
Attendance at weekly group supervision, clinical staffing, and patient rounds. Participation in Departmental Quality Improvement activities.
Maintain level of productivity to meet scopes of service. Maintain superior patient care.
Adhere to PHCC/Hektoen policy and procedures, including confidentiality and HIPPA requirements.
Must be licensed clinical counselore.g. LCPC, LCSW, not LPC. CADC or IAODAPCA certification required. Excellent documentation a must. Must participate in continuing education in HIV in order to remain current.
Experience working with clients with multiple needs (e.g. Chemical Dependency, mental health, homelessness, post incarceration) Previous work in HIV a plus. Must have experience dealing with diverse lifestyles and cultures, strong interpersonal skills and willingness to be a team player. Willing learner and flexible in incorporating new techniques and skills Help coordinate patient care with other services/providers at PHCC or in the community. Maintain superior quality patient care.