June 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm #132319
The Human Services Counselor develops, implements, and evaluates effective treatment for patients in a human services setting with severe and persistent mental illness and/or behavioral disturbances and works with a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide treatment in a therapeutic environment that promotes achievement of goals during short-term hospitalization.
A bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling, or a related field is preferred.
- counseling methods;
- severe and persistent mental illness;
- principles of basic human behavior across the lifespan;
- therapeutic communication skills;
- CPR and first aid;
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) techniques;
- medication administration;
- patient's rights;
- treatment planning, charting, and report writing;
- co-occurring disorders.
- deal effectively with patients from diverse ethnic and sociological backgrounds;
- listen to and be empathetic with patients;
- accurately remember and recall oral and written information;
- maintain safety and security in an in-patient psychiatric setting;
- counsel patients and their families;
- provide individual and/or group crisis and de-escalation counseling;
- lead patients in assigned tasks;
- effectively diffuse potentially explosive confrontations between patients;
- plan and organize work;
- relay information regarding patient's behaviors and needs;
- maintain records and prepare reports;
- schedule, coordinate, and conduct planned treatment programs;
- interpret and follow established policies, operations memoranda, procedures, and guidelines;
- communicate effectively with the patients and their families regarding their treatment;
- utilize preventative techniques in order to maintain a therapeutic environment.
To learn more about this opening, visit http://statejobs.sd.gov/JobAnnouncement.aspx?Id=1705
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