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Lead Counselor

Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Belleville, NJ posted February 23, 2021.

n n nnHeadquartered in Altoona, PA and founded in 1999, Pyramid Healthcare has been a leader in the provision of behavioral healthcare in Pennsylvania for almost 20 years.

Now with over 80 facilities across three states, Pyramid Healthcare is a growing and innovative resource for those seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction or mental health issues.nn nnPyramid Healthcare prides itself on its continuum of care, which allows clients to receive consistent, high-quality treatment, regardless of what stage of recovery they are in.nn nnEOEnn nJob Descriptionn nn Environment and Scope of the Position: (For example, primary duties and responsibility, etc.) nn nnResponsible for providing leadership and support to counselors and tech staff.

Co-facilitating group therapy, including preparation of materials, through research and construction of curriculum.

Carrying a limited caseload as deemed necessary.

Communicating with referral sources and company representatives regularly to strengthen relationships and address concerns/problems.

Work closely with the psychiatrist and nursing staff regarding medication management and evaluation of client mental health needs.

Manages client files by conducting scheduled audits to ensure proper documentation is present and all licensing regulations are met.

Facilitates and attends weekly treatment team meetings.

Schedules and conducts staffing with clients and staff.

As needed, conducts insurance reviews and assessments.

Attends staff and company meetings.

Attends court hearings when applicable.

Responsible for intake process with new clients into program.

Participates in on-call duties for the facility to assist line staff with client behavioral and emotional needs.

Listens to clients concerning all areas of treatment including assistance with the grievance process.

Maintains safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for clients including crisis intervention.

Oversees Family Programming including but no limited to the facilitation of psycho-educational programming.

Provide recommendations and assist in coordination of aftercare planning for clients.

Assist Clinical Director with clerical duties and any other duties as assigned.nn nn Principal Results Expected: (What performance goals do you expect for this position) nn nnCapable of role modeling to the clients and staff.

Helps to maintain strong clinical program through leadership of staff team.

Maintains positive relationship with referral sources and families.

Maintains compliance with documentation in charts through oversight and audit procedures.

Follows all licensing regulations.

Complete required training and mandatory training hours.

Carry out treatment philosophy and mission of organization.nn nn Profile: (Knowledge/Professional/Technical Competencies) nn nnStrong clinical skills in D & A counseling, stages of change, motivational interviewing, CBT, relapse prevention and treatment planning.

Sound knowledge of mental health treatment including proficient DSM-IV knowledge.

A working knowledge of HIPAA, Licensing, and CARF regulations.

Knowledgeable of psychotropic medications.nn nn Experience: nn nnFacilitating groups and family sessions.

Drug and Alcohol/ Mental Health experience.

Treatment planning experience.nn nn Preferred Job-related Behavioral Characteristics: nn nnExcellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to problem solve by gathering and analyzing information, working well in an individual/ group problem solving situation, and showing initiative in problem solving.

Maintains professionalism and does not show favoritism.

Maintains consistency with clients, staff, visitors, and the public.

Sound clinical judgment and excellent clinical skills.

Ability to handle a crisis situation and react appropriately.

Flexibility and adaptable.

Ability to make decisions in an objective and ethical manner.

Calm and decisive in crisis situations.

Ability to sustain a team environment.nn nn Other (education level, level of computer skills, etc.) nn nnA MS or BS Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services field) or other related field and 2 yrs of clinical experience in a health or human service agency which includes 1 year of working directly with the chemically dependent.nn nQualificationsn nn Experience/Education: nn nnFacilitating groups and family sessions.

Drug and Alcohol/ Mental Health experience.

Treatment planning experience. BS Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services field) or other related field and 2 yrs of clinical experience in a health or human service agency which includes 1 year of working directly with the chemically dependent.nn nAdditional Informationn nnAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.nn n n