School Mental Health Counselor or Senior Counselor - (190001HK)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has a full-time opening with the School Mental Health Program for a Counselor or a Senior Counselor dependent upon the chosen candidate's qualifications. The Counselor or Sr. Counselor position would provide a full continuum of mental health services and consultation to youth with severe behavioral and emotional challenges who are enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools. The individual would provide a broad range of clinical services including: 1) assessments and evaluation, 2) individual, group, and family therapy, 3) crisis intervention, 4) teacher consultations, and 5) school-wide education and training regarding mental health issues. The primary duty of the position is to provide direct clinical services and school-based consultations, including clinical diagnosis and treatment plans, individual and group therapy, professional consultation with school staff, and program development at the school site. The position is also responsible for maintaining patient records and completing other required paperwork. The counselor will provide counseling services in a school in Baltimore City Public Schools.
This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Assess risk by screening and interviewing patients. Identify psychosocial condition and needs and determine the best course of therapeutic treatment
Evaluate, refer and counsel individuals, families or groups to assess needs and address issues.
Provide preventative, protective, or supportive services to individuals or groups who are in or threatened by situations detrimental to their well-being or that of the community.
Development of treatment plans for a variety of patient issues
Perform chart reviews and generates note on evaluations, therapy sessions, reports and other accountability measures.
Consult with and work collaboratively with case manager, other therapists, community partners, educators, and if applicable, researchers.
Counselor: Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology. Licensed Master Social Worker in Maryland (LMSW) or Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC).
Senior Counselor: Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology. Licensed as Certified Social Work (LCSW) in the State of Maryland or Licensed as Licensed Certified professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland. One (1) year of post-licensure experience in related area of treatment including responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others.
No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.
Experience providing mental health services to children and adolescents and their families, and experience providing services to youth with disabilities in a school setting are highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
Possess knowledge of best practices in the field as well as relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies related to children's mental health. Able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision-making processes.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and to understand implications of FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations. Ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using best practice clinical techniques and consultative approaches.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse patient population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision making processes.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work independently, interface with school staff and other professionals, and provide high quality care in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of the school system is preferred.
The Hiring Range for the Counselor is high $40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
The Hiring Range for the Senior Counselor is mid $50,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3104D/E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Psychiatry
Job Posting: Nov 8, 2019
Unposting Date: Nov 30, 2019, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 138061
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.