Job Description

Job Title: Behavioral Health Counselor, Sr
Job ID: 764151
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Days plus Every Other Weekend
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: IP Mental Health 3M_3S
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description


The purpose of this job is to provide clinical treatment services to patients in a community, inpatient, or outpatient/ambulatory setting.

 

The Behavioral Health Counselor will provide services to patients with diagnoses who meet criteria for behavioral health treatment. Acts as a senior member of the team, mentoring Behavioral Health Counselors.

 

This position is located in Jamestown, NY.  



Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate, coordinate, and liaison with other services.
  • Assist in crisis/safety planning as assigned.
  • Assist with care coordination as needed to ensure the highest quality of care to clients and families. Facilitate referrals for other clinical services during treatment and at discharge.
  • Conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and design a Positive Behavior Support Plan based upon the assessment, under the direction of the program manager or supervisor.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations of behavior plans after implementation to assess if plans need to be updated.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavior support techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of structured clinical assessment tools including specific measures of psychiatric symptomatology, family functioning, and academic achievement with an ability to communicate results and recommended course of treatment to families and other professionals.
  • Develop expertise in child/adolescent/adult psychopathology, crisis intervention / de-escalation techniques, and behavioral therapy.
  • Ensure behavior plans are implemented with fidelity by staff to maximize effectiveness.
  • Facilitate the resolution of any problematic issue related to service delivery.
  • Grows clinical skills by learning and implementing new evidenced-based behavior analytic treatment approaches on a regular basis.
  • Independently demonstrates competency in management of administrative responsibilities associated with patient care with minimal supervision. This may include but not be limited to clinical scheduling, revising of clinical documentation, and other administrative tasks.
  • On occasion, assumes supervisory role in the absence of the Leader to ensure the care of the patients, the continuity of service delivery and the safety of the patients, staff and community, as instructed.
  • Participate in necessary trainings related to the provision of services.
  • Participate in special projects assigned by supervisor.
  • Participates in the mentoring of newly hired staff and/or student interns.
  • Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program leadership.
  • Provide direct care to assigned patients.
  • Provide direct clinical supervision to assigned staff. Modes of supervision include: individual, group and onsite supervision. Treatment team meetings also will be conducted.
  • Provide individual and family therapy in a community and/or inpatient/outpatient setting.
  • Responsible for paperwork and participates in interagency team meetings. Completes all necessary department documentation per established policies.
  • Takes a senior role in providing staff in-service training to the treatment team, as directed.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Psychology; Child Development; Applied Behavior Analysis; Early Intervention; Education; Special Education; Instruction in Learning; Social Work or a related field.
  • Two years of clinical experience required.
  • Knowledge of behavior principles, evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Behavior Specialist Licensure and/or Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, National Certified Counselor, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, CASAC or other similar Behavioral Health license/certification required

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $16.92 to $27.09

Union Position: No

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