Outpatient Mental Health Counselor/Worker
Company: Laurel Life
Posted on: January 11, 2022
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Easing Adversity, Inspiring Growth
Laurel Life empowers individuals, families, and organizations to
strengthen relationships, encourage social responsibility and
improve quality of life. We serve clients throughout Central
Pennsylvania with proven, evidence-based services for overcoming a
wide range of challenges in the home, school, and work settings. As
one of the area's leading providers of trauma-informed care, our
behavior coaches, educators, licensed counselors, social workers,
psychologists, and psychiatrists take an innovative approach to
treatment, classroom management, and leadership. By acknowledging
the significant role trauma plays in the lives of the people we
serve, we promote meaningful transformation that lasts.
The Outpatient Mental Health Worker provides therapeutic services
to children, families, adolescents, and adults in the main clinic
or other satellite settings. Using evidence-based psychotherapeutic
theories and practices delivers individual and group therapy to
clients and completes assessments on identified members in person
or by telehealth if approved by OMHSAS. The Mental Health Worker
has the ability to apply provides thorough and complete
documentation in a manner necessary to meet established deadlines;
and involves significant others in the treatment process as deemed
appropriate. The Outpatient Mental Health Worker must have a
Bachelor's degree and the ability to resolve crisis and conflict
situations and develop positive relationships with clients. Funding
for services provided by Outpatient Mental Health Workers comes
from Medical Assistance or through contracts with the county.
In addition to the details and requirements for the employee listed
below, Laurel Life expects the employee to be committed to
incorporating principles of trauma-informed care in all areas of
service delivery.---Commitment to these principles in trauma
treatment will be required through attendance in training and the
use of identified evidence-based practices.---Trauma-informed care
includes cultural sensitivity and emphasizes a safe and respectful
environment for all clients and staff.
Duties And Responsibilities
An Outpatient Mental Health Worker should be prepared to perform
the following duties and responsibilities:
Provide therapy and consultation services to clients and families
in compliance with Chapter 5200 regulations governing outpatient
Compile an individualized treatment plan for each client that
includes counseling objectives and goals as well as a crisis plan.
Meet with parent/guardian to review treatment plans as
Complete clinical notes on all therapy sessions. Prepare written
documentation describing a client's progress in achieving treatment
While maintaining compliance with HIPAA standards, develop
cooperative relationships with community agencies that will
facilitate treatment services provided to all clients.
Communication and collaboration to facilitate the integration of
child-serving efforts put forth by the agency, a District, and
providers working in other child-serving systems.
Deliver the required number of billable hours (as applicable).
Administer evidence-based interventions, assessments, and outcome
measurements to drive treatment.
Attend individual and group supervision as required.
Maintain psychiatry (medication) only treatment plans and therapy
and psychiatry waiting lists as needed.
Prepare letters to send and mail regarding re-engagement,
non-compliance, and successful discharges.
Complete audits on Outpatient and School-Based Outpatient
Prepare progress reports, court summaries, attend court hearings,
and/or conduct progress review meetings with referring agencies as
Perform other special projects or duties as requested by the
Supervisor, Regional Director, Chief Operations Officer, or Chief
Undergraduate degree in a clinical field issued by an accredited
educational institution that included a clinical practicum.
Specialized learning in Resiliency & Trauma.
Specialized learning in evidence-based treatment interventions.
Five years of experience working with children, adolescents, and
their families in a clinical setting is preferred.
Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability
to develop effective and meaningful relationships with clients.
Must be able to remain calm in a crisis, identify underlying causes
of problem situations, resolve conflicts, and de-escalate
potentially explosive situations. Must be a team player.
The work setting is an outpatient clinic building or satellite
location. Clientele may at times be verbally or physically
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities,
duties, and skills required or personnel so classified.
This job description is not intended to be a contract of employment
with the employee. The employee covered by this job description is
an at-will employee of Folium.
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