Youth Counselor Job in Bernville, PA
The Clinician is primarily responsible for oversight and coordination of clinical services offered to assigned clients, including the provision of individual, group and family therapy.
Unlicensed, LSW, LPC, LCSW, LMFT
Job Duties / Essential Functions
1. Within assigned caseload, provide clinical services and individual, group and family therapy using appropriate approaches, techniques and interventions.
2. Participate in treatment planning, discharge and aftercare planning.
3. Complete timely, effective and accurate documentation including, but not limited to biopsychosocial and safety assessments, QA, chart review and utilization review.
4. Make sound clinical decisions and judgments while advocating for client needs.
5. Maintain regular communication with internal and external customers and provide psychoeducation as necessary to appropriate customers.
6. Co-manage the therapeutic environment by working with treatment team members to ensure the coordinated treatment and care of clients; Recommend program and treatment strategies and consult on client issues.
7. Assist in the performance and/or observation of restraints as necessary when ordered by a licensed professional using the current approved restraint methodology on youth who may weigh in excess of 250 pounds and who are physically threatening or otherwise presenting a threat to themselves or others.
8. Maintain awareness of the continuum of services and actively promote the internal transfer and referral of children and families whenever clinically indicated by attending bi-annual training on the continuum and communicating with associates between levels of care and actively seeking opportunities to share information about the continuum with consumers as evidenced by written documentation in the client record.
9. Perform all program or state specific job duties as assigned.
1. Clinical: Maintains clinical knowledge appropriate to caseload, including, but not limited to establishing therapeutic relationships, termination issues, psychopathology, and medications. Also able to plan, implement and document effective treatment through various modalities, including individual, group and family therapy.
2. Communication: Able to give clear information, orally and in writing; listen effectively; negotiate; and obtain unbiased information. Able to complete written communication requirements including, but not limited to case planning and behavior modification planning.
3. Customer Service: Able to effectively liaison with internal and external customers and interact with a professional, personal demeanor.
4. Time Management: Able to establish priorities for successful and timely completion of work responsibilities.
5. Teamwork: Able to organize the area of responsibility, form teams to accomplish tasks, identify opportunities to work with others, and create a harmonious, productive work environment. Able to establish professional role boundaries, to include setting limits with clients, co-workers and customers.
6. Interdepartmental Cooperation: Able to form working relationships with others outside the area of responsibility, analyze problem areas or areas of potential cooperation, and work effectively on common concerns.
7. Compliance: Understands and rigorously follows all of the compliance policies and procedures.
8. Restraint: Able to assist in the performance and/or observation of all aspects of a restraint using the current approved restraint methodology on youth who may weigh in excess of 250 pounds and who are physically threatening or otherwise presenting a threat to themselves or others.
Qualifications (Education, Training and Experiences)
1. Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Human Services or related field required. License eligible required. As well as currently licensed.
2. Valid driver's license required.
3. Must be at least 21 years of age.
4. SCM certification, observer status required. SCM Level 1 or 2, strongly preferred.
5. CPR/First Aid certification required.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position.
Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Company may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.
1. Ability to perform moderate physical activities for extended periods of time with some exposure to environmental conditions.
2. Must be able to be trained and certified to observe current approved restraint methodology and have the ability to observe all aspects of restraint procedures on youth who may weigh in excess of 250 pounds and are physically threatening or otherwise presenting a threat to themselves or others. Additional certification levels may be obtained per request.
3. Must have the ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, flexible hours and overtime as required.
4. Must be able to receive and give detailed information through verbal and written communication. Must be proficient in the English language.
5. Works around socially and emotionally disturbed clients.
6. Must be able to walk, sit and stand for moderate periods of time.
7. Must have the ability to work with hands and have manual dexterity for clerical activities such as typing and filing for moderate periods of time.
8. Must have the ability to move in excess of 100 pounds through lifting and have the ability to push or pull in excess of 250 pounds.
9. Ability to balance, climb, crouch, feel, grasp, kneel, lift, pull, push, stoop and reach above shoulder level.