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Mental Health Counselor

Location: hermiston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionWant to make a difference in someone's life?Join the Lifeways team serving the community since 1964. We are a progressive behavioral health organization specializing in helping people in our community achieve and maintain emotional and social well-being. Lifeways is currently seeking a Full-time Mental Health Counselor in our Hermiston, OR location.Lifeways provides the following benefits:Health, dental, vision plans401k with company contributionVoluntary benefits, life and short-term disability, etc.Generous PTO planWellness planProfessional development fundsLife balance-oriented organizationDrug screen, extensive background check, and fingerprinting are requiredESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job:Must ensure compliance with federal, state, and interagency regulations Model and enforce Lifeways' policies and procedures in a fair mannerMust model the culture of excellent customer service as adapted by Lifeways, as well as Lifeways Mission Statement and Core Values.Under general supervision, Assess client needs and function level.Provides individualized case management to clients. Make appropriate referrals. Provides some individual and group counseling and education and support to clients and families, skills training and outreach to client homes. Acts as liaison and provides consultation, education and information to community agencies that routinely come in contact with individuals with mental or emotional disturbances. Make diagnoses. Acts as program coordinator by assisting with program planning activities. Screens clients for program eligibility and conduct comprehensive evaluations resulting in a DSM IV diagnosis. Develops diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans for clients which includes delivery of appropriate services as defined in the detailed treatment plan. May provide consultation for chemical dependency problems, education and training for other program staff and community agencies and groups. May provide clinical review of work by other clinicians or subcontracted programs. May perform other duties and special assignment as assigned.RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform the essential functions of this job.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. Customer service and detail oriented. Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based practices, including: group counseling skills, one-on-one counseling skills, treatment planning, assessments, and referrals.Experience with electronic medical records and telemedicine highly desirableKnowledge of cultural and family issues that can contribute to Lifeways' development of clinically relevant and effective care.Bilingual/multilingual a plus.Ability to operate computers, copy machine, faxes, and scanner. Minimum Requirements:Education and/or Experience: This is a journey level professional counseling position with an M.A. degree plus two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Provides individual, group and family counseling or equivalent experience. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver's license. Appropriate state licensure. Mental Health Specialist working with the chemically dependent must hold appropriate CADC licensure or receive the credential/license within 36-months of application. Knowledge of regulations and laws governing mental health, behavioral, and addiction services, ethics, confidentiality, privacy, and other related areas.Must pass a drug test and criminal background checkPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the job. The employee is frequently required to sit, walk, or stand; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and ability to talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Keywords: LIFEWAYS, INC., Yakima , Mental Health Counselor, Other , hermiston, Washington

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