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Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Category: Other
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  • *Primary Responsibilities: *
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Job code: lhw-e0-88402377

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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Licensed Mental Health Counselor
**Licensed Mental Health Counselor** -_ Full Time_
* Provides therapeutic treatment and counsels patients guiding them in the acquisition of skills and strategies for managing severe and persistent mental illness and any co-occurring substance abuse disorders and associated life stressors.
* Performs individual assessments and participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning and works collaboratively with other clinical departments to coordinate care.
* Performs necessary documentation, develops and facilitates groups, performs departmental support tasks, and assists with patient related activities under the supervision of licensed staff.
* Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the impact of psychiatric, physical , and addiction related disability upon an individual's, as well as families', physical, emotional, social, economic, and vocational status.
* Facilitates psychotherapeutic groups to assist individuals to develop an increased awareness and understanding of their psychiatric illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse while identifying individualized strategies they can utilize to maintain stability in the community.
* Provides individual therapy for patients with mental illness and/or substance addiction, helping them identify behaviors that impact decompensation patterns and realistic strategies to manage their symptoms and maintain recovery.
* Master's Degree in a mental health related discipline and licensure in the field in the state of Massachusetts.
* Demonstrate pursuit of continuing education courses relevant to the field of therapeutic treatment and recovery.
* Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in an inpatient crisis setting and/or relevant psychiatric or community based treatment program.
* Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and treatment with experience and expertise in the treatment of patients with dual diagnoses.
* Knowledge and competency to take into consideration age-related issues and developmental levels over the lifespan to meet competency requirements for the population served (adolescents through geriatric) as applicable to the

job description.
* Ability to follow directions, coordinate a variety of responsibilities and receive supervision from several sources.
* Good organizational and communication skills in a fast paced environment.
* Ability to independently recognize and perform unassigned duties in context of patient, peer, and environmental needs as they arise.
* Interpersonal ease, with empathy for adult/geriatric patients with psychiatric, substance abuse diagnoses and/or cognitive deficits.
* Current CPR upon hire or within 30 days of hire.
*Location:* Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion
*Category:* Therapy

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