Education: Master's degree in related field is required.
Licensure Certification: Valid license in the field of Social Services or related Mental Health principal. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required.
Knowledge Skill Abilities: Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work accurately while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment Knowledge and skill in use of job appropriate technology and software applications. Knowledge of available resources in the community and Mental Health issues. Knowledge of Substance abuse treatment plans and procedures. Individual, family, and group counseling skills. Knowledge of DSM - IV diagnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy. Knowledge of development/clinical issues as well as effective treatment plans. Must meet and maintain current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required by the nursing area.