Under supervisory direction, assesses, diagnoses, counsels, and provides psychotherapeutic treatment, rehabilitation, and care coordination for seriously emotionally disturbed adults, children and adolescents; provides educational and consultation services to other staff, family/guardian; and performs related duties as required.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Interviews potential clients to assess the need for direct mental health treatment of mental and emotional disorders or referral elsewhere; provides comprehensive medically necessary and psychotherapeutic services for individuals or members of a family to assist them in achieving productive social adjustments, reducing the impact of disabling disorders, and facilitating their achievement of living, vocational, recreational, and interpersonal goals through the modalities of individual, family, group counseling and through collateral / significant other contacts.
- Diagnostically assess, formulate and complete the client’s written Treatment Plan inclusive of diagnosis, goals, and appropriate signatures. All Treatment Plan updates must be completed within the ODMH rule timeframe.
- Completes and enters into the clients ECR all professional documentation no later than 48 hours from all client contact. Compensation is conditional upon the timely completion of all professional documentation as stated in Agency Policy and Procedures.
- Educates clients and their families regarding their diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and therapeutic process.
- Identifies, recommends, networks and/or utilizes community resources to facilitate the highest possible mental health functioning of all assigned clients. Involvement in home visits may be necessary to assure continuity of clinical care.
- Adhere to the agency’s personnel policies and procedures, ODMH, COA, Medicaid and Insurance standards, and fulfill documentation and reporting requirements. Workers will be responsible to submit completed clinical documents into Medical Records to be processed into the Individualized Client Records.
- Participates in quality assurance and program evaluation studies.
- Attend and participate in scheduled or required training, staff meetings, peer review, workshops and supervision.
- Maintain at least their current or the minimum required Ohio licensure status as a qualified ODMH service provider. All CEU certificates obtained during employment with PCS must be copied for entry into their personnel file.
- Minimum of a Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work with an Ohio Professional Counselor or LSW licensure status. Independent License preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families individually and in group modality.
- Ability to reasonably problem solve complex and possible crisis mental health client problems.
- Ability to develop and write clear, concise documents involving client outcome reporting requirements.
- Effective time management and interviewing skills.
- Acceptance and dedication toward the Mission of Pastoral Counseling Service.
- Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment of marriage, family, and child relationship dysfunctions;
- Methods of developing and implementing a treatment plan;
- Current trends in the field of mental health; laws and regulations applicable to mental health;
- Ability to perform effective counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with clients’ families, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and co-workers;
- Relate professionally with persons with mental disorders;
- Identify and utilize community resources;
- Advise and train other mental health staff;
- Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports.
Due to the clinical focus of this position, this employee must maintain a minimum of $1,000,000.00 / $3,000,000.00 professional malpractice liability insurance. A copy of the current rider must be available for entry into their personnel file.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to document their clinical activities on documents using a computer. The use of the telephone and other equipment may be necessary. The employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is predominantly based off-site at one or more assigned school(s). Driving a personal vehicle may be necessary to adequately meet the clinical needs of the client.
The prevention of accidents is a joint obligation. In order to provide a safe place for you to work, no safety precaution is knowingly overlooked. An employee is to familiarize themselves with all safety regulations and, in the course of work, report any hazards, unsafe working conditions, or injury. It is a part of all employees’ jobs to work safely, think safety, and assist in the prevention of accidents.
PCS is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic, as established by law. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering in accordance to laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.