BHOC Counselor I

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic (BHOC)

JOB TITLE: BHOC Counselor I
OPENING DATE: 9-18-12
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
PAY RANGE: $29,723 TO $47,070 plus benefits
APPOINTMENT: Permanent, Full- Time, Salaried (exempt)
WORK SCHEDULE: Various work schedules and shifts including evenings and some weekends
SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL: None

SCOPE OF WORK: Under the direct supervision of the BHOC Manager, provide culturally appropriate counseling services for Urban American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), of all ages, and their family members.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Practice within the scope of licensure and professional code of conduct
 Practice ethical/professional boundaries
 Be committed to promoting the welfare and wellbeing of participants
 Provide crisis care and inform participant of 24 hour crisis services
 Provide program screening and referral services, as necessary, including being available to take phone calls and meet with walk-ins
 Provide biopsychosocialspiritual assessment services including the utilization of specific screening and assessment instruments
 Present assessment and treatment plan reviews during clinical team staffing efficiently
 Provide intake/orientation services for program participants and create participant record
 Assist the participant with treatment planning services
 Provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families and groups in an appropriate, efficient and professional manner which may include traditional American Indian methods, techniques and concepts, while complying with professional standards including program, accreditation, agency, state and federal funding requirements
 Assist the participant with discharge planning services
 Establish and maintain positive working relationships with referring/collaborating agencies
 Follow progress of discharged participants to determine effectiveness of treatment services
 Provide limited case management services including timely correspondence and communications with referring agencies and court personnel
 Maintain clinical documents/records confidential, while complying with professional standards including program, accreditation, agency, state and federal funding requirements
 Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services provided
 Enter participant information into agency database in an efficient and timely manner
 Maintain on-line schedule accurately and up to date
 Maintain on-line list of program participants accurately and up to date
 Communicate with front office staff and Manager when arriving & leaving
 Participate in all required staff meetings including clinical team staffing and monthly 1:1 meeting with BHOC Manager
 Participate in program development, when necessary and appropriate

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
 Knowledge and experience of the unique cultural and economic backgrounds of urban AI/AN people and ability to successfully integrate that knowledge into services
 Knowledge and a genuine respect for AI/AN values, customs, and practices
 Ability to develop and/or modify services to make them culturally relevant
 Ability to differentiate between substance abuse and mental health issues in treatment setting
 Knowledge of professional ethics/code of conduct
 Be able to follow established UICSL & BHOC policies and guidelines.
 Be able to follow all professional standards, licensing/certification, accreditation, and grant /contract requirements
 Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to respectfully interact with all people
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
 Ability to handle stressful situations effectively and efficiently
 Ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts effectively and efficiently
 Ability to organize and prioritize daily work duties
 Proficient with Microsoft software and knowledge of database software (RPMS)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 Unrestricted Licensure in the State of Utah (i.e. LCSW), preferred
 Experience in direct counseling with chemically dependent individuals and their families
 Experience in direct counseling with mentally ill individuals and their families
 Experience working with urban AI/AN people
 Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team
 Must have valid Utah driver’s license or ability to obtain upon hire
 Must have a clean driving record and ability to be insured on UICSL auto policy
 Must have a clean criminal background investigation report
 Must have a clean professional license or certification – no citations or restrictions

HOW TO APPLY:
Complete an agency application (Application can be downloaded from http://www.iwic.org )
Submit your application with:
– Cover Letter
– 3 Professional Letters of Recommendation
– Current Resume
Under the Indian Hiring Preference Act, the Indian Walk-In Center gives preference to qualified American Indian or Alaskan Native applicants.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title and classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
This job description is not a contract for employment, and is subject to change to meet with programmatic and funding situations.
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