Intercept Youth Services
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Full Time

The Community Based Counselor I is responsible for providing goal-directed training to enable Intercept clients to achieve stability and independence in a community based environment. The Community Based Counselor I provides training to Intercept clients in areas including functional health and safety skills, appropriate personal and interactive behavior, activities of daily living, use of community resources, medication management assistance, and overall monitoring of health and welfare.

Education: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-A): A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field and at least one year clinical experience providing direct services to adults with a mental health diagnosis.

Or, Qualified Paraprofessional (QPP): A minimum of an Associate's degree (or comparable credits) in a human services field and at least one year clinical experience providing direct services to adults with a mental health diagnosis.

Or, Qualified Mental Health Professional-Eligible (QMHP-E): A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college without one year of clinical experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field and is enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral clinical program and is actively taking at least 3 credits per semester.  Staff hired as a QMHP-E must participate in Intercept's monthly DBHDS approved training curriculum, and participate in weekly supervision with a LMHP.

Experience:        1-3 years' clinical experience providing direct services to adults and/or youth with a mental health diagnosis.  Active enrollment in a Master's or Ph.D. clinical program will be considered in lieu of clinical experience.

Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

CLIENT SUPPORT

  • Provide functional life skills training to clients with mental health diagnoses (including within the areas of functional health and safety skills, appropriate personal and interactive behavior, activities of daily living, and use of community resources).
  • Monitor the overall health, safety, and welfare of clients.
  • Provide medication management and service coordination related to clients' medication compliance.
  • Notify Supervisor of any significant client medical complaint(s), unusual events, accidents, medical problems, property damage or maintenance concern, etc.
  • Administer first aid to clients for minor medical issues

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Develop, maintain, and effectively implement client-centered treatment plans (i.e. Individual Service Plans).
  • Develop, implement, and review client discharge plans.
  • Produce high quality, punctual documentation of all casework consistent with outlined program policies and licensure requirements.
  • Maintain thorough records of all services provided.
  • Lead and participate in staff trainings and seminar presentations as requested.
  • Attend group and individual supervision.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

QMHP-A certification required. Current driver's license, safe automobile, and current and sufficient auto insurance.  Tuberculosis test/screening, CPR & First Aid Certification, and behavior management training certification.

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