The Program Counselor assists patients in meeting their bio-psycho-social needs by means of support services and therapeutic techniques. These will include but will not be limited to assessment, consultation, teaching, support services for patients and families, crisis intervention, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, interdisciplinary treatment planning, and discharge planning.
* May be required to work varying units within the Department. Call - required.
* Able to relate to ill and disabled patients of all ages, bilingual patients, emotionally distressed patients and families and with hospital personnel.
* Able to read, write and speak English in an understandable manner.
* Possess visual and hearing acuity, and/or the ability to assess, document and implement actions required to meet patient/family needs.
* Able to deal with high stress and high demand work environment.
* Able to cope with varying and unpredictable situations tactfully with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, and the general public.
* Able to respond to emergency and crisis situations in a timely and professional manner.
* Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, or clinically related behavioral health field
* At least two (2) years experience in a behavioral health setting, with demonstrated expertise in individual, family and group therapies, and crisis intervention - required
* Must have strong family therapy skills - preferred.
* Inpatient behavioral health experience- preferred.
Certificate and Licensure:
* Must possess a state license or be able to obtain such license within 90 days of hire; (LCSW, LPC, LMFT or licensed psychologist).
* BLS (American Heart Assoc.) successfully completed within 30 days of hire.
* CPI training required within three (3) month introductory period.
* Fingerprints - required