Seeking IICAPS Mental Health Counselor to provide treatment (appropriate to level of training), crisis intervention and case management services for children ages 3 through 18. The Mental Health Counselor will foster positive working relationships with clients, families, providers, educators and outside key stakeholders. This position implements service delivery in accordance to model standards and utilize a strength based-solution focused model of care.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in the human services field is required. Additional related experience is preferred.
We are currently seeking two Mental Health Counselors for the Greater Hartford and New Britain areas.
Bilingual English/Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts program specific evaluation, treatment, and case management services in office and community based settings (homes, schools and other community settings) in accordance with model requirements and BA level training.
Provides individual counseling to clients with appropriate supervision and coordinates treatment phases both internally and with contracted or external service providers.
Provides direct case management services and co-constructs model specific plans specific to each assigned client and family, including interventions necessary to increase the probability of treatment completion, and to improve life functioning.
Maintains records of clinical and case management activities for reporting and tracking purposes and complete all documentation for client medical record in accordance with documentation timelines and in compliance with model requirements, Medicaid, licensing, and other accreditations (e.g., treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, and progress notes).
Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes, and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.
Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with client, family, and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings and IICAPS trainings/ quarterly meetings.
Attends any required meetings and IICAPS trainings/ quarterly meetings.
Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
Supports daily program specific operational functions as required. This may include transportation of clients to appointments or linkages as appropriate.
Provides/supports safety planning and crisis intervention with appropriate supervision and as defined by program. This may include after hours on-call responsibilities.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled team supervision and weekly IICAPS rounds.
Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.