- TITLE: Counselor – CPST Services (Community-Based Clinical and Care Management Services)
SUPERVISOR: Senior Clinical Supervisor/Senior Therapist – Community-Based Clinical and Care Management Services)
HOURS PER WEEK: 40
IV. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree and certification in an evidence-based practice, or Bachelor’s Degree and three years applicable experience in children’s mental health, addiction, and/or foster care/child welfare/juvenile justice or other related human services field.
FUNCTIONS: To provide weekly individual, family, or group counseling to identified clients/families. To provide a combination of the six components of CPST in accordance with the child’s individualized treatment plan.
- Educate the child and family (and collaterals) in the identification of strategies or treatment options which help to minimize the negative effects of mental health symptoms and environmental stressors
- Identify potential issues which interfere with the child’s daily living skills, academic and/or employment progress and personal recovery, family and/or interpersonal relationships and community integration.
- Help the child/family develop daily living skills including financial management, housing options, education, and/or employment.
Strengths-Based Service Planning
- Identify strengths and needs, resources, and natural supports with the child/family (and collaterals as needed/applicable)
- Formulate goals to assist child/family and which address functional deficits that impact daily living.
- Provide restorative and rehabilitative services/supports to minimize the negative effects of behavioral and mental health symptoms
- Help the child develop safety practices which will enable him/her to seek appropriate providers/community resources.
- Educate the child/family in basic safety practices recognizing when to contact a physician or seek information from an appropriate provider.
- Help the child/family understand the purpose and possible side effects of prescribed medication.
Intensive Interventions (Counseling)
- Provide individual, family, and relationship-based counseling, supportive counseling, solution-focused interventions, to ameliorate emotional and behavioral health issues
- Help the child/family develop and implement social, interpersonal, self-care, daily living and independent living skills
- Support functional gains and community integration skills
- Assist the child/family with developing and implementing social, interpersonal, self-care, daily living and independent living skills to restore stability, support functional gains, and adapt to community living
Crisis Avoidance (Counseling)
- Assist the child to effectively respond to or avoid identified precursors or triggers that risk their ability to remain at home or in their school and community
- Assist the child and family (and collaterals, as applicable) in identifying a potential psychiatric or personal crisis
- Develop a crisis management plan with the child/family (and collaterals, as applicable) to restore stability and functioning
Intermediate Term Crisis Management
- Stabilize the child in the home and natural community environment
- Assist with goal setting to focus on the issues identified from mobile crisis or emergency room intervention
- Collaborate with Care Coordinators, Case Planners, and CFTSS intake team.
- Complete progress notes on assigned clients in the AWARDS Electronic Health Record
- Attend supervision with assigned treatment team and assigned LCSW supervisor.
- Abide by the NYS Justice Center and SAI Codes of Conduct/Ethics.
- Perform additional tasks/duties as requested.
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