Full-time | Part-time | Contract
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Position Summary: Working with Passionate Behavioral Health Center, the LCPC Counsels with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.
- Assessing mental health conditions and disorders
- Providing psychotherapy, which is therapy based on the workings of the mind rather than on medical approaches
- Suggesting courses of treatment, help adjust them as necessary and review results
- Offering brief courses of targeted treatment for a single issue, such as the death of a loved one or an assault
- Helping to manage crises, like suicide attempts, war or other traumas
- Diagnosing tough cases and advance psychopathology, or the scientific understanding of mental disorders
- Providing counseling to a wide variety of groups
- Furthering the understanding of human growth and development
- Performing research and evaluations to gather data, inform decision-making or assist larger groups or communities in making positive change
- Helping people improve their lives, careers and family situations
- Helping parents revamp their homes and lifestyles to regain control of children who may have been removed by the state
- Creating safe social and cultural communities in which children, adolescents, adults and the elderly can take part
- Supervising the practicums and internships of new counselors
- Managing paperwork
- Submitting career information and data to help inform government agencies or professional groups about the field
- Understand common mental health disorders
- Know the effects of different medications, their interactions, their side effects and other salient information so they can “keep an eye” on patients who are taking them
- Have a good bedside manner and earn the trust of consumers easily, which makes counseling more effective more quickly
- Help people make good decisions without forcing anything or giving their own opinion more weight than their clients’
- Assist people in adjusting to very difficult changes, such as layoffs or divorce
- Refer people to other resources in their communities
- Able to maintain records, proper filing system and review consumers billing.
- Help people manage disorders through the best practices techniques in their fields, ranging from psychotherapy to cognitive behavioral therapy and more
- Work well with other members of health care teams, including doctors, nurses, specialists, psychologists and social workers
Education / Qualifications
- A master’s or doctoral degree in counseling from an accredited institution.
- Continuing education to maintain licensure in the following years, including courses regarding theory as well as ethics, reporting and more.
- Adherence to a code of ethics, as established by the Maryland BOPC.
- Completion of an accredited program with certification and licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Maryland
- At least two years of full-time experience as a Counselor.
- CPR Certified
- Valid Driver’s License
- Must possess current Maryland licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
- Must be able to meet and maintain current Maryland BOPC credentialing and privileging requirements.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract
- Counseling: 1 year (Required)