Mental Health Counselor- Day Treatment - Shelby, NC
Do you have in interest in working with North Carolina's leader in children's behavioral healthcare? Alexander Youth Network needs you!
Why Join Alexander Youth Network?
Founded in 1888, Alexander Youth Network is the leading provider of children's mental and behavioral health in North Carolina and serves over 10,000 children and youth adults annually. Headquartered in Charlotte with service locations in the central, western, and Southern Piedmont regions of the state, Alexander combined a variety of treatment programs into a complete Service Array, to meet the need of our clients - wherever they are.
Our services include:
Diagnostic Outpatient Services
Substance Use Treatment
In addition to our mental health services, our programs under The Relatives (Mecklenburg) and Youth Focus (Guilford) serve youth and young adults in crisis through transitional living programs, crisis centers, a resource center in Charlotte, and a maternity home in Greensboro.
To learn more about services, please visit www.alexanderyouth.network.org.
What you would do:
Alexander Youth Network is looking for a Qualified Mental Health professional (QMHP) for an opportunity as a Mental Health Counselor to work in our North Shelby Day Treatment Pass 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responds appropriately to each client according to their treatment plan.
Restrains aggressive clients in accordance with Youth Focus Policy and Procedure.
Monitors client status and documents and/or reports findings to appropriate staff.
Assists with educational, therapeutic and recreational components of the program, monitors orderliness of environment and client safety.
Serves as client advocate; establishes rapport; is aware of and respects the rights and dignity of all clients.
Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe physical environment according to established guidelines.
Interacts with clients in a therapeutic manner.
Must be able to physically restrain and implement a therapeutic hold in accordance with agency policy and procedure.
Possesses basic knowledge of group dynamics and can effectively facilitate a community, support or task group.
Has completed all required training and demonstrates a proficiency in all areas of the MHT position.
Maintains sensitivity to cultural differences with client population.
May be assigned other duties as needed.
Education & Experience
BA/BS in the human services discipline and two years experience with the service population.
Certifications and Licenses
Must have a valid driver's license and maintain the ability to be covered under agency auto insurance.
What We Offer:
Alexander offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
Medical with Employer-Sponsored HRA
401(k) with Employer Match
Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Employee Recognition Programs
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no cost
Discounts and Perks such as AAA, credit union membership, and more!
Alexander youth network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities