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MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the mental health counselor will conduct assessments, provide psychoeducation and therapy to clients and their families and/or significant support persons who are involved in the life of the client, and provide consultation and coordination with other service partners and stakeholders to provide individualized services to clients. The counselor will provide community-based, intensive services, including individual and family therapy. Culturally competent and linguistically appropriate service delivery will be provided to a caseload of clients as needed and determined by the treatment team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provide strength-based, trauma-informed, individualized driven and culturally         and linguistically appropriate individual, group as well as rehabilitation                     counseling services to clients and their families.  

• Establish medical necessity for specialty mental health treatment through                 ongoing engagement with the clients and their families.

• Provide targeted case management services such as: community outreach and           engagement, education and employment services  support, support with                     housing placement, help with obtaining benefits, referrals to community                   resources.

• Provide comprehensive assessments as well as periodic assessments in addition       to clinical assessments to assess needs and strengths of the client as well as               determining the capacity, willingness, and availability of resources for achieving     safety, permanence, and well-being of the client.

• Provide rehabilitation mental health services to remove mental health barriers         and to help the client acquire skills necessary for   successful functioning in the         home and community such as peer and family/or support persons support                 services, self-help, and   family support groups.

• Provide assessment and intervention in response to client crisis, including                 necessary follow up and using appropriate     consultation; provide coverage in         emergency situations.

• Complete and maintain client’s charts and clinical documentation in accordance     with State, County, and agency QA standards.

• Establish good and cohesive working relationships with other staff, community         partners as well as other    nonprofit community       service providers                         emphasizing continuity of care from a community collaborative perspective.

• Ability to provide services both in-person and via telehealth.

• Participate in on-call situations on a rotation basis.

• Handle other job responsibilities as needed or as assigned by the supervisor.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or other related social           sciences field.

• At least 2 years of providing comprehensive mental health services to                          Vietnamese/Asian specific ethnic communities.

• Bicultural/Bilingual in English and Vietnamese preferred.

 

 

 

 

If interested, please send resume & cover letter to:

info@mekongcommunity.org

 

 

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