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Behavioral Health Counselor - Youth ACT - Full Time

Posted: 10/16/2022

Facility: Bemidji 1705 Clinic
Location: Bemidji, MN
Address: 1705 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $26.00 - $38.50

Department Details

Are you forward thinking regarding mental health services and strengths based when it comes to working with those you serve? We are looking for individuals who want to work with an exciting new team. Our team will have knowledge and skill in working with children and adolescents, ages 8-15 specifically, as well as their families, schools, and community systems that are involved in a variety of client-centered settings. Work environments may include office, school, in-home, and community-based spaces depending on what clients and families need. This team will have flexibility regarding working hours, and environments, as we will utilize the clients as our guide for what works best for them.

This is an opportunity to change lives in your community for the better using a team approach with core members of the team that include a mental health therapist, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, medication management provider, and a peer support specialist. Be part of the positive change in behavioral health with this new innovative team and help start a new program that will be the standard of care!

As the mental health practitioner/behavioral health counselor on the treatment team you will be focused primarily on the skill-development aspect of recovery for the client and family, as well as a liaison to school teams the client may be interacting with.

Job Summary

The Behavioral Health Counselor requires a broad, yet solid, understanding of human behavior and theories of counseling. May work with a wide range of patient populations and presenting issues, requiring a foundation in a variety of treatment modalities. This role is a team-based role where responsibility for patient well-being is diffused among the treatment team and the overall responsibility lies with a clinical supervisor or admitting provider. The Behavioral Health Counselor assesses patient needs, may diagnose disorders, develops treatment plans, and implements treatment interventions specific to patient needs. Continually assesses patient's progress and revises treatment plans and interventions accordingly. Documents treatment sessions. Provides patient progress updates to interdisciplinary team, as needed. May educate patient support members about patient issues and interventions. May refer for additional clinical services or to specialists, as needed. Must stay current on emerging issues in the profession.

The Behavioral Health Counselor may work in a variety of settings, with duties varying by setting:

In a clinic setting (other than primary care), the Behavioral Health Counselor conducts scheduled face-to-face counseling sessions designed to assess and improve patient's emotional, mental, and behavioral health.

In a hospital setting, the Behavioral Health Counselor may have a broad scope of duties, depending upon assignment. Hospital assignments include psychiatric inpatient treatment and/or specific hospital units. Depending on location, may place patients on mental health and substance-related holds. Psychiatric inpatient treatment duties include development, implementation, and evaluation of therapy programs, individual and family counseling, and consultative services to attending psychiatrist. Hospital unit duties include crisis intervention, assessment, and referral.

In a community setting, the Behavioral Health Counselor coordinates and provides treatment for patients with severe and persistent mental illness. This may include community-based interventions aimed at improving daily living skills, social skills, and self-regulation skills. The community-based Behavioral Health Counselor consults with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure treatment compliance.

In a residential setting, the Behavioral Health Counselor coordinates and provides treatment for patients requiring a higher level of care than outpatient therapy; however, do not meet the criteria for psychiatric inpatient treatment. Treatment occurs at the residential treatment facility and includes a broad range of duties: assessment and diagnosis, individual and group therapy, development, implementation, and evaluation of therapy programs, and consultation and coordination with a multi-disciplinary team.

Qualifications

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health Sciences required; graduation from an accredited school preferred.

In Minnesota, must follow Minnesota State statute defining Mental Health Practitioner.

License must be in good standing in state(s) of practice.

In Minnesota, may have one of the following:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

In some states, will consider candidates seeking licensure by reciprocity in instances where obtaining licensure in the state of practice can be accomplished within 90 days of hire. This will require the candidate to review and compare their current state issued license to practice with regulations for the practice of clinical social work/professional counseling in the state of practice and ensure that timely acquisition of licensure is possible based on comparisons of statutes, educational, and clinical requirements. Exceptionally qualified new graduates in the process of obtaining license appropriate to education will be considered with evidence demonstrating experience and exposure to behavioral health. Non-licensed candidates must provide documentation that they are in the process of obtaining appropriate license.

If applicable to position, may be required to possess a valid class D driver's license and auto insurance. If class D driver’s license is required, must maintain a good driving record and have access to personal vehicle and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0121733

To protect our patients and our staff, Sanford Health and The Good Samaritan Society require employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation.

Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency