Mental Health Professional

Caring Communities
Bloomsburg, PA
Full-time

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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • No weekends
  • No nights
  • Monday to Friday

Location

Bloomsburg, PA

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Mental Health Professional

Location: Bloomsburg, PA

Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:30am -4:30pm

Compensation: $58,000 - $63,000 annual

Job Description: The dynamic Mental Health Professional brings a high level of professionalism and dedication to the support of individuals living with HIV or AIDS (PLWH). This role involves conducting thorough mental health assessments, orchestrating individual and group sessions, and devising and executing treatment plans and goals. The counselor consistently engages in referrals and demonstrates adept coordination with various mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, and community-based agencies. The counselor will also play a proactive role in creating and executing innovative mental health programs, contributing to the continuous enhancement of our care initiatives. This commitment to professionalism ensures the delivery of comprehensive and effective mental health care for our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health assessments, develop and implement treatment plans/goals, provide referrals and coordinate with other mental health professionals and allied treatment providers, to include psychiatrists and other community-based agencies.
  • Perform individual and group sessions including preparing materials for sessions.
  • Propose, design, and implement new counseling programs to address emerging mental health needs in conjunction with the department director.
  • Have a fundamental understanding of DSM 5, or its successor, psychiatric disorders, psychotropic medications, brain physiology and demonstrate a working knowledge of the various theoretical models of psychotherapy, behavioral counseling and other Evidenced Based Practices.
  • Advocate for clients within the mental health system and assist in accessing resources.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly and therapeutic physical environment for clients including crisis intervention.
  • Adhere to ethical standards and legal regulations governing mental health counseling.

Benefits:

  • No Fee-for-service billing requirements
  • Caseloads are flexible and subject to adjustment based on the individualized needs of our clients
  • Flexible schedule based on client need
  • 17 paid holidays off per year
  • 20 vacation days to start
  • 4 personal days per year
  • Accrued sick time (18 per year)
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Professional development opportunities

Requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in behavioral science or related field (social work, counseling, psychology, etc.).
  • Licensed to provide counseling services in the state of Pennsylvania required
  • 2-5 years experience in providing mental health counseling.
  • Proven experience in proposing and implementing new programs.
  • Ability to read and speak in Spanish preferred
  • Experience providing individual and group counseling REQUIRED.
  • Be familiar and follow the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and the federal government as they pertain to mental health practices.
  • Must be willing to travel to all agency office locations (Bloomsburg, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre and Towanda) and satellite offices as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and speak in Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of local health and social services preferred
  • Knowledge of HIV preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a group/team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse social, economic, cultural, age, sexual and racial backgrounds.
  • Maintain required job knowledge, skills and core professional competencies.
  • Ability to input and maintain accurate records, perform research and compile data.
  • Ability to attend departmental and all-staff meetings as directed, staying informed of ongoing changes in the department and organization.
  • Ability to operate agency and department specific software systems, standard office equipment (machines, tools and devices) used in performing essential functions including computer related equipment, copiers and telephones.

Physical Requirements or Licenses

  • Ability to lift and move up to 35 pounds.
  • Valid PA driver’s license required. Travel throughout the 6-county region and beyond is a regular part of this position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Caring Communities

Attn: Office of the CEO

60 Public Square, Fl 7

Wilkes Barre PA 18701

Application and Hiring Process

Interviews will be on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Initial applicants will be reviewed beginning on February 9, 2023. Those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted with five business days of the initial review process to schedule an interview. Interviews may be conducted virtually or in person.

Selected candidates must be able to provide three professional reference and they will be required to provide or completed a PA Criminal Background Check, FBI Background check, PA Child Abuse Clearance and Drug Screening.

NO CALLS OR VISITS PLEASE!

Caring Communities provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training, and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

For information on Caring Communities visit our website at https://www.caringpa.org/

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $58,000.00 - $63,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No nights
  • No weekends

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Office

License/Certification:

  • license in Pennsylvania to provide mental health counseling (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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