Primary Location: Brunswick, GA
Shift: Flexible within clinic hours (M-Thurs. 8am to 6pm & Fri. 8am to 12pm) up to 29 hours weekly
Salary: Salary based on education/experience/license
Job Summary: The Behavioral Health Counselor performs Psycho-social assessments, treatment planning/monitoring and discharge planning. Provides Counseling/Therapy to clients requiring complex intervention. May perform commitment determinations and/or execute orders of involuntary commitments.
Essential functions of the position: · Provides services to individuals, groups and families requiring complex professional intervention using a variety of psycho-therapeutic techniques.· Conducts advance level psycho-social assessments/evaluations.· Conducts periodic reassessments to determine continued eligibility and/or appropriateness for services.· Establishes linkage and coordination of services with community resources. Develops and maintains a cooperative working relationship with community service providers· Records services accurately that relate directly to the treatment outcomes, within approved time-frames. Completes required clinical documentation according to agency standards.
Core Competencies : Knowledge of best practices in Outpatient services, federal policies/procedures and guidelines.· Georgia State Composite Board Code of Ethics.·Diagnostic impressions or criteria.· Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates, Crisis intervention techniques, Individual and Group therapy techniques.· Knowledge of various therapeutic models, intervention as directly related to area of assignment.· Various types of medication and their effects.· Treatment approaches relevant to your specific field.· Family dynamics. Family support groups and Confidentiality policies.· Behavior modification techniques, Psychological tests and evaluations
Required Qualifications :
Master’s degree from an accredited program, full licensure in the area of assignment AND Two years of experience at the lower level.
Gateway Community Service Boardis fully accredited by CARF.
TB testing and a fingerprint based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Database will be required upon appointment.