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BH Counselor (Twin Lakes Center)

  • Job ID: 640508724
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: M-F, Daylight, 1 weekend per month
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: Adult Residential
  • Location: 224 Twin Lake Road, Somerset PA 15501
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.41 to $27.84 / hour


Twin Lakes Center has been providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation services since 1983. The main campus is located on over 30 acres of land in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. This remote, but easily accessible location, provides a quiet and relaxing, recovery environment. Services in this location include detoxification, short term residential treatment, partial hospitalization, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, Prevention services, and DUI services.

The BH Counselor will need a completed bachelors level degree is a human service related field, plus three years of experience in a mental health or behavioral health related enviroment. Prior drug & alcohol related experience preferred, but not required. Schedule will be M-F, daylight, with one weekend per month. Dress code is business casual and parking is provided. 



  • OtherParticipates in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program
  • Clinical TreatmentWith supervision from the Clinical Supervisor and oversight by the Psychiatric Specialty Counselor I/II is able to integrate into the overall counseling functions at the program and implements service delivery to patientsCreates a treatment plan within regulatory guidelines that includes an effective continuum of therapeutic, supportive and other services for the patients serviced by the programParticipates in regular treatment team meetings to discuss clinical cases, review and update patient treatment plans, monitor therapeutic progress and initiate recommendations for referral and continuing care
  • Supervision and TrainingReviews serious clinical problems and cases with team members and notifies team of significant changes in clinical condition of patientsCompletes annual training needs assessment per program guidelines
  • Clinical Assessments Conducts assessments of new patients using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions and referrals, as instructedAssesses changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient, IOP and/or PHP programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review
  • Clinical Treatment continued:Accepts assignments of patients with a variety and complexity of needsProvides individual and group therapy to patients in the program, as instructed Engages families in the assessment and treatment processes when indicatedProvides education to patients on recovery
  • DocumentationDocuments all assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management and other work done on behalf of patients according to guidelinesCompletes clinical documentation on the same day of service deliveryMaintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructedProvides required information about the patients according to confidentiality guidelines Provides clinical information to patient access representative personnel and insurance providers to ensure authorization for services
  • Referrals and Coordination of Clinical CareDiscusses need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendationsRefers patients to other levels of care when clinically indicated Refers patients to community based self-help programs for recovery as instructedRefers patients to other community social or human services as needed, and advocates on behalf of patients to receive necessary services as instructed



  • Bachelors degree in social science/human service field and three years of clinical experience, preferably with D&A population.
  • Masters degree preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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