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General Summary

The person in this position will be responsible for providing integrated treatment supporting the needs of both behavioral and physical health care to clients admitted to Berks Counseling Center. This would include clinical treatment modalities and supporting documentation.

To maintain the fidelity of the ACT model with its multi-disciplinary approach, incorporation of both a behavioral health counselor and a co-occurring behavioral health counselor are each critical positions to the success of the team. Additional department/program specific qualifications, knowledge and essential job functions are noted below to spotlight or further define one or both behavioral health counselor positions.

Full-time clinicians are Exempt and are paid a flat salary amount. Full-time clinician schedules are 30 or more hours per week.

Berks Counseling Center
Reading, PA

Essential Job Functions

* Participates in the comprehensive assessment process with a particular emphasis on drug and alcohol/co-occurring history and assessment.

*Works closely with consumers on utilization of the 12 step support programs, even transporting and attending meetings with consumers, if appropriate

* Utilizes non-threatening motivational interviewing techniques to assist consumers in identifying substance abuse/co-occurring concerns.

1. Provide screening, assessment, and evaluation of potential clients.

2. Provide individual, group, and/or family counseling.

3. Effectively assess client treatment needs and develop a comprehensive individualized integrated treatment plan.

4. Complete clinical documentation that meets compliance standards, medical necessity guidelines, and agency standards as to timeliness and accuracy of documentation.

5. Maintain weekly direct services hours as designated by supervisor.

6. Actively participate in individual supervision and clinical team meetings.

7. Work cooperatively with the psychiatrist in meeting the medication management needs of clients.

8. Attend staff meetings and community meetings/committees as assigned.

9. Provide community outreach and networking related to clinical services.

10. Maintain appropriate credentials and attend ongoing training and education as required by licensure, certification and/or agency policy.

11. Maintain accurate, up to date clinical documentation in the client record.

12. Prepare reports as required.

13. Work closely with other treatment staff, case managers and other outside persons involved in a client’s care to assure effective coordination of care, including the promotion of health and wellness.

14. Meet all insurance and funding source requirements.

15. Provide crisis coverage as needed.

16. Develop an understanding of trauma and how it impacts others. 17. Incorporate trauma informed practices into job duties and responsibilities, including interactions and communications with others.

18. Be an active member of BCC’s culture of caring through positive and engaging social interactions.

19. Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related social service field
with at least one (1) year experience with substance abuse/co-occuring treatment required.
LCSW or LPC applicants with counseling experience in drug, alcohol and mental health preferred.
CAC a plus.
Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus.
Knowledge of or experience with trauma-informed approaches preferred.
Experience with and working knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness required.
Knowledge of ACT model with willingness to promote and respect the philosophy of the ACT model required.
Must have a Valid PA Driver's License and the ability to drive, travel, and provide community-oriented services required.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: 1) Receipt of results of a satisfactory drug and alcohol screening test. 2) Receipt of the originals of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA State Child Abuse, and DPW FBI Criminal History. These clearances must be valid within the 12 months prior to employment. A conviction is not a bar to employment, however a review will be conducted to make a determination of employment should a conviction be present. 3) Receipt of original documentation and verification of relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates, or licensure. 4) Confirmation that you are not on the OIG Federal Healthcare Program Exclusion from Participation list. Should you appear on this list, Berks Counseling Center is prohibited from employing you.

Contact Info

Please apply on our website www.berkscounselingcenter.org/careers.