Consultant Counselor or Senior Counselor - (190001JT)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has openings in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for a Consultant Counselor or Senior Counselor. The selected candidates will work for the Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) program under the supervision of the program director. The Counselor and Senior Counselor will facilitate consultations to primary care providers for children and adolescents with mental health concerns across the state. The Senior Counselor will also provide guidance to 1-2 other licensed professionals facilitating consultations. Selected candidates will be ranked dependent upon their experience.
UMB 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.
These positions will not involve any direct patient interaction or provide direct clinical care.
Essential Functions: Counselor
Facilitate consultations between pediatric care providers and specialty mental health consultants.
Respond to phone consultation requests with physicians, provide assessment and recommendations, and delegate consultation requests to appropriate BHIPP team members/specialists (psychiatrists, early childhood specialists, etc.) Identify psychosocial condition and needs, and determine best course of therapeutic treatment.
Evaluate client issues in physician consolations and identify mental health and community resources to refer in order to address issues.
Develop post-consultation disposition letters to provide to Primary Care Physicians, in collaboration with the Program Director and Consultants. Send and track outreach materials and other written communications.
Assist with coordination of clinical team meetings and attend community outreach events with primary care and mental health providers.
Communicate with state-wide mental health providers to maintain database of resources.
Assist with programmatic organization and implementation, as needed.
Provide training, guidance, and support to colleagues who are not fully licensed as mental health providers (e.g., LMSW/LGPC, graduate trainees) related to clinical consultations.
May supervise other counselors, interns, students, or employees per licensure.
Provide education related to clinical consultation services
Collaborate with physician consultants and team members at partner institutions
Counselor: Education: Master's Degree in Social Work or related field, such as Psychology or Counseling Licensure: Licensed Master Social Work - (LMSW) or Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor - (LGPC) in the State of Maryland Senior Counselor: Education: Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology Experience: One (1) year of post-licensure (LCSW, LCSW-C, or LCPC) experience in related area of treatment including responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others Certification/Licensure: Licensed as Licensed Certified professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland or Licensed as Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possess knowledge best practices in the field as well as relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies utilizing proper application of diagnostic tools. Able to recognize and respond sensitively to any potential concerns regarding a child's social and emotional development. Able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for resolving problems and facilitating decision-making processes.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations. Ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population using various approved interviewing techniques and consultative approaches
Ability to independently review and authorize documentation of others for reimbursement or grant submissions. Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
The Hiring Range for the Counselor is in the high $40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
The Hiring Range for the Senior Counselor is in the mid $50,000s, 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.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3104E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Psychiatry
Job Posting: Dec 16, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 139081
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.