Mental Health Counselor
Company: Carle Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
The Mental Health Counselor provides outpatient mental health
counseling to patients within the Behavioral Health Department
under the direction of a clinical supervisor.
Master's Degree in Related Field
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Illinois upon hire or Licensed
Professional Counselor Illinois upon hire.
Combination of education and experience providing providing therapy
in a clinical setting. Prior experience and knowledge of best
practice for treating mental health disorders.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
trong communication and listening skills. Strong documentation
skills. Knowledge and competence utilizing a variety of counseling
techniques and interventions. Understanding of current DSM
diagnostic criteria, best practices for treatment. Ability to
develop appropriate intervention and treatment plans for patients.
Comfort working with patients from a variety of backgrounds and
presenting problems. Ability to work both independently and
collaboratively within a clinical setting.
- Provide mental health counseling to patients and their families
through individual and/or group settings.
- Performs mental health evaluations, including assessing need
for ongoing counseling or other services.
- Provides counseling to patients, using techniques and
interventions appropriate to the patient's needs.
- Works with patient to develop treatment plan, including
specific goals and objectives to be addressed in session
- Completes appropriate documentation in medical record within
timeframes established by departmental policy.
- Identify concerns and make referrals to other treatments as
- Provides communication back to referring providers about
patient diagnosis, treatment plan, and progress as appropriate
- Maintains patient confidentiality and fulfills provider
responsibilities as specified under HIPAA, the Illinois Mental
Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, and the Illinois Mental
Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health
participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security
Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland
Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to
confirm work authorization. - For more information:
Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for
all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or
religious exemption will be permitted.
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