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Behavioral Health Counselor

Company: UPMC
Location: Charlotte Hall
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionThe 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.Responsibilities:Responsible for paperwork and participates in interagency team meetings. Completes all necessary department documentation per established policies.Facilitate the resolution of any problematic issue related to service delivery.Participate in necessary trainings related to the provision of services.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.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.Provide individual and family therapy in a community and/or inpatient/outpatient setting.Conduct ongoing evaluations of behavior plans after implementation to assess if plans need to be updated.Provide direct clinical supervision to assigned staff. Modes of supervision include: individual, group and onsite supervision. Treatment team meetings also will be conducted.Demonstrate knowledge of behavior support techniques and skills to aid in the development of individualized behavior plans.Ensure behavior plans are implemented with fidelity by staff to maximize effectiveness.Provide direct care to assigned patients.Actively participate, coordinate, and liaison with other services.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.QualificationsMasters degree in Psychology; Child Development;Applied Behavior Analysis; Early Intervention; Education; Special Education;Instruction in Learning; Social Work or a related field.One year of clinical experience preferred.Knowledge of behavior principles, evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM preferredLicensure, Certifications, and Clearances:Behavior Specialist Licensure and/or Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, National Certified Counselor, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner or other similar Behavioral Health license/certification preferred.Per Maryland state regulations, if candidate has a Masters in Psychology, they must hold a LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) or a LGPS (Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor). If candidate has a Masters in Social Work, they must hold a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work)Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) OR Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteranIndividuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Keywords: UPMC, Alexandria , Behavioral Health Counselor, Healthcare , Charlotte Hall, Virginia

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