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Crisis Counselor -Centre County Per Diem - (239670)

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Deltek Talent Management - Crisis Counselor -Centre County Per Diem - (239670)

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Crisis Counselor -Centre County Per Diem - (239670)

Facility Name
The Meadows
CENTRE HALL, PA 16828 US (Primary)
Career Area
Behavioral Health - Counselor
Job Description

Universal Community Behavioral Health (UCBH) is the continuum of the outpatient care system that The Meadows Psychiatric Center founded in July 1999. At this time, the facility recognized some of the challenges in rural areas surrounding the hospital and began a mission to extend behavioral health services by developing an array of programs based on community needs throughout surrounding counties. UCBH includes programs such as: • Mobile Crisis • Outpatient Therapy and Medication Clinics • Blended Case Management Our MISSION is to provide safe, high quality, cost effective behavioral health services throughout our continuum of care. It is our VISION to provide individualized patient care aimed toward recovery and to promote a culture of service excellence.

We are seeking Per Diem Crisis Counselors to join our Centre County Mobile Crisis Team.

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following: -Engaging with individuals experiencing a mental health and/or Drug & Alcohol crisis on the telephone or face to face -Achieve short term goals through resolution of the crisis event -Provide recover oriented supportive counseling, verbal de-escalation and conflict resolution -Conduct clinical assessment, suicide/homicide risk assessment and prevention -Facilitate referrals for outpatient and inpatient services -Foster positive relations with community partners such as hospitals, police, schools and human service providers

Job Requirements

The position of Crisis Counselor requires a Bachelor's Degree with major course work in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education or related field.  If candidate does not possess a Bachelor's Degree, must have a high school diploma and 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other social science and one year of direct mental health patient care experience.

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