Monday/Wednesday 9 A. - 7 P. and Friday's 7 A. - 5P.
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 clients
Strong clinical skills to diagnose and treat behavioral health issues
Attention to detail and able to problem solve and work independently.
Ability to work within an electronic medical record system (EMR)
Determines client service needs by assessing individual client’s level of functioning, behavioral health symptoms and history
Determine 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 patient
At 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 evaluation
After each session completes progress note, including date and time, and places in chart
Completes care slip ensuring the correct diagnosis and billing code are used
Documentation must be clinically appropriate when reviewed by CPR QA
Documentation must be in compliance with CPR training and examples given
If counseling continues beyond one visit, prepares treatment plan for client’s approval
Reviews treatment plans with client and modifies if necessary. Obtains signature
Assists client if needed with follow-up and follow-through on referrals given
Reviews treatment plan and completion of goals with client
Completes discharge plan when clinically appropriate
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Current, unrestricted license issued by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) LPC (Licensed Professional 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.
Must comply with training and supervision requirements during first 90 days of employment, and throughout employment.
All licensed, certified or registered staff will be monitored regarding restrictions, Medicare/Medicaid sanctions, criminal violations, subsequent malpractice actions and any settlement made on behalf of practitioner.
Provide evidence of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount acceptable, minimum $1/$3 million
All CPR clinical staff is required to apply for, and/or present and maintain, within 7 days of hire, a Class One Fingerprint Clearance card. If application is necessary, a copy must be submitted to include in personnel file until card is received. Also to provide a copy of the card upon any renewal. This includes any volunteers, interns and administrative staff positions as needed.
Valid driver’s license and auto insurance must be maintained at all time. Must maintain current CPR/First Aid card and bi-annual TB test.
All nurse practitioners at CPR are required to carry individual malpractice insurance.
All expirables to be renewed and submitted 30 days prior to expiration date. It is the duty of the licensee to keep all expirables active and current and report any mandated change to the Board immediately.
Additional Salary Information: Per attended appointment