SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Counselor II is able to work with clients who have mental health, substance
use, or co-occurring concerns. The Counselor II will provide individual and
group therapy to individuals and support services for their families, as well
as crisis counseling. Additionally, the Counselor II will complete
comprehensive assessments, diagnose, treatment plan, discharge, and link
clients as appropriate.
- Provides initial and
ongoing assessments of clients, including client history, evaluation of
problems, and formulation of diagnosis.
- Develops initial and
ongoing treatment plans which describe the goals of treatment and the methods
to be used.
- Provides integrated
individual, family and group counseling and psychotherapy to assist clients
in achieving the goals of treatment.
- Assists clients with
linkages to appropriate community resources to enhance treatment and
- With appropriate
releases of information, communicates with others in client service systems
to coordinate care. Such contract may include, but not limited to, primary
care physicians, insurance companies and other service providers involved in
the care of clients.
- Schedule and assigned
duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the
clients we serve.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Must have knowledge of a variety
of intervention techniques, including motivational enhancement; common mental
disabilities, chemical dependency interventions and resources.
- Must possess good oral and written
- Must possess computer skills
adequate to maintain the electronic record.
- Must appreciate cultural diversity
and be aware of cross cultural counseling issues.
provision to clients who have a co-occurring disorder will be based on
licensure and scope of practice.
a Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology,
Rehabilitation Counseling plus
one-year of professional
work experience in a clinical mental health setting.
certification; LMSW, MHC-P, CASAC, LMFT