Qualifications:     Masters’s degree in counseling, psychology or a related field

Good organizational & documentation skills

Ability to communicate effectively with clients and/or referral sources

Proficient writing skills

DSM V knowledge

Knowledge of community agencies

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct comprehensive individual assessments on new or returning adult involuntarily committed clients
  • Assess client’s risk of suicidal/homicidal ideations
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information, treatment and records
  • Perform timely documentation of the assessment in EMR
  • Develop a treatment plan based on clinical experience and knowledge in partnership with the client
  • Present cases to psychiatrists regarding client’s medication
  • Provide crisis intervention, individual and group counseling
  • Collaborate with internal staff regarding client’s progress such as Behavioral Aides, Medical Staff, etc.
  • Perform Discharge Planning
  • Act as an client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • When necessary, referral to internal or external specialists or community resources in order to assist the client in treatment options
  • When applicable, assist family members in understanding, dealing with or supporting clients
  • Participate in various meetings to include departmental, divisional or other meetings as required
  • Maintain current on new developments in counseling
  • Complete billing documentation in a timely and accurate manner
  • Conduct follow up with clients, family members, internal and/or external individuals