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Counselor II/QMHP/C (Crisis Stabilization Unit) Nights & Weekends

at St. Joseph's Villa

Posted: 9/18/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2030

Job Description

  • Posted Date4 weeks ago(9/17/2019 11:07 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    16.15 - 16.95 hr
  • Overview

    Under the direction and supervision of the ClinicalSupervisor, the Counselor provides direct care for clients ages 5-17 residingin a short-term therapeutic Crisis Stabilization Unit (“CSU”) serving a maximumof six children concurrently. Specificresponsibilities include providing therapeutic daily care to childrenexperiencing behavioral and emotional challenges in an acute state of emotionalcrisis.

    All work is performed within a systems-basedframework and a psycho-educational model. Work is performed collaborativelywith and in support of other services offered by St. Joseph's Villa. All work also adheres to the highestprofessional ethic standard and in compliance with St. Joseph’s Villa’smission, values and guiding principles.


    Adheres to Medicaid regulations, DBHDS regulations,Villa regulations, and CSU policies at all times

    Supervises and facilitates independent dailyactivities for clients

    Creates and implements safety plans andIndividualized Service Plans for clients

    Provides psycho-education to clients to enhance social,community, and life skills

    Administers medications in accordance with programprocedures after successfully completing Medication Administration Training

    Manages behaviors and maintains rewards andconsequences in accordance with program procedures. Sets parameters and implementspositive behavior supports

    Assists clients with and supervises personal careif necessary, and washes clients’ clothing and bedding if necessary

    Assists with preparing and serving pre-packagedmeals

    Maintains the cleanliness and orderliness of theunit

    Utilizes restraints perTherapeutic Options training to maintain the safety of individual clients, staffmembers and group as a whole

    Maintainsappropriate and accurate documentation regarding clients as required

    Follows appropriate chain of command within theunit and the Villa in emergency situations

    Provides crisis intervention services in the homeor community at the time of admission and transports client to the CSU after successfullycompleting Vehicle Training

    Worksregular shifts while providing coverage on a rotating on-call basis

    Promotes good community relations and representsSt. Joseph’s Villa in a positive manner to the community and families

    Participates in staff meetings and weekly treatmentteam

    Facilitates clinically appropriate and professionaladmissions and discharges of CSU clients

    Links clients and families with external resourcesas clinically appropriate and necessary during discharge

    Attendsscheduled training programs for professional development that includes, at aminimum, trainings required by St. Joseph’s Villa and by regulatory andaccrediting bodies

    Performs other duties as directed or required


    BA/BS degree in approvedhuman services field (social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, specialeducation, human child or family development, cognitive or behavioral sciences,marriage and family therapy, art or music therapy, or health promotion)

    · Qualified Mental HealthProvider (“QMHP”) designation

    · Two years relatedclinical experience with relevant population

    · Proficiency with MicrosoftOffice Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

    · Valid Virginia driver's licenseand good driving record

    · Excellent documentationskills

    · Experience withproprietary software preferred