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Mental Health Counselor

Department: Lakeland Outpatient
Location: Highland City, FL

Position Description

 

Employees in this position perform a variety of tasks related to the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of program clients. These employees participate in the planning, preparation, and delivery of in-service training as directed by supervisory personnel. Employees in this position are aware of available community resources, they make appropriate referrals to same, and they function as a member of a treatment team.

 

Position Expectation

 

In keeping with the mission and core values of Tri-County Human Services, all persons served, stakeholders, and fellow employees will be treated with dignity, respect, and shown sensitivity to their cultural diversity.  Referenced by policy numbers 100.000, 100.000A, and 100.004.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Assesses clients referred for su mental health evaluations and makes appropriate treatment recommendations regarding same.

 

  1. Performs case management functions such as maintaining case records and coordinating additional services as necessary.

 

  1. Acts as a group leader/facilitator during group counseling sessions.

 

  1. Provides individual counseling to program clients.

 

  1. Provides family counseling to program clients.

 

  1. Provides supervision and coordination of the work of other staff members as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor/Program Supervisor.

 

  1. Acts as a resource for other staff members with regard to appropriate treatment modalities, methods, and techniques to be utilized with program clients.

 

  1. As directed, represents the Agency in matters of petition for involuntary treatment and consults with other professionals regarding addictions and mental health treatment and intervention.

 

  1. It is understood that the employee will also perform other reasonable and related duties as requested by the immediate supervisor or administrative personnel.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Counselor III

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Minimum Training and Experience

 

Requires a Master's Degree in field related to Human Services, which include but not limited to: Social Work; Clinical Psychology; Counseling; Rehabilitative Counseling; Counseling Education; Education; Criminal Justice; or Ministry from an accredited college or university and at least one (1) year full-time experience in a mental health and/or addictions treatment setting or, a Bachelor's Degree in field related to Human Services, which include but not limited to: Social Work; Clinical Psychology; Counseling; Rehabilitative Counseling; Counseling Education; Education; Criminal Justice; or Ministry and certification as an Addictions Professional (CAP) by the Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida. Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree in field related to Human Services and at least five (5) years of full-time experience in an addictions and/or mental health treatment setting may be considered for this position.

Requires extensive knowledge of all aspects of addictions and/or mental health treatment and rehabilitation including familiarity with various models of treatment, understanding of various therapeutic techniques and approaches, and the ability to identify and utilize the most effective form of treatment with each client. Requires a strong knowledge base regarding the causes, symptoms, and progression of substance abuse and/or mental health problems.

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