Lead Behavioral Health Counselor - Primewest
Location: Bemidji, MN
Address: 3124 Hannah Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $28.00 - $44.00
Join the Behavioral Health Prime West Crisis Residential Team and become a part of a forward thinking team that is creative and innovative when assisting people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Your work would be greatly impacting not only the community you live in, but you would also be helping develop the future of behavioral health workers and the continuum of care for adults. If you've had dreams of how the community and world could experience behavioral health differently and love to think outside the box to meet people where they are at--this is the position for you!
You will join a work environment that embraces diversity, creative problem solving, and collaboration. This team will focus on a whole person care approach and sees the benefit of working in integration with other programs. There is fast paced but rewarding work to be done here.
Some of the backgrounds we are looking for to become part of the team would be those with experience working in the school setting, coaching adults or kids, group home setting, law enforcement, special education, juvenile justice, probation, shelters, experience with Native American cultural healing traditions.
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.
Responsible for providing guidance and leading team members to ensure program requirements are being met for assigned programs. 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.
Responsible for onboarding new employees and training them on job duties and processes. Provides clinical guidance within the professional scope of the behavioral health practitioner. Mentors new employees and aids in their integration into the department and/or team.
Acts as the primary link between administration and front line staff, interpret and monitor compliance with agency goals, policies, and procedures.
Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health Sciences required; graduation from an accredited school preferred.
Three years of experience in a hospital or clinical setting
License must be in good standing in state(s) of practice.
In Minnesota, must have the following:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
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.
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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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-0158180
Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency