Mental Health Counselor- Day Treatment - Shelby, NC

Interested in an opportunity with a leading mental health organization?  Alexander Youth Network is looking for a Qualified Mental Health professional (QMHP) for an opportunity as a Mental Health Counselor to work in our Shelby Day Treatment program.

Our Mental Health Counselors work closely with the Licensed Therapists, Teachers, and other program staff to ensure that the clients' needs are met. A Mental Health Counselor spends about 80% of their day working directly with consumers helping them achieve their goals and the other 20% planning, documenting and completing case management duties.

Some of the MHC responsibilities include:
- Planning developmentally appropriate daily activities for the consumers and actively participates in these activities to promote healthy engagement and positive relationships.
- Providing "in the moment' feedback to consumers to promote positive achievement of their goals
- Helping to link consumers to supportive services and supports to assist them in meeting their goals across all settings.

Salary is $31,200 ($15/hour).

To learn more about our services and to apply, please visit www.alexanderyouthnetwork.org.

SUMMARY

Manages the behavior and records the treatment progress of clients in the Day Treatment learning environment.  Coordinates service delivery by assessing the needs of the child and family and linking with appropriate services. Conducts and leads group activities to support treatment goals; ensures that the Person Centered Plan is created, modified, and reviewed as appropriate through the Child and Family Team; provides agency vehicle transportation as needed. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

Completes documentation timely and accurately

Completes all mandated training

Provides quality services in accordance with NMT model and agency policies

Maintains neat work area

Adheres to TCI protocols for restrictive interventions (RIs)

Attendance:  Has minimal occurrences of unscheduled absences or lateness

QUALIFICATIONS  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  Qualified Professional (QP), Bachelors degree and 2 - 4 years of experience in child mental health and/or day treatment.  Familiarity in MS Office applications preferred.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES   Age specific competency for children and adolescents, competency in the Administration of Medications, Working with Mental Health Population through utilization of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Life Saving / Safety to include First Aid and CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens and Infection Control.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Valid Driver's license in state of residency.

BENEFITS

Alexander boasts a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA
  • Dental 
  • Vision
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!