RMBHS is always seeking qualified individuals to join in providing excellent behavioral health services. RMBHS offers competitive salaries, medical, dental, and life insurance, and a 401(k) matching program.
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POSITION TITLE: Home-Based Counselor
REPORTS TO: Clinical Director
Hours per Week: Initially, the hours will vary depending on service need;
Qualifications: Master’s degree in a behavioral health field and be able to obtain professional license through the state, preferred professional license through the state of Arizona, (LCSW, LMSW, LAC, LPC, LISAC). BHT/Bachelor's level candidates may be considered, depending on experience and education. Counselor candidate will need to pass driver insurance requirements to be able to drive company vehicles.
TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- This position requires direct client, parent/guardian, family, and significant other(s) contact. The counselor focuses on assessing and treating problems within families and helping clients and their families access the range of services they need to accomplish goals identified in the Individual Treatment Plan.
- Counselors routinely coordinate participation in Child and Family Team service plans, and in-home interventions. The counselor has an advocating role in terms of the client and family’s central role in treatment planning.
- The counselor collaborates with the Case Managers to coordinate services delivery for a client and client’s family, both internally, within the Behavioral Health Program and the Red Mountain Behavioral Health Services service system, but also externally, with Child and Family team members, RHBA’s, courts, public agencies, schools, other providers, specialized and natural community resources, and significant others involved with the client and family.
- The counselor often works closely with the client’s family collaterally while the client participates in outpatient therapy. In this role, the position requires the ability to positively enter the family system to provide parenting skills training and assistance developing and practicing behavior management techniques specific to the child.
- The counselor may also, in the context of service coordination, deliver skills training, counseling, and supportive assistance. The Counselor:
- Collaborates with the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in planning and coordinating services for an individual client
- Participates, under supervision of the Behavioral Health Professional, in the development of Individual Treatment Plans utilizing services in the client’s community to meet the medical, legal, educational, vocational, drug & alcohol, family and psychological needs presented by the client.
- Arrange and conducts home visits with the client’s family.
- Participates in treatment team meetings.
- Attends Child and Family Team planning meetings.
- Helps the client and client’s family arrange transportation to/from service settings.
- Maintains case management progress reports documenting service linkages, problems, phone calls and meetings on behalf of the client.
- Informs therapists, counselors, Clinical Liaisons, and others of service gaps, waiting lists, or other impediments to the implementation of approved treatment plans.
- Functions as a liaison with other caseworkers e.g. Child Protective Services, probation officers, and staff involved with a client and client’s family in a way which enhances the sharing of information in accordance with confidentiality requirements.
- Documents all necessary encounters using accurate procedure codes/units and clinically professional verbiage in a timely manner.
6. Overall, the counselor ensures coordinated and timely service delivery for a child, adolescent, and family being served by the Behavioral Health Program.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
This position requires a master’s degree in counseling, social work or marriage and family with at least 1 year of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings, including psychiatric outpatient services.
This position requires formal training in crisis intervention.
Knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, interventions and discharge planning are essential for this position. In addition, knowledge of the children and youth service system, family, group, and individualized care coordination and case management techniques, knowledge of de-escalation techniques, safe physical management knowledge of clinical ethics, knowledge of confidentiality and privacy requirements, accepted record-keeping practices, and knowledge of cultural competency trainings is requried; and experience working with minority populations is preferred.
SKILLS / ABILITIES:
The position requires the skills to work directly with clients, family members, Other Therapist, Psychiatrist, and other agency case managers and social service staff and deliver care under supervision in a clinically, ethically, and fiscally responsible manner.
- The position requires a thorough working knowledge of service systems, RBHAs, and Child and Family Teams for children, adolescents, their families, and how to access and coordinate them is necessary.
- Counselors have the ability and skill to implement, under supervision, outpatient psychiatric services (including assessment, treatment planning, interventions, and discharge planning) in a diversity of settings such as, the clinic, a client’s home, school, emergency room, foster home, training camp or other location. Counselors have practical knowledge of wrap around and in-home interventions, and experience helping clients and their families access specialized and natural community resources.
- Counselors must be able to handle a variety of complex tasks; work with children, families, State licensing authorities; work in compliance with federal, state, and local laws; express thoughts logically, in English, in written and verbal form using correct grammar.
- Counselors must be able to effectively communicate with clients, parents, guardians, court representatives, referral sources, clinical staff and administrative staff members.
- The position requires formal training in crisis intervention and the capacity to react quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation.
Position requires frequent sitting, intermittent standing, walking, reaching, grasping. Occasional stooping, bending; gross and fine manual dexterity; lift and carry up to approximately 25 lbs. Must be able to physically restrain distressed adolescents if required. Must be able to visually observe residents and staff; hear, understand, and interpret resident and employee behavior; read, understand, and interpret written instruction and correspondence; communicate verbally and in writing.
The work environment includes outpatient treatment center, client homes, client school or other client community settings. Office areas are quiet, well illuminated and air- conditioned. Outside temperatures can reach over one-hundred degrees during the summer season while winter temperatures are often at or below freezing. High winds can blow dirt and dust around.
- Ability to communicate effectively and confront negative behavior.
- Physical ability to safely and effectively manage aggressive behavior.
- Assertiveness, confidence and leadership abilities.
- Willingness to receive clinical supervision/direction
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Effective time management skills.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Valid driver’s license and insurance for Arizona.
- Must pass background criminal history and fingerprint check and drug test.
Red Mountain BHS Overview:
Red Mountain Behavioral Health Services LLC is a private organization providing faith-based and non-faith based services for children and their families throughout the state of Arizona. Consumers enter care with a diverse range of behavioral, spiritual, medical, social, economic, legal, and educational challenges.
Red Mountain Behavioral Health Service’s success in working with children and families revolves around the following commitments:
1. Using a holistic, strengths-based approach to care rooted in spiritual values and the Christian tradition of helping others
2. Treating the whole family as the “client”
3. Diverting children from out of home placement and shortening placements when they do occur
4. Providing comprehensive care
5. Delivering cost effective services
6. Utilizing natural supports as well as professional interventions
7. Empowering consumer families towards self-sufficiency
8. Managing the utilization of resources and service protocols based on outcomes
9. Collaborating with other agencies
10. Realistically attending to and assessing the safety of all children involved with the agency
11. Consistently monitoring and improving the quality of care and satisfaction of both consumers and purchasers of service