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Mental Health Counseling Assistant (Per Diem)

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Mental Health Counseling Assistant provides clinical case management and treatment within a Partial Hospital Program. Performs assessment, individual, family and group therapy. Coordinates and implements the treatment plan. Provides crisis intervention as necessary. Services are provided at adults using knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient. Maintains a dialogue with the Psychiatrists and other staff to facilitate a team approach in treating patients. Demonstrates clinical proficiency and efficacy. Adheres to professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by mental health care organizations and associations. Assures complete confidentiality is maintained in all activities, verbal and written. Must be available during day time hours. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Leads groups, performs intakes, assessments, evaluations and referrals of assigned clients. Obtains information during the intake and evaluation process for diagnostic assessment and planning. Presents treatment plan to clients following the intake session. Provides the care needed as described in department policies and procedures. - Performs appropriate treatment services to assigned clients. Uses interventions with assigned clients, which meet accepted and current standards of mental health care and reflect consideration of the treatment plan. Maintains amount of weekly scheduled client hours as required by departmental needs and standards. - Participates as a treatment-team member and maintains a current level of psychotherapy theory and practice. Attends clinical supervision meetings and staff meetings as scheduled and comes to meetings prepared. Keeps current with professional literature and trends in mental health. - Maintains active communication with identified staff and agencies that share case involvement when appropriate releases are signed. - Maintains appropriate records of services rendered to, or on behalf of the client populations served. Maintains clinical records of all client contacts according to QA & I, State and JCAHO guidelines. Produces an evaluation report, which effectively addresses the reason for referral and reflects the sound organization and synthesis of fact, impressions and clinical recommendations. Completes progress notes, reports and correspondence in a timely manner. - Exercise appropriate self-management in the performance of all duties. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Good communication skills (both verbal and written) and positive interpersonal skills required. Sits, stands and walks for extended periods of time. Requires some light lifting. Potential for participation in therapeutic recreational activities. EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in counseling, social work or related field required. Masters degree in one of the Human Services preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 year of experience in the mental health field either through internships or employment. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Mental Health Counseling Assistant (Per Diem), Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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