Counselor

Mercy Medical Center

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This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing individual, family, and relationship counseling and therapy to clients served by Family Counseling, EAP, and Sedlacek Treatment Center. This position also provides community and work-site based trainings on behavioral health topics to area employers and other organizations.
 
Job Duties
  • Attend, participate and when necessary help facilitate all staff meetings.
  • Document all client records using SOAP note and/or , bio-psycho-social history and assessments and evaluation tools; and maintain client case records current according to the established guidelines.
  • Provide assessments and evaluations based on appropriate criteria.
  • Provide, facilitate and supervise individual and/or group counseling in planning to meet the needs of clients and assist them in utilizing these resources.
  • Maintain appropriate professional licensure, certificates and credentials.
  • Work in coordination with area service agencies, schools, primary care providers and other relevant resources to address needs of persons with mental health problems and/or chemical dependency issues.
  • Develop treatment plans and treatment objectives in collaboration with client (and family when appropriate).
  • Provide consultations to people seeking information about mental health issues or relationship problems in themselves or others.
  • Perform assessments that include diagnostic interviewing, referrals for testing, and treatment planning to address the client's issues.

Department Specific Duties
  • Counsels clients individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
  • Completes and maintains accurate records and reports, regarding the clients' histories and progress, services provided, and other required information, including ASAMs and UA's.
  • Reviews and evaluates clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment plans, and shares this information at regular client staffings.
  • Develops client treatment plans based on updated substance abuse research, clinical experience, and client histories.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated strong theoretical training in counseling technique, and ethical decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide competent and effective therapeutic interventions.
Professional Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience is preferred.
  • Experience in developing and presenting behavioral health training topics to community groups and at work-site is preferred.
Education
  • Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling field, or other related human service field of study; and specialized training in individual, relationship, and family therapy - Required.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current licensure in the state of Iowa (LMSW, LMFT, LISW, LMHC, tCADC, CADC or IADC) upon hire. If candidate doesn't have CADC or IADC upon hire, must obtain within 18 months of hire.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse and Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Light: Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Sedlacek Center
Schedule: Full Time, Day/Evening, 9am-6:30pm M-Th and 9am-4:30pm F

Job ID: 80759

Posted 19 days ago

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