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Pediatric Mental Health Counselor

Promise Healthcare NFP Champaign, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Other
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides psychotherapy or counseling to individuals, groups, or families for a primarily pediatric practice in a school setting. Interviews patients and their families to coordinate and plan programs and activities to meet their social and emotional needs and collaborates with primary medical, behavioral, and oral health care providers to deliver integrated care for patients.

POSITION STATUS

This position is full-time or part-time and non-exempt. The Mental Health Counselor reports to the Behavioral Health Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Psychologist welcome.

COMPETENCIES

General Skills

Previous experience working with children, adolescents and families with diverse social and behavioral challenges

Superior verbal and written communication skills; Spanish desired, French helpful

Working knowledge of local medical and social service systems

Strong documentation skills and comfort in an electronic health record

Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a clinic setting

Clinical/Professional Skills

Clinical skills to facilitate client sessions and social groups

Ability and willingness to work competently across a wide domain of therapeutic modalities

Above average level of interest in working with people including disadvantaged populations

Ability to work in situations involving a high level of contact with others

Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions and to utilize appropriate problem solving strategies

Ability to adhere to assigned professional code of ethics

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Stay current with continuing education and licensing

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Receives referrals and assesses mental health needs of patients

Provides direct counseling to patients in a timely manner

Consumer therapy plans drafted and consumer outcomes measured

Maintains records in an electronic health record related to counseling, collaboration and all patient contact, in keeping with requirements of funding sources and completed in a timely manner

Makes referrals for specialized services and tracks progress

Collaborates with medical and social services providers regarding patients’ emotional and psychological needs

Advocates for improved services for patients with mental health needs

Helps to design and structure an effective mental health program within Promise Healthcare

Maintains scheduling capabilities to ensure adequate patient access to appointments

Performs other duties as assigned or required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Moderate physical effort or strenuous activity such as walking, standing, bending, reaching and carrying moderately heavy loads (up to 35 lbs.)

Ability to work in conditions that include exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissues, contagious diseases and potentially hazardous materials

Promise Healthcare NFP

Promise Healthcare is dedicated to improving the health of the community through treatment, prevention, and education. We seek to be the premier healthcare provider for all regardless of ability to pay by exceeding patient expectations and improving the health of our community. We deliver primary medical, behavioral health, and dental services to the underserved. Promise Healthcare provides over 44,000 patient visits and cares for over 12,000 patients annually through Frances Nelson, our SmileHealthy dental programs, satellites on Walnut at Rosecrance and the OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Community Resource Center, and our mobile clinics.

Address

Champaign, IL
USA

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