Direct Care Counselor

Employer
Btst Services Llc
Location
Hagerstown, MD
Posted
Nov 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 26, 2021
Ref
222292753
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
PerksFlexible ScheduleEmployee Paid Voluntary BenefitsCompetitive 401K Match totaling 100% of first 3% contribution and 50% match for any additional contribution up to 5% for Full Time employeesMedical, Dental, Vision Insurance for Full Time employeesFLSA Classification: ExemptEssential Functions:Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP), promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives. Psychiatric rehabilitation services are collaborative, person directed and individualized. PRP focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice. More specifically PRP is designed to reduce or eliminate the maladaptive behaviors that stem from the presence of one or more mental health diagnosis in minors and adults. Psychiatric Rehabilitation has a direct correlation to psychical health rehabilitation and how it affects the human body and overall functioning. It is important when attempting to overcome a psychical condition prohibiting proper functioning of particular body parts, to improve bodily functions through physical health rehabilitation, likewise in Psychiatric Rehabilitation it is also important to an individuals mental stability and functioning. PRP services with the help of family and others involved in the clients care, establishes specific individual rehabilitation goals targeted to improving each clients improper behaviors and functioning stemming from their diagnosis which included but limited to ADHD, Bi Polar, Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiance. BTST provides blended PRP services, to include both on and offsite visitation.Job Duties:Complete Four (4) visits each month for at least a minimum of one (1) hour for minors. Complete Six (6) visits each month for a minimum of 30 minutes for adults.Blended Services Require Onsite (Office Visitation) & Offsite (Home/Community Visitation)Onsite - (Office Visitation Only)Offsite (Home/Community Visitation Only)Complete BIRP and Onsite notes related to behaviors observed and interventions applied for services rendered to clients.Complete monthly notes at the end of every month, recording goals addressed, and clients progress to ensure service delivery is related to clients presenting problems and overall mental health needs.Completed Individual Rehabilitation Plans for clients every 90 days (review).Engage in supervision on a monthly basis with Direct Supervisor.Attend staff meetings and trainings on a monthly basis, and as scheduled by Direct Supervisor OR Program Director.Collaborate with therapist & document communication on a monthly basis for continuity of goal development for each client.Direct Care Staff will complete a Medical Care Coordination Form every 6 months, documenting the concerns reported by client/family/doctor/mental health clinician and any referrals processed to be logged in the client file and will be monitored by your Direct Supervisor and Quality Director.Collaborate with other individuals pertinent to clients overall care (parents, guardians, and/or teachers etc.) to monitor behavior and goal attainment on at least a bi-weekly basis.Provide guidance to clients regarding vocational, educational, family, social, and overall daily life choices.Active participation in linking clients to resources.Intake Specialist:Determine clients eligibility and need for rehabilitation services. (Intake/Initial Screening)Analyze & Interprets the pertinent Educational; Social; Medical; Psychological; & Behavioral information relative to the client in order to determine level of aspiration, interest, motivation, and aptitude related to the client achieving goals.Develop comprehensive Individual Rehabilitation Plans for clients within the first 30 days (Initial IRP)Minimum Qualifications:A degree in a health related field OR 30 hours toward a health related fieldOROne year of work direct care experience in a supervised mental health setting AND are responsible for implementing activities outlined in minor IRPsTravel Requirement: PRP Counselors must use personal vehicle for all appointments with clients. Counselors must be able to travel to in person supervision appointments as well as other required events, meetings, and activities. Telehealth is temporarily encouraged due to Covid-19.In accordance with (COMAR 10.21.29.09), Direct Care Counselors must have 60 hours of orientation/training/shadowing before providing services to minors served by the program. These 60 hours will be paid at the minimum wage per State and County regulations. These hours must be completed within a two-week period and will be structured by direct supervisor. Temporarily Providing Telehealth services due to COVID-19.We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities that require an accommodation or assistance a position, please call 443-522-0234 or email t.chance@. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. 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