Mental Health Professional / Aiken School Mental Health

South Carolina Job Board Aiken , SC 29801

Posted 7 days ago

Job Responsibilities

With our Agency's mission to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses, we provide a complete array of medical and support services for children, adults, and families throughout South Carolina.

  • This position is located at the Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center, 1135 Gregg Highway, Aiken, SC 29803.

Job Purpose

  • Provides evidence-based services (safe, effective, and measurable) to promote and support the recovery of persons with mental illness. Assists in developing and implementing treatment plans. Guides clients in the development of skills or strategies towards achieving and maintaining good mental health. Position will primarily deliver services in designated schools, however during school holidays and breaks some services may be delivered at the clinic.

Job Functions

  • Provides 860 patient care hours annually.

  • Ensures patients are seen in accordance with their needs.

  • Completes clinical documentation using collaborative documentation.

  • Ensures patient functionality is measured by the DLA-20.

  • Participates in clinical supervision, treatment team meetings, pursues professional development, and demonstrates effective use of social and interpersonal knowledge and skills. This includes interacting with school personnel and participating in PR activities at the school (Back to School events, etc) to educate about mental health services.

  • Reviews caseload weekly for timely discharges, engagement, transition, and follow-up.

  • Completes documentation according to QA/SCDMH standards, complies with Corporate Compliance policy and Risk Management plan, and ensures timely completion of prior authorizations.

  • Performs other duties as needed.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Minimum Requirements:

  • A Masters' degree in guidance, counseling, or the social sciences.

Preferred Qualifications

Agency (Facility) Preferences:

  • One (1) year of post-graduate experience providing counseling/treatment.

  • Licensed in SC or able to obtain licensure within six months.

  • Practical therapeutic knowledge of principles, methods and counseling practices and procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and mental disorders.

  • Ability to listen and understand and communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.

  • Knowledge of psychopathology, family dynamics, family and group psychotherapy.

  • Ability to identify and effectively utilize resources available in the community to accomplish objectives.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, families and representatives of other professional disciplines.

  • Ability to present clear and comprehensive oral and written reports.

  • Ability to lift 5 pounds and drive a state vehicle.

  • This position is considered essential and may be called back during crises/disasters/emergencies.

Additional Comments

Note:If any Agency/Internal Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex - including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. Please account for any and all gaps of employment in your application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of application completion nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children

  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave accrual per year

  • 15 days sick leave per year

  • 13 paid holidays

  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

ABMHC invites you to share our vision and passion for serving others!!!

  • Take this opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team that makes a difference in the lives of others.

  • Gain valuable on the job training, expertise and skills in evidence-based treatment, problem solving, communication and networking.

  • Be part of an innovative and diverse workforce of dedicated public mental health leaders.

  • Receive personalized coaching from a licensed and experienced clinician, with the opportunity for clinical supervision for licensure.

  • Opportunity for enhanced clinical training through conferences, consultation groups, and trainings on EBPs (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Use Disorders, EMDR).

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