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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Counsel and advise individuals with acquired brain injury and their families. May counsel individuals, families, or groups. Works within a multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive and quality counseling service for the residents’ grief and loss counseling, education, psychological and cognitive intervention. There will be a need to plan, develop and evaluate the service in response to consumer and service needs.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Counsel residents and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming deficits, adjusting to life, and making changes.
• Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the patients’ histories and progress, services provided, and other required information.
• Develop resident treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and resident histories.
• Review and evaluate residents’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
• Interview residents, review records, and confer with other professionals in order to evaluate individuals’ mental and physical condition, and to determine their suitability for participation.
• Intervene as advocate for residents in order to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
• Provide residents and family members with information about acquired brain injury and about available resources, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
• Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in resident status.
• Coordinates with the multidisciplinary team and Program Director to develop master treatment plan.
• Attend training sessions in order to increase knowledge and skills.
• Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with and supporting residents.
• Participate in treatment planning and staff meetings.
• Lead routine individual or family support groups; occasionally lead community based support groups.
• Respond to request for services in a timely manner
• Provide supervision if appropriate.
• Be responsible for providing billing department with services rendered on a daily basis.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

 Experience in cognitive rehabilitation and counseling residents with acquired brain injury
 Strong background in healthcare.
 3-5 years direct patient care experience

Education Required

 Master’s Degree required

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
 Licensed Professional Counselor
 Certified in AHA BLS/CPR
 Must obtain current tuberculosis test within the first fourteen (14) days of employment and annually after that.
 Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire