Mental Health Counselor

Community Healthlink, Inc. Leominster , MA 01453

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Come join a friendly and diverse team of professionals who provide quality home visiting services for infants and toddlers. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Mental Health Counselor interested in working 12-24 hrs/wk. Flexible hours available - days, early evenings and/or Saturdays on a fee-for-service basis in the North Worcester County area.

The Early Intervention (EI) team provides strength-based, family-centered services for young children under three years of age who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay. Services are designed to meet the needs of each infant or toddler, and the needs of their family. The EI team provides services in the home/community setting with the goal of enhancing the child's physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional and adaptive skills.

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct intervention services to children birth to 3 and their families in natural settings.

  • Conduct evaluations and assessments.

  • Develop and implement Individualized Family Service Plans.

  • Coordinate services and act as a resource for children and families.

  • Assist in transition planning prior to discharge from the program. Referrals to outside agencies as needed.

  • Maintain client and administrative records according to DPH and CHL-Lipton Early Intervention Policies and Standards.

  • Adhere to all off CHL's protocols, policies, and procedures,

  • Early Intervention services are provided both in-person and/or by Telehealth.

  • Ability to work independently and contribute to the overall success of the team.

  • Maintain productivity standards according to the collective bargaining agreement if applicable.

  • Flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, verbal, written and communication skills.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of family dynamics and coping mechanics and recognizes and treats dysfunctional family processes as it relates to the growth and development of the young child.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of typical infant/toddler development in five global domains: personal-social, adaptive, motor, communication and cognition.

  • Ability to support positive child and family development.

  • Develop appropriate functional intervention techniques for infants and toddlers with atypical development.

  • Respect diverse views and approaches, demonstrate Standards of Respect, and contribute to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology or educational psychology from an accredited, recognized, educational institution. (OR) Master's degree with current licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) by the Mass Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with young children and families.

  • All candidates will be subject to a CORI review as outlined in the regulations set by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. For more information, click here.

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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Mental Health Counselor

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