Behavioral Health Counselor - Shamrock

St. Louis , MO 63101
6/9/2021

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Position Description

The Behavioral Health Counselor will utilize wrap-around philosophy and techniques to assist clients with mental health and substance use disorder/recovery challenges who are transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency and stability. The Behavioral Health Counselor will meet with clients to provide individual and group therapy counseling as well as helping the client to identify family and natural supports in the community, collaborate to develop an Individual Service Strategy/Treatment Plan of Care, coordinate individualized services for affordable housing placement, coordinate the involvement of providers working in the home and community setting and document all support related to activities and services.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify family, natural and wrap-around supports
• Conduct interviews with clients to develop treatment plan
• Provide on-going counseling/case management services for a caseload of clients
• Contribute to the ideas and processes of the ICM team and collaborate with the ICM team
• Assist with housing placement based on desires of clients
• Assess the strengths, desires and immediate/long term needs of the client
• Develop or contact family and natural supports which exist in the community
• Receive input from ICM team regarding employment, housing, mentoring, substance use and other immediate/long term needs
• Assist in daily running of treatment program (Shamrock Club)
Document all referrals or services provided to client into Case Worthy/Service Point systems
• Complete departmental paperwork
• Daily updates to electronic files in Case Worthy/Service Point to include any types of client contact, services or any internal or external referrals made for each client
Provide Case Management
• Adhere to the strategies and goals outlined in the ISS and Treatment Plan
• Address client needs by providing necessary referrals
• Coach clients to make solid, well-informed decisions
Perform Outreach
• Refer client to additional resources to address other service needs

DIRECT REPORTS
None

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• BSW, Counseling, Psychology degree or Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred
• Perform effective case management
• Knowledge of behavioral health issues and substance use disorder issues required
• Knowledge of housing and other supportive service resources

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Interest in helping clients reach full potential
• Good planning skills
• Ability to work well with a wide range of people
• Ability to handle confidential information
• Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
• Ability to process large volumes of paperwork
• Ability to engage and work with community programs

BENEFITS
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Paid life insurance
• Long-term disability insurance
• Flexible spending account
• 403b with company match
• Holiday pay
• Paid time off (self-care days, birthday and personal day)
• Paid paternity and maternity leave
• Paid sick days
• Wellness perks
• Employee appreciation days
• Learning and development resources
• And much more!

Type: Full-time