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Senior Mental Health Counselor- Saint Francis University Campus

Description

UPMC Workpartners Lifesolutions is seeking a Senior Mental Health Counselor- Saint Francis University Campus in Loretto, PA! 

The position is based on the academic calendar of Saint Francis University. Hours will be daylight with some early evening appointments as needed. The position will be under the supervision of the Clinical Manager. This position will work directly with students regarding personal concerns experienced during their time on campus. The counselor will have experience in brief counseling and solution-focused treatment plans, group processes, career guidance, and planning and systemic change. Must be able to establish a climate of trust and communicate effectively with a broad range of students, employees, and family members, from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds and levels of responsibility. Must have experience with crisis intervention, referral techniques, and effective means of accessing community resources. Must be able to make successful referrals for needed assistance beyond Student Assistance Program for long-term therapy. Must have good written and oral communication. Experience in Mental Health Counseling/student assistance programs, administrative duties, case management, and clinical service delivery is strongly preferred.

This position is IN PERSON on the campus in Loretto, PA!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation and information regarding MENTAL HEALTH[BBJ1]  COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM services as requested regarding organizational needs, including but not limited to: drug testing and fitness for duty events, compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT), violent or potentially violent events, traumatic events, and downsizing activity of the organization. Coordinate and demonstrate leadership when of MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM staff as necessary, and in consultation with LS Senior Director, Clinical Director, and Clinical Manager.
  • Participate in research protocols as directed, and participate in writing, publishing, and presenting MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM programs and initiatives when possible.
  • Participate in group and individual supervision as required. Be prepared to present a clinical case in a well-ordered manner.
  • Respond to requests for department interventions, in consultation with the Senior Director, Clinical Director, and/or Clinical Manager.
  • Assist supervisory/management personnel in assessing employee performance problems and in the interpretation of MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM policies and procedures regarding problematic staff members. Provide consultation to management when a staff member's problem or impairment interferes with job performance.
  • Session benchmarks are determined, and expectations are for counselors to meet those benchmarks.
  • Maintain timely client and activity documentation. Utilize documentation systems associated with both MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM client and telehealth clients with the virtual behavioral health.
  • Provide direct insight and contributions to MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM processes that are related to program improvement based on knowledge and research in the MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM field.
  • Implement and complete special projects as requested. May serve on committees or participate in special projects.
  • Provide liaison with community and private referral resources, as well as managed care entities. Develop, recommend, and research external providers, as appropriate, and expand and improve the MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM referral network as necessary.
  • Provide independent assessment, referral, and short-term counseling to employees and their household members with personal, work- related, or career issues. Maintain confidential records for each client, and maintain ongoing case management and follow up.
  • Serve as a role model of Service Excellence for the MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM staff and institution by providing quality, comprehensive, employee counseling services that are responsive to client needs, proactive in scope, and accessible in nature. Using the Basics of Service Excellence as a guide, respond to the needs of individual employees, departments, or other organizations, with courtesy, respect, and a positive outlook that reflects the team effort of the department.
  • Facilitate annual trainings for internal MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING/STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM department utilizing years of experience and expertise in the field.
  • Provide short term, client focused interventions via in person or live video with identified clients who are looking for help with a broad range of personal or mental health needs. Educate clients on coping skills, help clients identify and set goals and assist them with tools/strategies for problem solving. Provide clinical support for telemedicine consultation in collaboration with physicians and health care providers as requested.

 

Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Social Work, Counselor Education, Counseling and Guidance, Psychology, or related behavioral sciences.
  • Pennsylvania state licensure in social work, counseling, psychology, or nursing.
  • Five (5) years of Mental Health/Student Assistance Program direct work experience in student/employer counseling and consultation
  • Experience in substance use initial evaluations, knowledge and understanding of the impact of substance use in the workplace, knowledge of resources and experience coordinating services for individuals.
  • Must have experience in brief counseling and solution-focused treatment plans, group process, career guidance and planning and, systemic change.
  • Must be able to establish a climate of trust and communicate effectively with a broad range of employees, family members, managers and administrators from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds and levels of responsibility.
  • Must have experience with crisis intervention, referral techniques, and effective means of accessing community resources.
  • Must be able to make successful referrals for needed assistance beyond EAP.Must have good written and oral communication.
  • Experience in employee assistance programs, administrative duties, case management, and clinical service delivery is strongly preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) OR Licensed Social Worker (LSW) OR Psychologist OR Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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