School Mental Health Counselor or Senior Counselor - (210000HJ)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Department of Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent Division) has an opening within its Center for School Mental Health Program for a Couneslor or Senior Counselor . The individual would provide a broad range of clinical services including: 1) assessments and evaluation, 2) individual, group, and family therapy, 3) crisis intervention, 4) teacher consultations, and 5) school-wide education and training regarding mental health issues. The selected candidates' titles will be determined based on their qualifications.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
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In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Assess risk by screening and interviewing patients. Identify psychosocial condition and needs and determine the best course of therapeutic treatment
Evaluate, refer and counsel individuals, families or groups to assess needs and address issues. Provides preventative, protective, or supportive services to individuals or groups who are in or threatened by situations detrimental to their well-being or that of the community.
Development of treatment plans and healthcare evaluation for a variety of patient issues
Documents patient progress in electronic medical record system. Perform chart reviews and generates note on evaluations, therapy sessions, reports and other accountability measures.
Consult with and work in collaboratively with other therapists, community partners, educators, and if applicable, researchers. Provide work coordination and training to graduate and undergraduate level trainees in their clinical work.
Additionally the Counselor:
Works under the supervision of a licensed professional and assist individuals and/or groups in identifying, understanding and decreasing the impact of social, emotional and environmental factors associated with illness, through the provision of a broad variety of direct social services and programs.
Work under the supervision of a LCSW-C or LCPC when any care provision is involved.
Additionally the Senior Counselor:
Works independently with individuals, couples, families, and other groups to help them to manage and overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues.
With the client as a participant, senior counselors use individualized treatment plans and a variety evidence-based practices and programs to help process and address feelings, and behaviors; assists with helping consumers to achieve social-emotional-behavioral success and well-being.
Counselor: Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology. Licensed Master Social Work - (LMSW) or Licensed Graduate professional Counselor - (LGPC) in the State of Maryland Senior Counselor: Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology. One (1) year of post-licensure (LCSW, LCSW-C, or LCPC) experience in related area of treatment including responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others. Licensed as Licensed Certified professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland or Licensed as Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland. Preferred Experience: Prior experience with school mental health.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:
Possess knowledge of best practices in the field as well as relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies related to children's mental health. Able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision-making processes.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and to understand implications of FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations. Ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using best practice clinical techniques and consultative approaches.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse patient population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision making processes.
Excellent organizational skills.
The Hiring Range for the Counselor is in the low $50,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
The Hiring Range for the Senior Counselor is in the high $50,000s to low $60,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - e3104D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Psychiatry
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2021
Unposting Date: Jul 31, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 172041
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.