Metrocare Services

  • Licensed Professional Counselor-DDP

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/19/2018 4:11 PM)
    ID
    2018-3731
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Working for Metrocare isn’t just a job. It’s a career where your skills and passion for delivering quality care make a positive difference to the individuals that we serve.

     

    Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 57,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.

     

    The LPC is primarily responsible for monitoring services and providing counseling and therapeutic services for families enrolled at Metrocare's Behavioral Treatment Center. The LPC uses a basic knowledge of diagnostic characteristics, symptomology of primary mental illness/developmental disabilities and a knowledge of medications, side effects and benefits to provide services in a person-centered, supportive, clinic-based environment.

     

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned.) 

    • Attends all treatment team meetings and is alert to opportunities for promoting/providing psychosocial rehabilitation or use of community resources for consumers. Contributes to team knowledge and understanding of each consumer. 
    •  Provides individual and/or family training in living skills such as social skills, coping skills, personal hygiene, personal organization, anger management, etc.
    •  Provides therapeutic counseling services.
    •  Assists with the involvement and education of the consumer’s family at a level acceptable to the consumer.
    •  Assists with monitoring and continued assessment of assigned consumers. These activities may require home visits.
    •  Responds to crisis or potential crisis situations and ensures the appropriate level of care through the coordination of services or the provision of community support services.
    •  Documents services in the automated clinical record keeping system with 24 hours after services have occurred.
    •  Maintains required productivity levels as outlined in Center/Unit policies.
    •  Maintains confidentiality of information concerning consumers and family members.  

    COMPETENCIES:

    The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • Self-motivating, able to work independently
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to communicate and collaborate with a variety of individuals, teams and systems.
    • Able to apply working knowledge of MS Office 95/97
    • Knowledge of issues and challenges relating to autism spectrum disorders
    • Demonstrated training and experience in individual and group counseling techniques
    • Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies and procedures related to the Agency and all stakeholders
    • Creative service implementation processes designed to meet the needs of people served.
    • Emergency/Crisis Intervention skills

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

    Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or related field with 2 to 3 years of specialized experience.

     

    CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, TRAINING, REGISTRATIONS:

    • Licensure as an LPC in the State of Texas.

    Metrocare couldn’t have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. That’s why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training and an outstanding benefits package:

    • Medical/Dental/Vision
    • Paid Leave
    • Paid Holidays
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Retirement Plan, including employer matching
    • Health Savings Account, including employer matching
    • Professional Development Allowance
    • Bilingual Stipend – up to 6% of the base salary
    • Many other benefits

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

     

    Tobacco Free Facilities - Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free.

     

    No calls from staffing agencies or independent recruiters

     

     

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