Bilingual Counselor/Therapist - 1 Full Time 1 Part Time
The Nord Center - Lorain, OH

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The Nord Center has been at the forefront of behavioral healthcare since 1947 and offers a variety of services ranging from child and adolescent programs to addiction services.
Careers at The Nord Center provide not only opportunities for personal satisfaction, but also opportunities to touch the lives of thousands of Lorain County residents each year. Employees at The Nord Center work with motivated and supportive teams of co-workers, dedicated to making a positive impact on those we serve.
The Nord Center is located in Lorain, right off Route 2 at the South Broadway exit. Only a ten minute commute from Avon, Amherst, and Sheffield, The Nord Center is also easily accessible from Cleveland’s Western Suburbs. This convenient location allows for a relaxed and easy commute.
The Nord Center values their employees and offers an array of benefits and amenities including an on-campus workout room, an outdoor walking trail, continuing education programs, 403(b) retirement savings plan, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage.
The Nord Center is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome those with diverse backgrounds and experience, and encourage bilingual (Spanish/English) individuals to apply.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provide screening, assessment, crisis intervention and referral services in response to telephone requests for aid; make assessment of clients' problems; provide information about community resources, refer clients to most appropriate resource.
Gather information through intake interviews; evaluate nature and degree of mental/emotional distress, substance use/abuse, health issues, and social/interpersonal problems; develop individual service plans with clients.
Conduct short and long-term therapy and/or counseling sessions with individuals, couples, families and groups using various psychotherapeutic treatment modalities.
Coordinate treatment with other agencies, services and other programs within the agency.
Complete case notes on intake process, treatment plan and client's progress in accordance with OI/OA guidelines.
Provide consultation and education service to community groups by assisting in program planning, giving educational talks and lectures, and by consulting on specific cases.
Maintain required productivity expectation.
Participate in clinical supervision and administrative meetings as required by the Clinical Services Coordinator and/supervisor.
React to change and stress productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Maintain regular, predictable attendance and be available for evening counseling sessions.
Get along with others and work as a team.
Exhibit the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum requirements listed in this Position Announcement
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A master's degree in a mental health related field with the following license is required: LSW or LPC. LISW or LPCC preferred. Experience in assessment, crisis intervention, conducting long and short-term therapy and counseling or other experience in the treatment ofmental health/chemical abuse are preferred. Must have strong oral and written skills. Basic computer skills required, including familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office. Must be highly skilled at behavioral health screening/assessment and counseling in both chemical abuse and mental illness, making appropriate referral, and working effectively under pressure. Must have favorable references and/or evaluations.
OTHER
Bilingual (English/Spanish speaking) required. Experience with EMR (electronic medical records) a plus.

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