Mental Health Therapist

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Job Description::SUMMARY: Provides a variety of case management, skills training, support services, group and individual counseling as required for persons with Developmental Disabilities, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, and Chemical Dependency as needed for the level of the position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Under general supervision,Assess client needs and function level. Provides individualized case management to clients. Make appropriate referrals.Provides some individual and group counseling and education and support to clients and families, skills training and outreach to client homes. Acts as liaison andprovides consultation, education and information to community agencies that routinely come in contact with individuals with mental or emotional disturbances.Make diagnoses.Acts as program coordinator by assisting with program planning activities. Screens clients for program eligibility and conduct comprehensive evaluations resulting in a DSM IV diagnosis. Develops diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans for clients which includes delivery of appropriate services as defined in the detailed treatment plan.May provide consultation for chemical dependency problems, education and training for other program staff and community agencies and groups. May provide clinical review of work by other clinicians or subcontracted programs.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Education and/or Experience: This is a journey level professional counseling position with an M.A. degree plus two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Provides individual, group and family counseling or equivalent experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver s license. Appropriate state licensure. Mental Health Specialist working with the chemically dependent must hold appropriate CADC licensure or receive the credential/license within 36-months of application.

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Location
Milton Freewater - Milton Freewater, OR 97862 US (Primary)

Category
Mental Health

Job Type
Full Time
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