16 September 2020
Behavioral Health Counselor

Behavioral Health Counselor
Washington State
 
 Summary:
The Behavioral Health Counselor is one who provides professional counseling services within the mission, values and goals of the organization. The Counselor will work with children, adolescents, adults, and families to promote good therapy outcomes. The Counselor provides assessment, individual, group and family therapy; as well as diagnosis of patients experiencing serious mental and/or emotional disorders.  The Counselor works with other Behavioral Health providers and Family Medicine staff to achieve integrated care and optimal outcomes for the patient.
Detailed responsibilities:
  • Serves as a member of the treatment team, providing assessment, individual, group, and family therapy, as well as diagnosis of patients experiencing a variety of mental/emotional disorders within the facility’s infrastructure.
  • Develops, implements, and modifies client treatment plans. 
  • Follows facilities procedures regarding the provision of patient care and documentation.
  • Completes patient program and billing records in a timely manner and in accordance with all applicable standards, regulations, or requirements that may be set forth by contract.   
  • Works in an integrated fashion with other disciplines, diagnosing problems, formulating treatment plans, and evaluating patient progress.
  • Provides input for the formulation of Behavioral Health policies and procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in delivery of behavioral health services, regulatory requirements, and political/professional initiatives.
  • Identifies staff training needs and recommends professional development as needed.
  • Attends workshops, meetings, conferences and serves on committees that support scope of employment within reasonable timeframes and expectations.
  • Participates in community welfare activities and serves as liaison to other agencies
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of ethical standards, principles and practices of social work, counseling, and human behavior.
  •  Knowledge of clinical assessment techniques, interviewing and other information gathering practices.
  • Ability to make independent clinical judgments.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, colleagues, and other community partners.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.
Required Work Experience: At least two years’ of clinical experience providing behavioral health services










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