Job Description

Job Title: Mental Health Counselor II
Job ID: 745994
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday - Friday (4 hour shifts)
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: Residential Treatment
Location: 51 Glasgow Avenue, Jamestown NY 14701


The incumbent is primarily responsible for the provision and coordination of counseling and casework services within the OASAS Licensed Substance Abuse Program. The incumbent is further responsible for educating and assisting individuals with daily living, financial, socialization, mobility and survival skills.


  • Casework Activities: Facilitate access to needed community vocational, via established linkages with vocational/educational service providers in the local community and refer[s] patients who are appropriate for these services. Communicates with treatment team members and keeps members informed of consumers progress. Attends treatment team and all other scheduled meetings as deemed appropriate. Attends all monthly staff meetings. Provides internal and external liaison to appropriate service providers in accordance with the consumers service plan.

  • Counseling Activities: Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all consumers, striving to exceed their expectations for service, quality and delivery. Assist staff and patients in developing and implementing a comprehensive program of vocational rehabilitation services that will result in patient’s involvement in employment, skills training or education activities. Meets with assigned consumers at least once weekly to discuss progress; address setbacks and assists consumers with identifying their treatment needs. Assists consumers with identifying and achieving personal goals; communicates goal progress to consumer on a weekly basis and provides feedback when needed. Provides education and guidance to assist consumers with making vocational choices. Uses crisis intervention techniques to effectively de-escalate consumer behavior and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Develop and lead social and educational on-site  vocational groups. 
  • Documentation Activities: Writes thorough, informative and complete shift progress notes. Gives a verbal shift report to on-coming staff. Completes all documentation in a timely manner and provides follow-up as needed. Reports concerns/discrepancies immediately to the Supervisor.




  • Bachelors degree in counseling, psychology, sociology, or otherwise related field with a minimum of two years of experience in the career counseling of clients with alcohol/substance abuse problems and/or clients from other disadvantaged populations.
  • Masters degree preferred. Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Salary Range: $13.13 to $18.88 / hour

Union Position: No

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