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Outpatient Counselor

Company: Crisis Preparation & Recovery
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Outpatient Counselor provides professional behavioral health services designed to decrease the impact of behavioral health disorders and other emotional disturbances. The primary responsibility is to provide assessment and treatment; which requires the application of specialized knowledge in the area of behavioral health diagnosis and intervention. Work is conducted on an independent basis but is regularly reviewed to ensure that caseload is properly managed, clients are progressing satisfactorily and treatments and interventions are done in accordance with policies, procedures and regulations. Knowledge and Skills:Excellent oral and written skills to communicate in a professional manner with clientsStrong clinical skills to diagnose and treat behavioral health issuesAttention to detail and able to problem solve and work independently.Ability to work within an electronic medical record system (EMR)Duties:Determines client service needs by assessing individual client's level of functioning, behavioral health symptoms and historyDetermine diagnosis and treatment needs and develops individualized client treatment plans. At each session, determines the degree of Danger to Self (DTS) behavior or intention of patientAt each session, determines the degree of Danger to Others (DTO) behavior or intention of patient If needed, coordinates any calls to 911 or petitioning of client for court-ordered evaluationAfter each session completes progress note, including date and time, and places in chartCompletes form/note with the correct diagnosis and billing code are usedDocumentation must be clinically appropriate when reviewed by CPR QADocumentation must be in compliance with CPR training and examples given If counseling continues beyond one visit, prepares treatment plan for client's approvalReviews treatment plans with client and modifies if necessary. Obtains signatureAssists client if needed with follow-up and follow-through on referrals givenReviews treatment plan and completion of goals with clientCompletes discharge plan when clinically appropriateOther duties as assignedQualifications and Education Requirements:Current, unrestricted license issued by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Worker), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor), Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy), Psy.D (Doctor of Psychology). Documented post-master's experience for two (2) years, including experience within the past 24 months providing Outpatient counseling services, or an equivalent of experience, skills and education. Appropriate reference checks by letter or telephone as requested. Background check, as required by state. #IND PI177521389

Keywords: Crisis Preparation & Recovery, Scottsdale , Outpatient Counselor, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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