Indiana University Health Counselor-Behavioral Health MS (FT Days - Arnett) in Lafayette, Indiana
We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.
We are looking for a full-time days Behavioral Health Counselor to join our team at Arnett Hospital in Lafayette! This p osition will work with the staff Psychiatrist to facilitate psychiatric & substance abuse inpatient/outpatient referrals, linkage to community resources for hospital behavioral health patients in need of a variety of behavioral health & addictions-related services, as well as other resources & services. May provide some bedside supportive counseling for patients & families. We are looking for someone who is a good communicator and able to accurately share patient information to referral source and collaborate with IU Health Providers & staff.
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The Behavioral Health Counselor facilitates patient involvement in the milieu of treatment and education. Performs functions of individual, group and family counseling. Performs all functions related to utilization review and discharge planning. Effectively communicates and collaborates with all members of the health care team to facilitate the episode of care so the patient receives services in a safe and timely manner, and the patient and family are provided all necessary resources and education. Interprets and communicates complex patient/family needs and role models caring practices to other caregivers. Assess patients' and families' psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness, and ability to cope. Counsels patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs. Provides mental health assessments of patients upon physician referral. Provides therapeutic intervention to facilitate complex discharge planning. Serves as the point person in child abuse/neglect, adult/elderly abuse/neglect, institutional abuse, and domestic violence. Serves as liaison between Indiana University Health and state and county child and adult protective teams. Provides intervention in guardianship (temporary/permanent), foster care, adoption, and mental health level II placements.
• Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related area is required.
• CPI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention) certification may be required.
• Requires current licensure or license eligibility in the state of Indiana as an HSPP, LMFT, LCSW or LMHC.
• Clinical licensure preferred.
• Requires knowledge of the impact of the disease process and of human behavior to provide psychosocial assessments, short-term therapeutic counseling, and crisis intervention to patients, families and staff.
• Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child protective legal mandates.
• Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
• Maintains principles, practices and techniques of crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the community, medical teams, law enforcement, APS/CPS, schools, probation and other agencies as indicated.
• Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
• Requires relevant health care, mental health or community-based experience. REQNUMBER: 331645