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Mental Health Professional (Counselor II) at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital

Mental Health Professional (Counselor II)

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital Pittsburgh, PA Full-Time
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Unit Specific Performance Objectives

1. Serves as the \u0022Lead Therapist\u0022 for the \u0022Team\u0022 consisting minimally of a Mental Health Professional and a Mental Health Worker assigned to the consumer and his/her family. Accountable to the Program Manager for the treatment provided by the Team to the consumer and his/her family.

2. Assists Program Manager in supervising other members of the Team.

3.Directs and provides family-based therapy to assigned consumers and families using primarily the \u0022structural family therapy\u0022 model of systemic intervention through sessions with individuals, family subsystems, or involved collaterals.

4.Employs additional treatment interventions including psychoeducational therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, recreational therapy, parent skill training, assertiveness training, modeling, coping skills training, and crisis intervention.

5.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.

6.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.

7.Documents specific goals from intake to discharge and after-care planning for the consumer's medical record.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Expected to meet agreed upon billable hours. * 60% of billable hours with partner * 40% of billable hours individually.

11.Shares on-call duties with other program staff of a regular rotation.

12. Maintains Team's program productivity standards.

13. Participates in family-based therapy training as mandated by the Office of Mental Health for a three-year period.

14. Attends other training on family systems, growth and development, structural family therapy, local resources for families and treatment documentation.

15. Participates in own performance process.

16. Possesses knowledge of age specific growth and development.

17. Maintains competence in identified universal, core, and critical competencies.

18. Performs other duties as requested.



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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
 

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