MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR -Trauma Recovery Center

Location: METROHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER

Biweekly Hours: 80.00

Shift: 8am-4:30pm

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.

Summary:


Assists clients and their families who have been victims of crime in resolving issues following their traumatic event(s). Coordinates care to offer an array of trauma recovery services, including trauma-focused counseling and clinical case management. Performs assessments, clinical triage, treatment planning, and clinical counseling using evidence-based best practices. Makes referrals for additional evaluations, treatment, and aftercare within The MetroHealth System (MHS) or with community partners. Serves as a credible/knowledgeable consultant to medical staff and management regarding trauma, victimization, trauma-informed practices, and the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) model. Collaborates with Psychiatrists and other colleagues as needed.

Qualifications:

Required: Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, or other Behavioral Health-related field of study from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or another similar accrediting body. Experience managing a caseload of patients. Currently licensed by the State of Ohio as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Experience working with trauma treatment and interventions. Ability to effectively engage and help clients overcome psychosocial barriers to recovery. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with personal computers for documentation and record-keeping purposes. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred: Currently licensed by the State of Ohio as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Experience with Psychiatric evaluations and dispositions. Experience with therapeutic interventions and treatment planning. Bi-lingual language capabilities. Physical Requirements: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day. May need to sit or stand for extended periods. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment is required. May need to lift to twenty-five (25) pounds on occasion. Ability to communicate face-to-face, via phone, email, and other communications. Ability to see computer monitor and departmental documents.