Position serves primarily as Counselor for the Behavioral Health program at the Elbowoods Memorial Health Center systems.
Job Summary (position includes, but is not limited to the following):
Conduct comprehensive assessments for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment.
Provide individual and group counseling for clients with co-occurring disorder.
Develop relationships with representatives in other agencies to support individuals in attaining services such as housing, additional mental health care, psychiatric medication, medical resources, financial assistance, legal advocacy, etc.
Participate in daily debrief sessions, weekly supervision, department, agency wide and other meetings, training and development opportunities as determined appropriate by supervisor.
Develop an individualized treatment plan with measurable goals and objectives.
Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
Coordinate, prepare and maintain required charting and documentation in a timely and thorough manner through the electronic health record.
Act as patient advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
Plan, organize and lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation and social activities for clients.
Ability to work within the broad framework of policies and procedures prescribed by the North Dakota State Health Board, Federal Government and the Three Affiliated Tribes.
Ability to work an extended day/flexible shift to accommodate evening programming as necessary.
Performs other duties as required.
Represents EMHC in a highly professional manner.
Establishes positive communications with all departments of EMHC to assure stable operations.
Demonstrates respect and understanding of confidentiality for patients, staff and others according to policy and HIPAA regulation.
Maintain required reporting as assigned.
Participates in EMHC staff meetings, assigned committees, community events, and other meetings as instructed or deemed necessary.
Actively strives to educate the community on the mission, vision and values of EMHC in a positive approach to assist in the growth of the organization and assist our community in its healthcare needs.
Adheres to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Elbowoods Memorial Health Centers.