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Counselor, Licensed, Colorado Springs, CO


Organization: Diversus Health
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Date Job Posted: November 22, 2022
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Job Title: Counselor, Licensed
Reports To: Manager, Counseling Svcs
Salary Range: $60,742.50 - $73,719
Salary Grade: N/A
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Code: LCOUNS
Revision Date: 02/22/2021
FTE: 1.00

Job Summary:

As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Therapist (Licensed) provides expert, quality, and transparent clinical mental health services to meet needs of Diversus Health’s clients. Clinical work may include but is not limited to completing diagnostic assessments, individual, group or family therapy and providing crisis deescalation/ stabilization as needed. Renders services to clients and/or their families in various settings, to include but not limited to outpatient, inpatient, home, or community-based environments.

In addition to providing quality care, focus in this role is on clinical confidence and further expanding clinical knowledge and expertise as a licensed professional.

Essential Functions – Clinical Care:

  • Provides effective diagnostic assessments to include psycho-social history, diagnostic justification and conceptualization of client needs to drive treatment planning and quality of care.
  • Completes comprehensive assessments for intake diagnostics, safety and risk management, and treatment planning that is strengths-based and culturally inclusive of client preferences.
  • Effectively develops and communicates treatment recommendations to clients that are grounded in diagnostic evidence and measured by clinical outcome tools.
  • Provides expert, quality, and transparent individual, group and family therapy that is evidence based and outcomes informed. May include treatment of co-occurring (MH and SUD) clients.
  • Provides treatment that involves the client as co-owner of their treatment plan and drives care based on and measured by client feedback about quality of care, therapeutic rapport, and status of symptoms.
  • Engages at risk clients with strategic safety planning and interventions that deescalate and stabilize them and can initiative involuntary mental health hold if appropriate based on severity of risk.
  • Develops safety plans that balance risk assessment with client strengths, support systems, and supervisor feedback as needed. Completes all crisis-related documentation in clear, comprehensive, and timely fashion.
  • Ensures all clinical documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets quality standards, in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Demonstrates multicultural awareness and sensitivity to client treatment preferences.
  • Utilizes client feedback mechanisms to assess treatment progress, level of motivation, treatment preferences, and recommends lengths of stay/ treatment modalities by balancing these factors in clinically appropriate ways.
  • Maintains effective relationship with operations staff to understand caseload, including how to maximize scheduling to increase client engagement including discharging clients after clinically appropriate intervals of care.
  • Utilizes data to maximize care delivery and productivity opportunities and demonstrates understanding of caseload dynamics i.e., LOS, clinical complexity, service delivery intervals

The Environment at Diversus Health is fluid. Roles and responsibilities may be altered to accommodate changing business conditions and objectives. Employees may be asked to perform duties that are outside of the specific work that is listed. This position may require you to work standard hours, as well as flexible hours before and after standard hours, and overtime in excess of 40 hours in a work week.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Licensed, in good standing, in the State of Colorado in a counseling, social work, or related behavioral health field (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PsyD, PhD)
  • Must have sufficient language skills and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing to accurately and professionally implement and document the services provided to clients.
  • Must possess basic computer skills and type 25+ w.p.m. for the input and output of client information, using electronic health record.
  • Must be able to perform and understand active listening, ethical conduct, social perception, service orientation, complex problem solving, writing, monitoring, judgment and decision-making skills
  • Experience working therapeutically with specified population.
  • Experience using various treatment modalities appropriate for specified population, utilizing strength-based therapeutic approaches.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Embodies a commitment to:
    • Passion: a commitment to being present in the moment to create excitement and allow individuals to utilize their passion in daily functions. Help individuals connect their daily responsibilities with Diversus Health’s larger mission
      • Humility: Level setting with all parties and advocates for all voices within Diversus Health
      • Corporate Citizenship: continued commitment to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of our workforce and their families, as well as of the local community and society at large.
      • Value in diversity: ability to recognize the value in differing perspectives, culture, etc., and leveraging those diverse components to develop experiences aligned with our internal and external communities
    • Innovation: thinking differently than the status quo to explore opportunities that provide a competitive advantage.
      • FUN: Contribute to, and be part of, an environment where individuals feel joy, comfort and connected to the organization’s larger initiatives, while simultaneously experiencing a sense of cultural acceptance and belonging
      • Integration: cross functional implementation of theory, principles, and best practices from across the behavioral health industry in order to improve execution of strategies and deliver high quality experiences
    • Excellence: unwavering commitment to work that reflects the standard our colleagues and persons expect and deserve.
      • Transparency: communication, steward of resources, and the mistakes one makes (Fail/Fail Fast/Fail Fast Forward), while giving credit where it is due.
      • Safety: speaks to interconnectedness of all facets (departments and personnel) of the organization

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