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Community Health Connections Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) - $4,000 Sign On Bonus in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Description

Major responsibilities:

  • Provides culturally-competent, excellent quality care to community health center patients

  • Provides clinical expertise and guidance to other clinicians working in the same health center

  • Collaborates with CHC staff to provide comprehensive primary care to patients

  • Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and urgent services as required.

  • Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.

  • Consults with mental health and medical staffs, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.

  • Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for patients or clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious Mental Health/Substance Abuse problems.

  • Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services

  • Follows up to determine reliability of treatment used; changes method and degree of therapy when indicated.

  • Establishes and maintains case files, referrals, and other related documents for the treatment of clients; prepares related documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings; keeps abreast of patient data to ensure appropriate treatment and care are delivered.

  • Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.

  • Provides clinical supervision to lower level therapists and/or mental health counseling trainees/interns, as appropriate, and/or consulting services to other patient care professionals.

  • May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate and proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters.

  • Actively participates in the CHC, Inc quality assurance program.

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission.

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards.

  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree, or equivalent, in mental health counseling, or clinical/counseling psychology and Massachusetts licensure as a LMHC.

  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

  • Proficiency with use of computer (Microsoft Office) as communication and data management tool.

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.

  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.

  • Familiarity with psychological testing.

  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.

  • Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.

  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.

  • Knowledge of community mental health resources and willingness to reach out to existing resources.

  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.

  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.

  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of social and vocational rehabilitation as they relate to mental health clinical practices.

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights.

  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must be credentialed per CHC, Inc policies and procedures.

  • Successful candidate must submit to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • Masters or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • Lic Mental Hlth Counselor
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