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Mental Health Counselor

Company: CAN Community Health
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: CAN Community Health, one of the nation's largest providers of HIV Services, has an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health Counselor for our Sarasota, FL clinic.We are looking for someone who is passionate about serving the needs of individuals impacted by HIV and other infectious diseases. You will become part of our professional team that drives home our Company's Mission and Values. We offer a good quality of life with an excellent schedule, competitive pay with a bonus plan, premiere benefits package with a retirement plan with a generous company matching contribution. We have received recognition in 2022, 2021, 2019, & 2018 NPT's Best Non-Profit to Work for Award.CAN is a Drug-Free Workplace. All potential hires will be required to take and clear a pre-employment drug screen upon job offer. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is preferred for this position.Salary Range: $65K to $75K based upon education level, background, and experience. You can find out more about us by visiting our website at Apply Today!Job Title: Mental Health Counselor Date Prepared: 03.17.21Status: Exempt EEO: Revised: 12/16/2022 Statement of Purpose: This position is responsible for providing psychosocial evaluations, individual, couples, family and/or group therapy to all CAN Community Health mission patients and our community partners.Essential Functions: Mental Health CounselorDiagnose and treat mental health disorders using evidence-based treatment modalities.Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify cause of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other resources.Creates individualized treatment plans according to patient needs and circumstances.Meets with patients regularly to provide counseling and adjust treatment plans as necessary.Provides therapeutic crisis intervention as required. Collaborate with other staff and multidisciplinary team members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans. Documents therapy visits and all encounters in a timely manner in the electronic medical records system. Maintain up-to-date client and program records as required by funders and agency.Evaluates patient progress and makes individual modifications.Act as a client advocate to coordinate required services. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. Counsels' patients, individually or in group sessions to assist them in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in patient's status. Follows all safety protocols and maintains client confidentiality.Accurately completes and submits billing documentation for each patient encounter.Adheres to ethical and legal standards of professional practice.Refers patients to outside specialists or agencies when necessary.Contributes to CAN Community Health clinics by accomplishing related tasks as needed.Promotes and practices CAN Community Health Inc's mission and values and follows its policies and procedures.Ensures confidentiality is maintained by entire team regarding patient/client information in accordance with HIPAA, professional and departmental standards.Secondary Tasks: Mental Health CounselorAttends and participates in Behavioral Health team meetings as appropriate.Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary team meetings as appropriate.Assists in composing, evaluating, revising, and implementing Behavioral Health policies.Pursues professional development training.Performs all other job-related duties as assigned.Requirements:Education/Professional: Mental Health CounselorMaster's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field.Current with all state licensing requirements, including LCSW, LMHC and LMFT.Three years of direct clinical practice providing therapy in a medical clinic, hospital, or private practice.Experience working with co-occurring populations (HIV, chronic health conditions, mental health, and substance use.)Competencies: Mental Health CounselorLeadershipStrategic Thinking/Problem SolvingResults DrivenCommunicationInterpersonal SkillsDecision MakingKnowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Mental Health CounselorKnowledge of mental health counseling principles, techniques, and their applications.Excellent communication and listening skills.Ability to build rapport quickly.Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks.Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.Knowledge and skill working with diverse populations.Knowledge and skill working with word processing, email, and electronic medical record systems.Ability to work with minimal supervision.Ability to research projects.Open to direction, suggestions, and commitment to get the job done.High comfort working in a diverse environment.CAN Required Trainings: Mental Health CounselorGeneral Orientation HIPAA Sexual HarassmentViolence in the Workplace Health Stream Courses (as assigned)HIV 104, 500, & 501Work Environment: Mental Health CounselorThis job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, audio visual, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Physical Requirements: Mental Health CounselorNeat, professional appearance.Sedentary- Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly in lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.Requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, visual and auditory acuity.Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Mental Health CounselorThis position may require additional time above normal operating hours and on occasion weekend work.Other Duties: Mental Health CounselorPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Responsible To: Director of Behavioral Health ServicesPI200719608

Keywords: CAN Community Health, Sarasota , Mental Health Counselor, Healthcare , Sarasota, Florida

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