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Adult Community Support Counselor Job Information
Job Type Full-Time
Category Functional Support Services
Sub Category Adult
Posted 03/28/2017
Requirements
Minimum Education University
Degree Title BS
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Description

Summary Statement

The Adult Community Support Counselor provides community-based counseling services to adults with mental health issues. This position works collaboratively with the clinical team to support the consumer in working toward and completing their therapeutic and recovery goals outlined in the treatment plan. Counseling interventions will be based in the community setting such as home, work and other social environments. This is a full time, 35 hour a week position.

Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties

• Working with adults to provide direct support within the community;

• Document and articulate treatment interventions effectively;

• Communicate symptoms, behaviors, strategies, and interventions to the clinical team

• Maintain professional codes of conduct and ethics

• Perform any additional duties assigned by supervisor

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The majority of the work takes place in the community. Manual dexterity is needed to use computers and standard office equipment. The ability to sit for extended periods of time is required. Reliable transportation, a clean driving record and auto insurance is required as home visits to clients are expected.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree with a minimum of two years of direct experience within a related field is required.

Preferred Skills

Required Skills

  • Ability to be self-directed, motivated and independent problem solver;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with clients and their families;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cohesively with other professionals across disciplines, inside and outside of the agency;
  • Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment in routine, urgent, and emergent clinical situations;
  • Ability to read, understand, apply practice standards, technical procedures, government standards and regulations;
  • Ability to acquire and effectively practice new clinical skills as needed according to evolving agency needs/services;
  • Ability to document effectively and efficiently in course of clinical work, and to navigate an electronic health record.
  • Illness Management and Recovery Management training is desired.    
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