The Community Based Counselor I is responsible for providing goal-directed training to enable Intercept clients to achieve stability and independence in a community based environment. The Community Based Counselor I provides training to Intercept clients in areas including functional health and safety skills, appropriate personal and interactive behavior, activities of daily living, use of community resources, medication management assistance, and overall monitoring of health and welfare.
Education:Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-A): A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field and at least one year clinical experience providing direct services to adults with a mental health diagnosis.
Or, Qualified Paraprofessional (QPP): A minimum of an Associate's degree (or comparable credits) in a human services field and at least one year clinical experience providing direct services to adults with a mental health diagnosis.
Or, Qualified Mental Health Professional-Eligible (QMHP-E): A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college without one year of clinical experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field and is enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral clinical program and is actively taking at least 3 credits per semester. Staff hired as a QMHP-E must participate in Intercept's monthly DBHDS approved training curriculum, and participate in weekly supervision with a LMHP.
Experience: 1-3 years' clinical experience providing direct services to adults and/or youth with a mental health diagnosis. Active enrollment in a Master's or Ph.D. clinical program will be considered in lieu of clinical experience.
Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
QMHP-A certification required. Current driver's license, safe automobile, and current and sufficient auto insurance. Tuberculosis test/screening, CPR & First Aid Certification, and behavior management training certification.