The purpose of this position is to provide individual supportive counseling, prevention and administrative services beyond the beginning level to individuals, families and groups impacted by a variety of mental health and substance use issues. This position is in Community Health Services, Behavioral Health Division, located in one of the communities served by the CFS program
Having had 270 hours of training, this position can assume a moderate sized caseload and can work independently with at least one hour of weekly supervision with a licensed provider. Intermediate level individual screenings and assessments are conducted; decisions and recommendations are made about the provision of counseling, prevention, supportive group counseling and administrative services in the areas of chemical dependency and mental health. These decisions, recommendations and services have an impact on the health of clients, families and communities. There is an emphasis on additional education and training to further develop a background in behavioral health. Training is aimed at a Chemical Dependency Certification. With the support of supervision, this position develops an understanding of the mission of SEARHC and the relationship between client service provision and positive client outcomes.