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PRO.A / JOBS Pyramid Healthcare, Inc – Altoona, Counselor – Altoona OP

Pyramid Healthcare, Inc – Altoona, Counselor – Altoona OP

Post Date: 08/02/17
Type of Position: Clinical
Title: Counselor – Altoona OP

Profile (Knowledge/Professional/Technical Competencies):ツStrong clinical skills in D&A and mental health treatment. A working knowledge of HIPAA, Licensing, and CARF regulations. Good communication skills.

Experience:ツHaving an understanding of Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health. Facilitating educational, family and skills groups.

Preferred Job-related Behavioral Characteristicsツ:ツExcellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to problem solve by gathering and analyzing information, working well in an individual/ group problem solving situation, and showing initiative in problem solving. Maintains professionalism and does not show favoritism. Maintains consistency with clients, staff, visitors, and the public. The ability to develop sound clinical judgment and excellent clinical skills. Ability to handle a crisis situation and react appropriately. Flexibility and adaptable. Ability to make decisions in an objective and ethical manner. Calm and decisive in crisis situations. Ability to sustain a team environment.

Other (education level, level of computer skills, etc.):ツ1) A Master窶冱 Degree in a human services area. 2) A Bachelor窶冱 Degree in a human services area 3) Licensure in this Commonwealth as a registered nurse. 3) An Associate窶冱 Degree in a human services area. 4) Current licensure in this Commonwealth as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and one year of counseling experience. 5) Full certification as an addiction counselor by a statewide certification body, which is a member of a National certification body by another state government窶冱 substance abuse counseling certification board.

Description:ツInitiates and develops outpatient treatment planning goals through contact with clients, family, colleagues, and other staff. Evaluates behavioral and emotional needs of clients and family members. Performs individual and process group therapy sessions under the direction of the treatment supervisor including preparing materials for sessions. Manages client files by having all appropriate documents. Completes family sessions as recommended by the programming schedule. Facilitates utilization reviews with appropriate funding sources in a timely fashion. Attends treatment team meetings and participates in case consults. Attends all necessary meetings. Maintains client caseload daily. Facilitates programs as deemed necessary by the supervisor. Coordinates and provides appropriate after care programming and supportive services to clients. Receives phone calls from support staff as necessary regarding client behavioral and emotional needs. Monitors treatment for necessary hygiene and medical needs. Coordinates psychiatric care. Attends trainings as necessary. Clerical duties as required for maintenance of client files. Listens to clients concerning all areas of treatment. Maintains safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for clients including crisis intervention. Performs assessments as determined by programs.

Principal Results Expected: (What performance goals do you expect for this position)

Capable of role modeling to the clients. Helps to maintain strong clinical program. Staff able to work together to effectively meet the needs of the clients. Maintains positive relationship with referral sources and families. Charts maintain compliance with Licensing regulations. Completes required trainings and mandatory training hours. Participate in weekly meetings with your supervisor concerning progress.

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