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Mental Health Counselor

Lotus Recovery Centers

This is a Full-time position in Wilmington, DE posted November 24, 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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