Professional Counselor (LCPC) / UMMC (ASL proficient)

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Job ID: 58557
Area of Interest: Allied Health
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F; 8a-4p
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Not Indicated
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

UMMC is looking for a  Professional Counselor (LCPC required) to serve our DASAM program within Community Psychiatry. ***American Sign Languange proficiency required***


Job Summary:
Under general supervision, provides psychological and therapeutic intervention services to patients with mental illness in a psychiatric setting. Applies the science of psychology to the problems of investigating, understanding and modifying human behavior and adjustment. Acts as a resources to professional counselor I incumbents. Serves as a member of the professional treatment team, participates in staff discussions of patient diagnoses, treatment and progress, as indicated. Maintains the highest level of clinical standards and good public relations.

Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Provides advanced psychological, mental health and case management services to a caseload of the most difficult and complex cases. Conducts clinical practice independently, but participates in peer supervision and review.
A. Assesses the patient’s psychological and psychosocial status in relation to the expressed mental health needs of the patient and plans appropriate interventions and treatment goals to improve the patient’s/family functioning in accordance with accepted clinical practice.
B. Provides individual, play, family and group therapies, cognitive behavioral approaches, crisis intervention, as appropriate, to an assigned caseload of patients.
C. Implements individual treatment plans as recommended by the clinical treatment team.
D. Documents clinical interventions and patient’s progress in the medical record through progress notes and review/reformulation of treatment plans.
E. Consults with other disciplines to ensure adequate case management services are identified and addressed.
F. Conducts initial intake interviews and diagnostic assessments and presents these findings to the multidisciplinary clinical team for formulation of treatment plans.
G. Provides appropriate discharge planning and referral when clinically appropriate.
2. Provides consultation and education to clinical staff regarding psychological testing and assessment issues. May conduct psychological testing for registered patients or act as a liaison with other providers regarding testing.
3. Provides consultation and educational services to community agencies as needed.
4. Participates in interdisciplinary conferences with appropriate medical, nursing, social work and administrative staff.
5. May be assigned as team leader for a multidisciplinary team. Performs these duties under the supervision of the Clinic Director. Takes responsibility for the first-line administrative supervision of professional staff.
6. Provides leadership by participation in quality management, research, didactic instruction and consultation, as assigned by the Clinic Director.
7. Provides in-service education to multidisciplinary clinical staff around issues of psychological assessment and other areas of expertise.
8. Conducts research activities in areas of expertise and act as a consultant to other clinical staff in this regard as necessary.
 
 
 


What You Need to Be Successful:



**Proficiency in ASL (American Sign Language)

1. A Masters degree in an accredited program approved by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists is required.

2. Licensure as a Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland (LCPC) is required.  

3. Two (2) years post-masters clinical experience in a mental health care setting is required. Experience as a clinical supervisor is preferred.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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