MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

Organization: TIDWELL SOCIAL WORK SERVICES AND CONSULTING, INC.
Location: Idaho-Eastern/Twin Falls
Mission(s): Health, Mental
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Apr 21, 2022

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education: Master's Degree
Career Level: Entry Level (Less Than 2 Yrs Experience)
Nonprofit Experience: Desired / Not Required

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Us: Tidwell Social Work is a mental health clinic that specializes in the treatment of trauma particularly with people from other cultures and those who are not fluent in English. We are a private not-for-profit organization focused on working together to achieve our mission. We value a diverse staff that reflects the clients we work with.

 

Tidwell Social Work Services & Consulting, Inc.

Clinician Job Description

 

Clinician Position Summary:

Clinicians pursue the mission of the agency by providing direct services to clients, through collaboration with other agencies and through community building activities that can extend the depth of healing for clients. 

 

  1. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning:
    1. Provides services with the assistance of a language interpreter for clients with limited English proficiency.
    2. Obtains bio-psychosocial history through the client interview, collaterals with family members and other professionals when appropriate and by reviewing available records.
    3. Completes thorough Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment (CDA) and corresponding treatment plan within 30 days of admission for individuals referred for services.
    4. Participates with colleagues in clinical consultation.

 

  1. Clinical Interventions:
    1. Provides individual, family and group therapy with clients accepted for services.
    2. Remains current with best practices and industry trends.
    3. Provides crisis intervention and conflict resolution assistance to clients and their families as indicated.
    4. Conducts risk assessments and helps clients develop safety plans when needed.
    5. Adapts treatment methods according to the cultural needs of the client.
    6. Provides services with the assistance of a language interpreter for clients with limited English proficiency.
    7. Communicates pertinent service plan information to Tidwell staff as needed.
    8. Participates in collaborative treatment coordination meetings and trainings as directed by the clinical supervisor or Executive Director.
    9. Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.

 

  • Client Information System:
    1. Maintains all required client documentation in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
    2. Maintains an awareness of applicable laws, regulations and licensing requirements as they relate to client documentation (please refer to the Resource Manual that includes: Mental Health Law, Medicaid Regulations, Optum Regulations, and Private Insurance Providers).
    3. Responsible for providing appropriate documentation of all therapy/counseling sessions, significant collateral contacts, and phone conversations, etc. consistent with applicable regulatory requirements.
    4. Assures all needed releases of information and other paperwork are present in the file and up-to-date. Promptly requests new or additional information and paperwork as needed.
    5. Completes required documentation to ensure timely billing for services provided.

 

  1. Team/Supervision Meetings:
    1. Participates in bi-weekly clinical team meetings with clinical supervisor.
    2. Participates in bi-weekly case staffing with clinical supervisor.
    3. Participate in peer consultation as needed.
    4. Participates in other program service meetings upon request from CBRS/Case Management, Peer Support, or Family Support Service Supervisors, to coordinate services and/or collaborate on shared cases.
    5. Attends monthly all staff meetings in order to stay current on agency vision, upcoming community events, conferences, and trainings, as well as participate in discussion forum on new ideas or address problematic concerns.

 

EDUCATION:

Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy and an active license as a mental health professional in the State of Idaho.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, board of directors, and the general public.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Current Driver's License and proof of auto liability insurance must be current in personnel file.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to travel on an as-needed basis.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to relate to children on their physical level; this includes walking, standing, stopping, running, sitting, climbing, crawling, kneeling, pulling, lifting, carrying, and crouching. The employee must be able to lift 25 pounds and must be able to transport self to various locations within the community.

For More Information, Visit: www.tidwellservices.com


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