MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (Adult/Child)
Would you like to be a part of a positive, high energy team? Do you possess strong communication skills and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment? Do you have a passion for improving lives while also continuing to grow and enhance your clinical skills and career? If you answered yes to these questions, the Mental Health Community Counselor role at Bridging the Gap Family Services might be the position for you! See below to learn more about this position, and what it’s like to work for a reputable company featured in the Huffington Post.
Bridging the Gap Family Services is the premier provider of community-based behavioral health services in Virginia, with 3 offices throughout the Commonwealth. We specialize in Home-Based Counseling or; Intensive In-Home Counseling or; Mental Health Skill-Building. We are currently seeking Part-Time and Full-Time Mental Health Community Counselors for our Norfolk, Richmond and Manassas, VA office. The Mental Health Community Counselor plays a key role in providing excellent care to those suffering from mental illnesses (and their families).
What we’ll expect:
Provide direct clinical services to clients, including individual, family, group and issue-specific/educational groups (parenting skills, anger management, substance abuse interventions); services are provided primarily in the home and community
Assess clients’ needs through interviews and observations, develop treatment plans, and make referrals as needed to the appropriate services
Collaborate with the treatment and support team to include co-workers, therapists, social workers, case managers, and other providers and professionals
Respond to crisis situations as they arise; provide counseling and treatment
Document case activities for both clinical and billing purposes
Partner with Clinical Director to increase effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
What you’ll bring:
Bachelor’s Degree in the human services or similarly related field
1+ year(s) direct clinical experience with children, adolescents and/or adults
Passion for helping others
Positive energy and a preference for working in a team environment
Ability to appropriately assess clients’ needs and make recommendations accordingly
Strong communication skills with the client, treatment team, and support network
Strong listening skills to effectively treat clients
Attention to detail in an effort to accurately and thorough document clients’ charts and make recommendations
Ability and comfort in traveling to clients, homes or within their community; a valid driver’s license
What you can expect from BTGFS:
Annual Performance Bonus
Flexible work schedule
Access to the Best Trainings in the Field
Licensure and Certification Supervision
Clinical Supervisor (In-Training) -seeking LPC Licensure
Qualification(s): Must have graduated from an accredited college or university, and must possess a Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, with at least (3) years of documented work experience with mental health and/or substance abuse; or meet the qualifications of a Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training under the DBHDS and Medicaid regulations. Must have be CPR/First Aid certified or obtain with-in 30 days of employment. Must receive training in behavior management within 30 days of employment, and annual TB screening test. Must receive satisfactory results from an annual driving record check, criminal background check and central registry check.
• Provides one-to-one support and advocacy for client and their family.
• Provide crisis intervention/stabilization services as deemed appropriate by occurrence.
• Will need to perform assessments to individuals and families within the home or outpatient setting
• Perform monthly and quarterly reviews with individuals and/or families.
• Develop a concrete treatment plan within two weeks after the face to face assessment.
• Remain within the guidelines of the referral at all times, as with the required authorization period and number of hours allocated for client/family.
• Provide the most effective treatment interventions to all clients/families.
• Documents case activities for both clinical and billing purposes.-Works with Clinical Supervisor to increase effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.