|Midland - Counselor|
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|Title:||Midland - Counselor|
|Location:||St. Louis, MO|
DUTIES: The Counselor will proactively provide mental health and substance abuse assessment, intervention counseling and referrals for shelter residents. Educate staff and residents on crisis intervention, stress management, mental health and addiction.
1. Conduct the initial assessment including psycho-social, mental status and substance abuse of newly admitted shelter residents to determine client needs and make referrals for on-going treatment as appropriate.
2. Develop, implement, monitor and enhance family treatment plans, including short and long term goals, designed to help families manage stress and develop positive coping skills.
3. Monitor recovering residents’ sobriety through weekly meetings with residents’ counselor at treatment program.
4. Maintain treatment attendance record on all residents in mental/substance abuse treatment programs.
5. Provide prevention services by regularly educating staff and residents on chemical dependency, co-dependency, stress management and other mental health issues.
6. Maintain community outreach by networking with community organizations related to mental healthy substance abuse and crisis intervention such as BHR NCDA, NAMI, etc…
7. Establish in-house 12 Step support meetings, assist in meeting maintenance, facility availability and act as agency liaison.
8. Facilitate support group meetings for various populations in the shelter, women, teens, couples, etc.
9. Regularly meet with each family/individual in the program to assess for mental health or substance abuse issues.
10. Participate in regular staff meetings presenting to staff cases including individual case plans for further development and revisions.
11. Maintain client files, fill out all pertinent forms, share pertinent information with key staff, keep ongoing case notes of client’s progress and maintain case record in accordance with agency standards.
12. Work closely with program aides, regularly read program, and discuss client situations with program aides.
13. Become involved in professional and community organizations when possible.
14. Provide regular, scheduled “on-call” service, through agency supplied pager, for crisis intervention to shelter.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in counseling, social work, human services or related field with one year related work experience. Combination of education and experience will be considered. LPC or LCSW is a plus. Must have an outgoing personality with good communication skills and an ability to work with difficult individuals. Strong leadership style and good organizational skills required. Commitment to carry out The Salvation Army’s mission is essential. Knowledge of The Salvation Army and government, state and community resources is helpful. Must have working knowledge of computers. Must have reliable transportation, a valid drivers’ license and pass TSA MVR check.
CONTACT PERSON: ANNIE ROWE
ADDRESS: 10740 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63132