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Advanced degree, in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field and three year's experience in a similar or allied field. A CURRENT PROFESSIONAL LICENSE IS REQUIRED- either an LPC, LMFT, or LCSW.
Experience with clients living with chronic mental illness is required.
Duties: Accountable for assisting Program Directors in all aspects of counseling services, including, but not limited to, the following:
Responsibilities to Clients
o Ensuring the safety, security and wellbeing of clients at all times
o Meet regularly with program staff for discussion, guidance and monitoring of each client
o Serve as a suitable role model for agency clients
Responsibilities to Staff
o Serve as a coach, mentor, and resource to the program staff members
o Instruct counselors in improving counseling intervention and problem-solving techniques
o Help counselors develop improved listening and interpretive skills used in working with clients
o Assist staff through individual and group conferences in analyzing case problems and improving counseling skills and techniques
o May provide and/or facilitate individual, group, or family counseling sessions, if required as a teaching instrument, or at the request of the Executive Director or supervisor
o Review regularly client service documents (e.g., plans, progress notes, plan reviews and revisions). Discuss with counselors methods for initiating, maintaining, revising and improving client treatment plans
o Accountable for providing an ongoing training for program staff members through case conferences and facilitating regular staff in-services
o Assist Program Director in assuring that all client records are in compliance with agency procedures and with pertinent state and federal regulations and conduct regularly scheduled chart reviews.
o Following agency procedures, document accurately, completely and in a timely fashion all interactions, important events, progress changes, incidents, accidents, and any other pertinent information about each client.
o Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of services provided
o Provide reports as required by Program Director
o Maintain clients’ confidentiality at all times, including 1- the federal Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) pertaining to the confidentiality of records and patients’ rights, as detailed in HIPAA policy 6.1 and 6.2, 2- the federal regulations pertaining to the confidentiality of records for substance abuse clients, as contained in 42 CFR part 2, 3- the Connecticut General Statutes Section 52- 146d through, and 4- the Patients’ Rights, as contained in the Connecticut General Statutes, Section 17-206a through 17-206k.
o Work in collaboration with Program Director and Assistant Director, as well as other staff members
o Develop and maintain communication with other staff
o Participates in, and may facilitate, regularly scheduled and special meetings, including agency committees with other staff to enhance the agency’s effectiveness
o Assist in program planning and implementation
o Attend training as required to maintain professional licensure and as well as to enhance provision of service provided to program clients
o Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.