Damar Services, LLC

  • Outpatient Counselor

    Job ID
    2018-2544
    Job Location
    US-IN-Indianapolis
    Category
    Outpatient & Behavioral Services
  • Overview

    Outpatient Counselor
    Remarkable People — We Are a Remarkable Team
     
    At Damar Services, our mission is to build better futures for children and adults facing life's greatest developmental and behavioral challenges.  Our team of more than 900 human services professionals works collaboratively with families, referring organizations, government agencies and each other to achieve success for our clients.   Along with valuable support from more than 1000 volunteers, we help those we proudly serve develop new skills, a greater sense of confidence — and most importantly — hope!
     
    We are currently seeking a talented, motivated and detail oriented individuals to join our highly skilled team. In this role, the Outpatient Counselor is responsible for a variety of duties related to case development, treatment plan development and implementation, and crisis intervention in individual treatment of clients. The incumbent is responsible for providing individual and family therapy, group support, crisis intervention, as well as other support services to assigned clients. Additionally, the SAT Outpatient Counselor will assists the treatment team, including the Director of Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services, Stabilization and Treatment team, Outpatient team, and other members as designated, in the evaluation of clinical services.  INDHP123

    Responsibilities

    • Provides counseling services for identified clients and their support network.
    • Provides crisis intervention for identified clients.
    • Provides group support for identified clients.
    • Maintains neat, chronological records of all contacts and casework with clients, families and community resources.
    • Performs comprehensive formal and functional assessments.
    • Implements, coordinates, monitor, documents, and evaluate measurable treatment goals.
    • Ensures that consistent behavioral-based treatment occurs for clients through ongoing training of client’s identified support network.
    • Participates in clinical staffing for clients in the Outpatient Clinic.
    • Interacts professionally with parents, school, medical personnel, and others using only excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Keep abreast of current treatment technology, literature, practices, and regulations.
    • Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as recommended by the Director of Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services.
    • Achieves required productivity standards.
    • Will adhere to all policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Handbook and Damar Operational Policies and Procedures Manual.
    • Takes pride and ownership in Damar’s facilities and assigned work areas.
    • Attends mandatory staff meeting and other meetings as assigned.
    • Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
    • Maintains documentation that is accurate and legible.
    • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.
    • Ensures that the agency meets its quality improvement, evaluation and reporting requirements.
    • Actively participates in and/or oversees data collection and the use of data to improve outcomes, practices and service delivery.
    • Utilizes data collection in relation to driving and tracking outcomes and achieving agency initiatives and goals

    Qualifications

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Ability to follow and execute specific verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.

     

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Master’s degree required preferably in social work, psychology, counseling or applicable discipline.
    • Plus one year social work or counseling experience.
    • Experience working with children with challenging behaviors, developmental and/or emotional disabilities is desired.
    • Minimum age of 21 depending on program and / or department requirements.
    • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
    • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
    • Must meet background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to.

     

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