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Mental Health Counselor

Lotus Recovery Centers

This is a Contract position in Wilmington, DE posted November 23, 2021.

The Mental Health Counselor performs independent advance work in the therapeutic care, treatment and rehabilitation for clients with primary mental health issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carrying out tasks in the therapeutic care, treatment and rehabilitation of persons with mental health problems
  • Providing, facilitating, and supervising individual and group counseling
  • Working with other social agencies, managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, courts, prisons and Case Managers in planning to meet the needs of clients and assisting them in utilizing these resources
  • Preparing treatment plans, histories, writing letters, making reports and keeping records
  • Encouraging, reassuring and giving needed support
  • Recommending educational and occupational training and/or possibilities for placement
  • Providing assessment and evaluations based on appropriate criteria
  • Continue special training in areas designated by the Clinical Program Director
  • Keep records such as bio-psychohistory and assessments, evaluations and keep client case records current according to the established guidelines
  • Ensure collection of urine samples 
  • Attend, participate, and when necessary, help facilitate special events, such as retreats, trips, workshops, etc. 
  • Be a role model for pro-social behaviors
  • Be responsible for a full client caseload and act as a lead counselor
  • Support and demonstrate adherence to Lotus Healthcare Groups’ Code of Ethics and Conduct and all personnel policies and procedures
  • Maintain appropriate professional certificates and credentials
  • Be responsible for re-entry residents or others needing advanced care
  • Moderate special groups such as marathons, extended groups, family meetings, workshops or presentations

Education, Experience and Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of the bio-psycho-social characteristics and manifestations of r mental illness
  • Advanced knowledge of individual and group behavior and the effective ways of working with people to produce ongoing recovery
  • Advanced ability to work effectively with people and aid them in adjusting to their specific problems
  • Advanced ability to identify the needs of clients and to gain their confidence and cooperation in assisting them to obtain their goals
  • Advanced ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other members of staff, outside agencies, institutions, and the general public
  • Advanced ability to successfully work with others from various cultures and backgrounds
  • Significant knowledge of facility and/or levels, their primary functions and an understanding of why residents move from one level to another
  • Significant knowledge and experience in running groups, seminars, meetings and/or specialized therapeutic groups and activities 
  • Basic knowledge of supervisory and training techniques and a demonstrated ability to carry out such responsibilities

Scheduled Hours

Tuesday through Saturday: 9am-6pm.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Addiction Medicine

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All clients will be required to wear masks, social distance and submit to temperature checks prior to entering our sites.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

License/Certification:

  • LMHC (Preferred)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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