The Clinical Counselor provides direct therapeutic mental health services, assessments, treatment planning and play therapy as part of a therapeutic services team of licensed professionals. Therapy is conducted on a weekly basis for individuals, groups and/or families by the Clinical Counselor. The Clinical Counselor also provides crisis intervention and provision of emergency services as needed.
The Clinical Counselor determines the appropriate therapeutic approaches and/or referrals of clients suffering from different disorders such as anxiety, depression and/or PTSD. The Clinical Counselor participates in the delivery of professional training sessions and workshops as needed for the clinical internship program or as outreach in the community.
This role is an individual contributor role with no direct report duties/responsibilities.
Essential Job Functions
The Clinical Counselor will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
- Provide outpatient mental health services to promote individualized client recovery.
- Conduct intake, individual, group, and family therapy for clients.
- Provide art and play therapy for children.
- Diagnose mental and emotional disorders for clients.
- Develop treatment plans that may include counseling, medication, or other services for clients.
- Develop service plans and conduct reviews as needed throughout the duration of treatment for clients.
- Provide mental health assessments, counseling, referrals, and intervention services for clients.
- Complete and maintain documentation in a timely and accurate manner and according to Federal, State and Center guidelines.
- Construct reports for court, school, or other community agencies as necessary.
- Refer clients to resources like psychiatrists, treatment facilities, or community services when appropriate.
- Follow up with psychiatrists and/or attending physicians in cases involving hospital admissions.
- Collaborate and maintain good working relationships with external psychiatric care providers as well as representatives from civic assistance programs.
- Conduct outreach and education to appropriate communities.
- Assist in the development of resources for current and potential clients.
- Provide interpretation and translation as needed.
- Maintain updated knowledge on diverse populations, multicultural and trauma focused practice.
- Maintain updated knowledge on ethical practice, CEU’s as needed for license requirements.
- Provide weekly and monthly reports in a timely manner.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings, group supervision, intern supervision and training.
- Assist with the Student Internship program and supervision of interns.
- Attend all required training designated by Harmony CDC.
- Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.
Other duties include but are not limited to:
- Represent Harmony CDC in a professional manner out in the community.
- Understand and adhere to Harmony CDC policies around confidentiality and all standards of conduct as described in the Harmony CDC Policy and Procedure and Employee Handbook Manual.
- Organize or assist with Harmony CDC special projects/events as scheduled.
- Customer Service – help field questions and inquiries from callers, visitors, donors, or others.
- Maintain a positive and cooperative working relationships with other organization staff.
- Attend meetings in the community as requested, related to Harmony CDC Housing Services.