Mental Wellness Counselor, LCSW

Summary:

This position will also provide in-home mental health assessment and counseling to address the symptoms arising from the stresses of the aging process and the functional limitations of that process. This service includes the development of appropriate personal support networks, exploration of possible alternative behavior patterns, therapeutic social skills, and identification of optimal interpersonal functioning. Counseling services include a treatment plan developed by the client and clinical social worker and in-home counseling sessions to resolve the presenting problems.

Qualifications/Requirements:

· Licensed Clinical Social Worker in good standing with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work.

· Experience working with the geriatric population or in a mental health clinical setting

· Strong written and oral communication skills

· Computer skills with all Windows Applications helpful; word processing, spreadsheet accounting and database and power-point programming experience.

· Must successfully pass Level II background screening and drug screening

· Must have transportation and be able to travel throughout community

· Valid Florida driver’s license and auto insurance

Essential Functions:

  • Contact individuals or caregivers referred for assessment or counseling in order to obtain information regarding the individual’s need for mental health services.
  • Obtain authorization to visit individuals in order to complete assessments.
  • Provide in-home mental health assessments, mental health counseling and develop treatment plans.
  • Monitoring service delivery and providing crisis intervention.
  • Will complete assessments, documentation, and billing for each service provided in a punctual manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Specific Duties:

  • Will attempt to contact individuals or caregivers referred for assessment or counseling in order to obtain information regarding the individual’s need for mental health services.
  • Will obtain authorization to visit individuals in order to complete assessment as necessary.
  • Will develop a treatment plan that establishes the client’s goals for counseling.
  • May provide assessed individuals with referrals to appropriate services as indicated by assessment.
  • May coordinate with other agencies individuals in obtaining services needed and desired by referred individuals.
  • Will complete assessments, documentation, and billing for each service provided in a punctual manner.
  • May research, assemble, and summarize information from files and documentation in order to track outcomes and improve services provided through Mental Wellness Programs.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

· Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

· Overtime may be required at times. In all cases, overtime must be pre-approved by your supervisor.

· Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.

· Requires sitting at a computer for up to eight hours a day.

· The person in this position will occasionally (takes up to one-third of their time) to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

· Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.

· The person in this position frequently communicates with clients who have inquiries or questions. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

· Frequently in client home settings.

Anyone with these skills that is interested in a challenging and highly rewarding work experience where every day provides an opportunity for growth is encouraged to submit a resume to jobs@agingtrue.org and reference in the title of the email, Job Title: Mental Wellness Counselor, LCSW Job code #MWCL0417 closing date May 20, 2017.