Mental Health/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor (535-136)

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor/Clinical Director of Community Case services, the position is responsible for the provision of direct services which promote the ability of clients to participate in appropriate community activities and which contribute to the development and utilization of skills necessary for independent living. Additionally, the Counselor will participate in the assessment of the client's rehabilitation needs and in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the client's individual rehabilitation plan. He/she is also responsible for providing crisis services, including intensive support and assistance, and may be required to provide follow up services to suspended or discharged clients.
The Counselor is also responsible for ensuring that clients develop and utilize skills that contribute to the maintenance of a safe residential environment as well as documenting service delivery. Also, may be privileged to provide basic health teaching in the areas of nutrition, exercise, dental care, substance abuse prevention, and prevention of injury and illness at home and in the community as well as training in communication disease prevention.
Maintain a caseload of twenty (20) clients and bill for all eligible clients
Services will be provided that address clients' rehabilitative service needs.
Clients will participate safely and more independently in activities of community life.
VOAC policies and procedures will be implemented and programmatic requirements will be met.
Required Skills
Possess an Associate's Degree in Human Services and have one year of experience working with individuals involved in social, resident and/or rehabilitative services. A high school diploma or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and three years experience may be substituted for the Associate's Degree.
This position requires driving your personal vehicle for company business. Must be privileged to drive according to the criteria set forth by Agency MVR guidelines.
Valid driver's license in jurisdiction of residence
Vehicle liability coverage if driving personal vehicle (on occasion, may be required to transport clients in personal vehicle)
May be required to drive a van
Acceptable Criminal background check, OIG Exclusion check
Negative Drug Screening
CPR/First Aid Certification must be acquired and maintained once employed
Required Experience
Two to three years of experience working with individuals involved in social, resident and/or rehabilitative services.

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