Counselor-Full Time

Company: Acadia-Healthcare ( Learn More )

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Job Description

  • Provides services in accordance with accepted standards of social work and clinical practice in a timely fashion;
  • Plans and conducts individual, family, and/or group counseling;
  • Conducts, assesses, and interprets completion of appropriate section of psychosocial assessment;
  • Review multidisciplinary assessments and complete a multidisciplinary treatment plan within 72 hours of admission;
  • Coordinates discharge planning;
  • Participates as an active member of the treatment team;
  • Demonstrate ability to assess and interpret age/disability/culturally sensitive specific information;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development;
  • Communicate with patients and families in a manner sensitive to their age/disability/cultural needs;
  • Identify safety needs including ability to detect possible signs of abuse and neglect, and report to appropriate person;
  • Involve families or significant others in decision making related to treatment as appropriate;
  • Exhibits understating of professional confidentiality and ethical responsibility to patients as part of their practice;
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with patients, and is able to understand the role of transference and counter transference in the therapeutic process;
  • Functions within stated schedule of unit program, and provides support to the milieu;
  • Utilizes good oral and written communication skills, and is able to coordinate work effectively across interdepartmental boundaries and disciplines;
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