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Mental Health Counselor, QMHP

at Central City Concern

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 296dfb77-a0e8-496a-851d-273e8ebf1ca0
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CLOSE DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

***Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume to their application in order to be considered for this opportunity.***

****2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE****

TITLE: Mental Health Counselor 
DEPARTMENT: Puentes
REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor
HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00am-5:00pm
RANGE: $22.84/Per hour 5%

SUMMARY: The Mental Health Counselor works as a member of the Puentes treatment team to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services to Latino adults.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Participate in culturally specific outreach efforts to engage prospective clients.
2. Conduct screenings and complete necessary enrollment paperwork.
3. Collect information regarding clients’ history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent;
4. Conduct and document Mental Health Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
5. Develop strengths-based treatment plan with client; Participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences with team members in order to utilize interdisciplinary expertise and facilitate individual treatment plans for clients;
6. Coordinate case management for individuals in caseload;
7. Conduct educational and therapeutic mental health groups for clients, using approved curriculum;
8. Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or sub-acute level of care. Monitor and assure that the health and safety needs of clients are met;
9. Utilize Evidence-based Practices in work with clients in individual and group formats;
10. Coordinate services with all members of client’s support network;
11. Maintain client records as required by program standards and funding requirements;
12. Participate in training opportunities to advance skills and knowledge in addictions and mental health;
13. Works within scope of training and experience and seeks consultation when appropriate.
14. Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations and support compliance with all privacy and security requirements, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1. Ability to consider the impacts and outcomes for underserved communities during decision-making process.
2. Ability to consider impacts of oppression, structural racism, and individual bias on client outcomes.
3. Ability to communicate effectively and fluently in the Spanish language.
4. Ability to work effectively with peers, individual clients and groups.
5. Ability to work as a team member and to establish priorities.
6. Ability to apply principles learned to new situations.
7. Ability to learn new skills.
8. Ability to display a non-judgmental attitude.
9. Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks.
10. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
11. Ability to manage time, maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork and meet deadlines.
12. Ability to work in an environment where people may exhibit behaviors that are hostile or abusive.
13. Ability to work courteously and effectively communicate with the general public, clients, medical personnel, corrections personnel, police, and co-workers.
14. Ability to provide leadership.
15. Demonstrates knowledge of community and social service agencies.
16. Knowledge and skills in mental health treatment methods and crisis intervention.
17. Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills in counseling and assessment techniques with individuals and groups.
18. Demonstrates culturally competency with the identified culture served by this program.
19. Knowledge of de-escalation methods or ability to be trained in de-escalation methods.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's degree in human services field. At minimum, must meet State guidelines for QMHP. One year of mental health experience preferred.
2. Must have experience working with the Latino culture.
3. Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
4. CADC I certification or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire preferred.
5. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
6. Has the competencies necessary to:
a. Identify precipitating events;
b. Gather histories of mental, emotional and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts;
c. Assess family, social and work relationships
d. Conduct a mental status assessment
e. Document a DSM diagnosis
f. Write and implement or supervise implementation of a treatment plan
g. Conduct and document a mental health assessment
h. Provide mental health treatment and rehabilitative services within ones scope of practice
7. If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
8. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
9. Must possess a current driver’s license, pass DMV background check and be designated an “acceptable” driver as outlined in Central City Concern’s Fleet Safety Policy. Must pass initial Annual Driver’s training and then pass annual Recertification training.
10. Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
11. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.

Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions.