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Outpatient Mental Health Professional Counselor

Company: Laurel Life
Location: Chambersburg
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

$3,000 Sign-On Bonus

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Target Candidate: Aspiring or Current Mental Health Professionals, Teachers, Behavior Interventionists and support roles to be agents of change through relationship building and evidence-based practices.

What the Company Expects of the Candidate: Be able to create and maintain positive relationships through dedication, empathy and collaboration with stakeholders to positively impact the community.

What The Candidate Can Expect Of The Company

Access to tools and resources necessary to accomplish the mission of "Easing Adversity, Inspiring Growth.

To be part of a company culture that is supportive both personally and professionally through its person-centered practices.

Leadership that is committed to facilitating your professional growth

Collaborating to promote evidenced-based practices such as EMDR, TFCBT, DBT, ARC, MI, ABA, ESSFT, etc.

Easing Adversity, Inspiring Growth

Laurel Life empowers individuals, families, and organizations to strengthen relationships, encourage social responsibility and improve quality of life. We serve clients throughout Central Pennsylvania with proven, evidence-based services for overcoming a wide range of challenges in the home, school, and work settings. As one of the area's leading providers of trauma-informed care, our behavior coaches, educators, licensed counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists take an innovative approach to treatment, classroom management, and leadership. By acknowledging the significant role trauma plays in the lives of the people we serve, we promote meaningful transformation that lasts.


The Outpatient Mental Health Professional provides therapeutic services to children, families adolescents, and adults in the main clinic or other satellite settings. Using evidence-based psychotherapeutic theories and practices delivers individual, family, and group therapy to clients and completes assessments on identified members in person or by telehealth if approved by OMHSAS. The Mental Health Professional has the ability to apply provides thorough and complete documentation in a manner necessary to meet established deadlines; and involves significant others in the treatment process as deemed appropriate. The Outpatient Mental Health Professional must have a Master's degree and the ability to resolve crisis and conflict situations and develop positive relationships with clients. Funding for services provided by Outpatient Mental Health Professionals may come from billing private insurance companies or Medical Assistance or through contracts with the county.

In addition to the details and requirements for the employee listed below, Laurel Life expects the employee be committed to incorporating principles of trauma-informed care in all areas of service delivery.---Commitment to these principles in trauma treatment will be required through attendance in training and the use of identified evidence-based practices.---Trauma-informed care includes cultural sensitivity and emphasizes a safe and respectful environment for all clients and staff.

Duties And Responsibilities

An Outpatient Mental Health Professional should be prepared to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide therapy and consultation services to clients and families in compliance with Chapter 5200 regulations governing outpatient psychiatric clinics.
  • Compile an individualized treatment plan for each client that includes counseling objectives and goals as well as a crisis plan. Meet with parent/guardian to review treatment plans as required.
  • Complete clinical notes on all therapy sessions. Prepare written documentation describing a client's progress in achieving treatment goals.
  • While maintaining compliance with HIPAA standards, develop cooperative relationships with community agencies that will facilitate treatment services provided to all clients. Communication and collaboration to facilitate the integration of child-serving efforts put forth by the agency, a District, and providers working in other child-serving systems.
  • Deliver the required number of billable hours (as applicable).
  • Administer evidence-based interventions, assessments, and outcome measurements to drive treatment.
  • Attend individual and group supervision as required.
  • Prepare progress reports, court summaries, attend court hearings, and/or conduct progress review meetings with referring agencies as needed.
  • Perform other special projects or duties as requested by the Supervisor, Regional Director, Chief Operations Officer or Chief Executive Officer.
    Educational Qualifications
    • Graduate degree in a clinical field issued by an accredited educational institution that included a clinical practicum.
    • Licensure is required i.e. Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Mental Health Professional.
    • Specialized learning in Resiliency & Trauma.
    • Specialized learning in evidence-based treatment interventions.
      Work Experience

      Three years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in a clinical setting is preferred.


      Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to develop effective and meaningful relationships with clients. Must be able to remain calm in a crisis situation, identify underlying causes of problem situations, resolve conflicts, and de-escalate potentially explosive situations. Must be a team player.


      The work setting is an outpatient clinic building or satellite location. Clientele may at times be verbally or physically abusive.

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required or personnel so classified.

      This job description is not intended to be a contract of employment with the employee. The employee covered by this job description is an at-will employee of Folium.

      The Compensation Package Includes
      • Competitive Wages
      • 401k match
      • Medical benefits package including hospitalization, prescription, dental, and eye coverage for full-time employees.
      • Reimbursement for training
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Opportunities for growth
      • Life insurance

Keywords: Laurel Life, Germantown , Outpatient Mental Health Professional Counselor, Healthcare , Chambersburg, Maryland

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