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Counselor (Mental Health Worker)
Acadia-Healthcare • Pittsburgh, PA
Posted 6 days ago
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Unit Specific Performance Objectives
Under the guidance of the Lead Therapist (Mental Health Professional), assists in providing family-based therapy to assigned consumers and families using primarily the 'structural family therapy' model of systemic intervention through sessions with individuals, family subsystems, or involved collaterals.Under the guidance of the Lead Therapist, employs additional treatment interventions including psychoeducational therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, recreational therapy, parent skill training, assertiveness training, modeling, coping skills training, and crisis intervention.Under the guidance of the Lead Therapist, assists consumers and families build working relationships with key providers in the larger community, educational and social services systems.Works with other service providers to arrange and/or coordinate family support services required by assigned consumers and families.Under the guidance of the Lead Therapist, engages the consumer and his/her family in a process, which allows the consumer and his/her family members to identify specific goals for the family-based services in order to maintain the consumer in the home.Completes portions of the documentation of specific goals from intake to discharge and after-care planning for the consumer's medical record as assigned.Maintains a maximum caseload of eight assigned consumers and families on a 24- hour/ 7-days per week basis in addition to scheduled sessions to assist with crisis situations.Provides consumers and their families with options for day and evening hours for scheduling regular sessions and is available a minimum of two evenings per week for regularly scheduled sessions to assigned caseload.Expected to meet agreed upon billable hours.60% of billable hours with partner 40% of billable hours individually.Shares on-call duties with other program staff of a regular rotation.Maintains individual productivity to required program productivity standards.Participates in family-based therapy training as mandated by the Office of Mental Health for a three-year period.Attends other training on family systems, growth and development, structural family therapy, local resources for families and treatment documentation.Maintains competence in identified universal, core, and critical competencies.Participates in own performance process.Possesses knowledge of age specific growth and development.Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Required Education/Experience/Skills
A Bachelor's Degree in psychology, sociology, or social workOne year of experience in a CASSP system program.Valid Act 33/34 clearances required.Valid PA driver's license required.Maintains competence in identified universal, core and critical competencies.Must be knowledgeable of the developmental stages and behaviors for age group of assigned clients. Must meet job competencies within 90 days of hire.
Note We are a Drug Free Workplace & Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.Qualifications Skills
PreferredOral Communication Intermediate
Attention to Detail Advanced
Team Player Works well as a member of a group
Enthusiastic Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Dedicated Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Ability to Make an Impact Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Flexibility Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
Bachelors or better in Psychology or related field.
1 year Mental Health
Licenses & Certifications