Cultural Coordinator - Behavioral Health Counselor
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: $19.00 - $38.50
Pay Info: BH Rehab Assistant: $19.00 - $23.00; BH Counselor: $26.00 - $38.50
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a dynamic team that is comprised of medication prescribers, nursing staff, psychotherapists, skills workers, vocational specialists, peer support, peer recovery, and housing specialists. This team serves a small caseload of no more than 50 adults diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum or schizophrenia spectrum diagnosis and helps them remain at home and out of the hospital.
To better serve the client base, we are seeking to hire a Native American cultural liaison that would be willing to teach and share cultural aspects of healing to clients and staff. Examples of previous services include smudging, psychoeducation on medicines, sweats, naming ceremonies, etc. ACT provides services in the home, clinic, and community and seeks to connect individuals with other natural supports in their community.
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.
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)
If hired prior to January 1, 2013, in lieu of licensure, a master’s degree in counseling was acceptable.
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.
Must meet state-specific requirements.
In Minnesota: Must meet DHS requirements of a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker by one of the following: Associates of Arts degree (or 2 years post-secondary education) in one of the behavioral sciences or human services, including nursing; or is a registered nurse without a Bachelor's degree; or has 3 years personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness; or 3 years personal life experience as the primary caregiver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury; or has 4000 hours supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury. Previous experience in providing mental health services to adults is preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills; organizational skills; and the ability to work independently in an effective and efficient manner. Computer skills must be sufficient enough to be able to document information within an electronic medical record.
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, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .
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Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency