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Description/Job Summary


The Outpatient Counselor II will provide: in-depth assessment, screening, bio-psychosocial evaluation, limited functional assessment, treatment plan development, treatment plan reviews, individual and family therapy, group therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation services and behavioral health overlay services. Interview, gather and interpret clinical data. Analyze data considering the client’s age, developmental level, treatment readiness, stage of change, gender, and cultural background and complete a thorough interpretive summary. Assess for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Complete mental status exam. Using interpretive summary arrive at a clinically supported and valid DSM diagnosis. Arrive at treatment recommendations and level of care decisions that are appropriate to diagnosis, client’s level of functioning and medical necessity criteria. Use assessment information to develop an individualized treatment plan. Develop individualized treatment plans based on the interpretive summary. Develop individualized treatment plans based on the client’s assessed stage of change and in consultation with the client. Address any assessed co-occurring disorders in the treatment plan. Assess treatment and recovery progress, and, in consultation with the client and significant others, make appropriate changes to the treatment plan to ensure progress toward treatment goals (FTPR, progress notes, changes to treatment plan as indicated by client change). Provide individualized treatment services based on the treatment plan. Provide integrated treatment to individuals assessed as having co-occurring disorders. Involve family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process as appropriate. Conduct discharge planning with the client (and involved significant others when available and appropriate). Provide individualized person centered services. Establish rapport with clients and families to foster engagement and develop a therapeutic relationship.

  • Master’s Degree in Social Services (psychology, social work and related studies) with a minimum of one (1) years experience working with adults who have mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders.
  • Must be able to provide individualized, integrated mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to meet the needs of individuals served and their families
  • Must be able to use a computer
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must have a valid Florida Drivers license
  • Must be insurable under Center’s automobile plan
  • Must be able to travel locally to person’s served homes, training locations and other locations as necessary
  • These responsibilities do not reflect all duties the incumbent will be required to perform. This description serves as an overview only. Salary is based on experience. Monday-Friday. Day Shift.

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Interested applicants please visit www.elakeviewcenter.org and complete the on-line application. If you require additional assistance, please call Human Resources at 850-469-3729.

Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED.

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