Mental Health Specialist

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The Mental Health Specialist will counsel individuals with various mental health and behavioral health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality/behavioral disorders, phobias, and those abusing alcohol and drugs. S/he will assess individuals’ needs and develop goal plans, which may involve counseling/therapy and/or referral to another specialized agency or service. Special populations include those community members in re-entry programs.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Collect and interpret program participants’ information to perform assessments and employ a variety of evaluation techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Develop and implement goal plans for a range of mental health and behavioral health conditions; refer program participants to other agencies/services as necessary
  • Monitor program participant goal progress and adjust goal plans as required
  • Facilitate individual and/or group support sessions
  • Maintain complete case notes/records on program participants; document progress against the goal plans
  • Meet with individual’s family members/other service providers to share appropriate behavior response techniques
  • Employ crisis intervention techniques as necessary to address emergent situations

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • Supervisory responsibilities may be required
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field
  • Five to seven years of experience in counseling individuals with various mental health or behavioral health conditions
  • Experience working with residents in low-income neighborhoods
  • Working knowledge of services/resources available in the community
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification (Preferred)
  • Excellent communications, project management and records management skills
  • Trained in trauma-informed care and mental health first aid
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Current Act 33 and Act 34 clearances
  • Fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus

Salary is $55,000 annually

Annual performance bonus


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