School Behavioral Counselor
Behavioral Health | Hickory, NC | Full Time
Summary of Position:
Works as a part of a multidisciplinary school-based treatment team to facilitate the provision of holistic, whole-person behavioral healthcare for all Kintegra Health patients. Provides behavioral health and substance abuse screening, brief intervention, education, and referral services for patients within a school based setting. Provides ongoing consultation and treatment planning support for school administrators, social workers, and teaching personnel to meet the needs of individual clients and school programs. Will work with patients with psycho-social, behavioral health, chronic disease, behavior change, and/or substance use concerns. Is knowledgeable of and adheres to all policies, professional practice standards, philosophies and requirements for professional clinical practice.
Education: Master’s Degree
Experience Required: Minimum two years experience in a school based setting
Professional Licensure: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in good standing with the NCLCMHC Board. Or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Certification in good standing with the Social Work Certification and Licensure Board of North Carolina. Or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT Certification.
Certification(s) : None Required
Practice reflects adherence to professional Code of Ethics. Provides evidence based assessment, intervention, consultation, and referral services for students/families (patients) with a variety of behavioral and chronic health conditions Works cooperatively as an integral part of the school system team with the goal of improving patient care and increasing team efficiency. Formulates and facilitates the implementation of behavioral health, substance abuse, and chronic disease management plans of care through use appropriate treatment modalities, interventions, and available community resources. Assists school administrators, social workers, teaching personnel with screening, identification, diagnosis, management, and treatment of behavioral health, substance use, issues, chronic disease management. Works as part of the school team at a systems level, providing both indirect and direct patient care. Engages in ongoing assessment and quality improvement strategies to assist in the implementation ongoing primary care/behavioral health integration strategies. Provides consultative services to school system team members within the scope of care definitions and provides training to other health care professionals as needed. Completes, in a timely manner, all required documentation related to patient treatment, payment for services rendered, and organizational operations. Engages in continuing education to maintain licensure and enhance professional competence relevant to medical and legal issues that impact patient care. Maintains working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources.
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