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Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Counseling Facility in Key Largo Cutler Bay, FL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time

**This position is located in Key Largo - must be willing and able to commute daily**

The counselor will be responsible for helping people manage and overcome mental and emotional issues. The counselor will listen to patients and ask questions to help understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives. The counselor will diagnose, treat, and help patients create coping strategies. Will counsel, listen, support, and monitor the patient for progress. The counselor will work with individuals and groups and will help provide community resources for patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Diagnosing patient mental and emotional disorders

  • Working and counseling groups, communities, and individual patients

  • Evaluating patient through conversations, interviews, and observations to determine correct testing or examination

  • Developing a treatment plan that may include counseling, medication, or other services

  • Setting patient goals and discussing a treatment plan

  • Encouraging, supporting, and listening to patients

  • Helping patients discuss experiences and emotions

  • Assisting patients through difficult life changes and challenges

  • Educating the patient on strategies and coping skills

  • Referring patients to resources like psychiatrists, treatment facilities, or community services

  • Accessing patient needs, and developing strategies to help the patient

  • Maintaining good working relationships with support networks, government resources, and community resources

  • Advising and guiding patients through difficult decisions

  • Helping patients with a variety of issues such as substance abuse, bullying, anger management, depression, relationships, stress and suicide

Requirements:

  • Professional Liability Insurance is preferred

  • Possesses superb written and spoken communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients, colleagues, and community resources

  • Compassionate and caring of patients

  • Excellent time management skills; organized and able to prioritize

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with multiple patients

  • Able to organize and manage large amounts of files, schedules, dates, and information

  • Calm and cool-headed with a positive attitude

  • Self-directed and self-motivated

  • Comfortable with building personal relationships and dedicated to helping others

  • Empathetic and supportive with mentorship and leadership skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree in psychology, clinical mental health counseling, marriage, and family therapy, or a related mental health field, from a school accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

  • Hold a license to perform in-state; licensed by either through the National Board for Certified Counselors and/or the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards

  • Able to work nights and weekends

  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills

Counseling Facility in Key Largo

Why Work Here?

Close knit, family friendly work environment providing services; to individuals, couples, and children in the Key Largo area for 22 years!

We are a unique center that provides both counseling and therapeutic bodywork. Clients may choose traditional counseling, psychotherapy, bodywork therapy, or any combination of the three. Counseling therapies include: - Cognitive behavioral therapy - Gestalt therapy - Couples counseling - Play therapy for both children and adolescents. Bodywork therapies include: - Somato-emotional release therapy - Craniosacral therapy - Visceral manipulation therapy - Traditional massage therapy

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