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Doors of Hope

Mental Health Therapist

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Job Summary

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

We are looking for a compassionate and experienced mental health counselor to provide our clients with professional care. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting mental health evaluations, developing treatment plans, and facilitating individual and group interventions. You may also be required to manage referrals. You will actively help patients build coping mechanisms to guide them through stressful situations.

To ensure success, mental health counselors should be familiar with the latest developments in psychotherapy and be comfortable collaborating with other healthcare professionals. Outstanding candidates exhibit exceptional clinical insight and extensive counseling experience

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

                                                                                                                                                                            

  1. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
  2. Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  3. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
  4. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  5. Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
  6. Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests.
  7. Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  8. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
  9. Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  10. Evaluate clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information.
  11. Meet with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
  12. Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
  13. Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.
  14. Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
  15. Plan, organize and lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation, and social activities for clients.
  16. Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients’ status.
  17. Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.
  18. Discuss with individual patients their plans for life after leaving therapy.
  19. Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
  20. Monitor clients’ use of medications.
  21. Plan and conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health and counseling services.
  22. Run workshops and courses about mental health issues.
  23. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field preferred
  2. Licensed (or license eligible and actively pursuing licensure) as a professional counselor, marriage and family therapist or clinical social worker
  3. Minimum of three years’ experience, or PhD in above fields, licensed, and one-year experience
  4. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  5. Ability to demonstrate understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction, eating disorders, trauma, mental illness, and related issues
  6. Knowledge of philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for dually diagnosed populations
  7. Understanding of diagnostic criteria for co-occurring conditions and ability to conceptualize modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care. Proven experience in developing effective treatment plans.
  8. Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and ability to incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into practice setting
  9. Excellent organizational skills and Time Management skills
  10. Ability to prioritize workload and work independently
  11. Must comply with drug-free workplace guidelines

 

OTHER SKILLS

  1. Excellent documentation skills.
  2. Ability to guide and motivate others toward achieving goals.
  3. Ability to convey non-judgmental and open personal qualities with a clear sense of boundaries.
  4. A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality concerning participants and fellow employees.
  5. Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  6. Ability to interpret the Agency to the community in a positive manner.
  7. Relationship Management:  Builds relationships internally and externally through communication efforts with the treatment team, the DOH team, DOH partners, potential DOH partners, and the community.
  8. Demonstrates credibility in all interactions and demonstrates the ability to effectively build a network of contacts and resources that would benefit DOH
  9. Outcome Motivated: Creates and maintains high performance standards that capitalize on opportunities to build support by developing relationships that drive results
  10. Effective Communication: Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and technological means; actively listening and expressing oneself clearly, to ensure those that need specific information acquire it; plan and deliver communication that makes an impact and persuades the audience.
  11. Initiative and Self-motivation: Plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions; makes constructive suggestions; prepares for problems or opportunities in advance; undertakes additional responsibilities; responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision.
  12. Stress Tolerance: Displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis; Deals with difficult situations while maintaining performance; Seeks support from others when necessary and uses appropriate coping techniques
  13. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with other to achieve goals and objectives; continually tries to improve team effectiveness; hold self and others accountable for team performance; motivates and encourages all members to work together in order to achieve maximum results; Supports group decisions and puts group goals ahead of own goals; effectively interacts with others
  14. Possess a valid driver’s license. Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and provide own transportation.
  15. Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
  16. Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook to keep records, communicate within and

outside of the Agency and organize pertinent data and program materials.

  1. Regular work attendance.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel objects with tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

 

Working Conditions

Full-time, 40 hours per week Monday-Friday

All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Based on Experience and Degree, TBD

Other Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree preferred, Professional Mental Health Counselor or bachelor’s degree in Counseling
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a professional counselor.

Work Remotely:

  • No

Additional Information

Benefits

No health insurance

Mileage paid

Cell phone stipend

4 weeks paid vacation a year

How to Apply

Email resume to jmiller@opendoorsofhope.org.

Details

  • Date Posted: January 3, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 01/31/2022
  • Salary Range: Based on Experience and Degree, TBD
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8-5