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Mental Health Counselor

Lake City Counseling Center Post Falls, ID

  • Expired: May 05, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description Listed below are some position descriptions but is not all encompassing. • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment. • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships. • Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues. • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests. • Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress. • Assess patients for risk of suicide attempts. • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes. • Complete documentation required by programs or regulations. • Write reports or evaluations. • Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes. • Counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues. • Guide clients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems. • Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families. • Perform crisis interventions with clients. • Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients. • Follow code of conduct as outlined by National Association of Social Workers. • Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. • Evaluate clients' physical or mental condition, based on review of client information. • Evaluate characteristics of individuals to determine needs or eligibility. • Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. • Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients. • Modify treatment activities or approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients' status. • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs on clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives. • Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress. • Meet with families, probation officers, police, or other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process. • Confer with family members to discuss client treatment plans or progress, at clients discretion. • Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments. • Discuss with individual patients their plans for life after leaving therapy. • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans. • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting clients or patients. • Plan, organize, or lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation, or social activities for clients. • Plan programs to address community mental wellness needs. • Learn about new developments in counseling by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, or establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies. • Maintain professional social services knowledge. • Develop working relationships with others to facilitate program activities. • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary. • Refer clients to community or social service programs. • Supervise other counselors, social service staff, assistants, or graduate students. • Supervise workers providing client or patient services. • Gather information about community mental health needs or resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy. • Plan or conduct programs to prevent substance abuse or improve community health or counseling services. • Plan programs to address community health issues. • Coordinate or direct employee workshops, courses, or training about mental health issues. • Lead classes or community events. • Train staff members in social services skills. Company Description Lake City Counseling Center is locally, owned and operated. Our goal is providing compassionate, enlightening and evidence based services to Kootenai County. Our team of highly skilled and caring individuals is what makes Lake City Counseling Center a strong asset to our clients and community.

We provide a variety of services including a range of mental health and substance services, including marriage, family and couples counseling, along with DBT, MRT and relapse prevention group therapy.

Lake City Counseling Center


Post Falls, ID



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