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Date Posted: 6/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

General Purpose of Position:

The Primary Counselor – Phase 1 is responsible for coordinating and providing individual and family counseling, case management, group therapy, and bio-psycho-social assessment services to patients in a residential setting. The candidate will demonstrate expertise in evidence-based treatment modalities for dual diagnoses, case management, development of patient support systems, and discharge/continuing care planning. The Primary Counselor – Phase 1 will collaborate with the treatment team to plan and coordinate the patient’s movement through the continuum of care.


Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

·         Responsible for conducting weekly counseling groups.

·         Conduct initial assessment and create treatment plans and updates to treatment plan with cooperation from the clinical team.

·         Assist patients in developing measurable treatment and discharge goals and objectives.

·         Lead group counseling sessions and psycho-educational groups.

·         Provide liaison services between patient and family.

·         Document all services via EMR system.

·         Meet with patients on an individual basis when requested by patient or recommended by Clinical Director.

·         Document progress notes in patient files following each individual session.

·         Maintain frequent contact with Clinical Director regarding individuals' progress.

·         Responsible for attending and participating in mandatory weekly clinical and interdisciplinary staff meetings to discuss patient care and all aspects of treatment.

·         Maintain and adhere to all Federal, State, and County regulations regarding patient confidentiality and staff code of ethics.

·         Participate in continuous training in areas where needed, attendance at seminars, continue earning CEUs.

·         Responsible for all state and JCAHO documentation requirements relating to patient records.

·         Timely and thorough responses to documentation requests for Utilization Reviews or Concurrent Reviews.

·         Observation of Sunspire Health policies relating to professional boundaries.

·         Observe conflict of interest limitations and notify supervisor regarding any outside employment opportunities.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:

·         Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology or a related field.

·         At least three (3) years of experience in a behavioral health field.

·         Must have acquired all required state licensures.

·         Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

·         Must maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.

·         Strong clinical skills.

·         Must be detail oriented.

·         Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as well as be flexible and dependable.

·         Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.

·         Structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

·         Principles and processes for providing patient services. This includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of patient satisfaction.

·         Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

·         Exceptional patient/patient service with the ability to resolve service issues.

·         Business acumen.

·         Knowledge of JCAHO standards.

·         Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

·         Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

·         Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

·         Ability to handle multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.

·         Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

·         Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work.

·         Being aware of others' reactions, understanding why they react as they do, and adjusting one’s own actions in relation to others.

·         Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.



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