The University of Maryland School of Medicine has an opening for a Counselor in the Department of Psychiatry's Center for Infant Study. The Counselor assists individuals, families and/or groups in screening, assessing and providing treatment of child and adolescent mental health disorders.
The Center for Infant Study is a part of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition to the Center for Infant Study Clinic, the division offers a variety of specialty outpatient clinics and programs, including a Mood Disorders Clinic, an Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic, a School Mental Health Program (SMHP), a Child Day Hospital Program, and inpatient services.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Provide psychosocial mental health and care coordination to a caseload of children and youth with mental health disorders.
Participate in multidisciplinary care.
Participate in supervision and peer case reviews.
Identifies and evaluates patient's psychosocial condition and needs, and determines course of therapeutic treatment.
Conducts individual, group and family therapy sessions in the clinic.
Develops treatment plans for a variety of client issues.
Provides support for multifamily group therapy.
Consults with other therapists, case managers and, if applicable, researchers.
Documents clinical encounters and participates in quality improvement activities.
Performs clinical chart reviews and generates reports.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work or related field, such as Psychology or Counseling Licensure: Licensed as Graduate Social Work (LGSW) or Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the State of Maryland Experience: One (1) year of professional or field experience related to mental health services or programming.
This position may require the selected candidate to be fingerprinted
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to provide person centered mental health treatments and monitor treatment progress and multidisciplinary care.
Ability to maintain open lines of communication, collaborate with clinic leadership, interdisciplinary team and family.
Ability to complete documentation requirements and follow compliance and clinic policies and procedures to ensure quality care.
Ability to document clinical interventions and patients' progress in EMR through progress notes and review and/or treatment plans.
Ability to meet clinic productivity expectations.
Basic understanding and knowledge of best practices in field, relevant federal/state/local rules, regulations and programs/policies utilizing the proper application of diagnostic tools.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches.
Clear, honest and timely communication.
Hiring Range for this position is the high 40s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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