Interested in an opportunity with a leading Mental Health organization in NC? Alexander Youth Network is looking applicants for a Behavioral Health Counselor position in our PRTF department. Qualified applicants should have a high school/ GED Equivalent.
Please visit our website to learn more about the population you would be working with and the services we provide at www.alexanderyouthnetwork.org The PRTF(Psychiatric residential treatment facility) department is a 24/7 facility so multiple shifts are available. We currently have a need for candidates that have weekend and evening availability.
Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We deliver an effective and efficient array of services, enabling children and their families to exercise self determination, achieve their potential, and find long-lasting positive ways to connect with their community.
Alexander has combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array; a series of programs that work together from start to finish. As a child grows and improves, we can offer the stability of customized treatment to keep intact his safety net of friends and the professionals he has grown to trust. Positive changes have a chance to take root and he learns new patterns and behaviors. He improves faster and the results last longer
Provides, coordinates, and monitors a variety of direct care activities for clients in the residential, group home or other client treatment environment. Maintains the residences and clients in a clean and safe environment. Offers appropriate intervention services; facilitating individual, group and family conferences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Ensure consistent and appropriate activities according to NMT model.
Ensure clinical interventions according to NMT model.
Participation in therapeutic activities according to NMT
Participation in NMT staffing and treatment planning
Documentation quality and quantity.
Consistent routine and daily planning
Plans appropriate recreational and educational activities to enrich the therapeutic milieu through BHC's
Problem identification and proactive resolution
Effective utilization of supervisor
Care of the environment
Overall quality of care for clients
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma is required. B.A. /B.S. in a related human service field preferred. Four years Mental Health experience is preferred.
Competency is defined as the techniques, procedures, technology, skills or equipment needed to do one's job. The following competencies are required of this position: age specific competency for children and adolescents, competency in the Administration of Medications, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Life Saving/Safety to include First Aid and CPR; Working with Mental Health Population through utilization of TCI and NMT, Blood Borne Pathogens and Infection Control.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, governmental regulations, or legal documentation. Ability to write reports and business correspondence to a prescribed format and style. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of children, top managers, clients and families, volunteers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.