Mental Health Counselor

$50,000 - $55,000 yearly
  • Morningstar Counseling and Consultation, P.C.
  • 206 E. Frazier Ave E. (Co-located with Isanti Community School), Niobrara, NE 68760
  • May 04, 2022
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Other Behavioral Health Positions Psychologist

Job Description

The Mental Health Counselor will counsel individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health with a focus on suicide prevention and intervention. The Mental Health Counselor will help youth and their families deal with thoughts of suicide; addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health.  This is a full-time/ 40 hour per week position.

Job Requirements

Clinical Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of master's level clinicians seeking licensure and/or supervision of masters level interns.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsels clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
  • Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies to deal with their problems. Encourages clients to express their feelings and to discuss what is happening in their lives and helps them develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Collects information about clients through interviews, observations, and tests. Prepares and maintains treatment records and reports.
  • Evaluates clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information. Develops and implements treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Acts as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Outreach to Santee community.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, and cultures and their history and origins.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Masters in counseling, clinical or school psychology, or social work program required.
  • Appropriate state credentials and licensing required. Licensed clinician preferred.

Other Duties:

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Loan Forgiveness?

No