MHRC CSC Lead Counselor

Full Time
3333 West 20th Street
Posted 8 months ago

3333 West 20th Street (32254)

This is a professional position in which the candidate will provide both direct and indirect services working with a multidisciplinary team to address the patients’ needs.  The candidate must demonstrate competencies in population of substance abuse and mental health patients.  Candidate will facilitate evidenced based psycho-educational and/or counseling groups including but not limited to topics such as: education about substance use and co-occurring disorders, recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders, emotional regulation skills, interpersonal skills, distress tolerance skills, relapse prevention, anger management, building support and engaging in 12 step programs, etc. Candidate will complete orientations and other administrative intake forms. Candidate will provide in-depth clinical assessment (Bio-Psychosocial or GAIN assessments), diagnosis of clinical conditions, individualized treatment plans, treatment plan reviews, and discharge planning. Candidate will attend, provide and/or coordinate various education, training, consultation, and policy development for the program and the agency, as requested. Candidate will be scheduled to work in the adult outpatient substance abuse treatment program at MHRC that provides services to adults with co-occurring behavioral health needs. The candidate will participate in bi-weekly multi-disciplinary meetings coordinating patient care as needed. The candidate will facilitate staff meetings with supervisees for clinical review of cases, staff training, and for administrative functions. Candidate will engage patients from the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) to link with outpatient substance abuse services. Candidate will review documentation completed by team members to ensure it meets MHRC standards. Candidate will assist with initiating Baker Acts as needed. Candidate will attend meetings as requested and assist the outpatient and CSC leadership team as needed. This position requires some evening work.


Must possess a Master’s degree with experience working with substance abuse and mental health patients. Candidate must have a current license, or a CAP with license eligibility within one year of hire. Candidate must have the ability to engage critical thinking and ability to formulate professional clinical reports. They must have the ability to help with problem areas without being overly critical and have a solution-oriented leadership style. Candidate must have strong time management and organizational skills and must excel at providing precise documentation.


  • Must be able to pass a level II DCF background screening
  • Ability to relate to adolescents, adults, families, referral sources and internal Gateway Team Members and must possess requisite competencies to effectively understand and provide appropriate services to the patient population served.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment under stress situations
  • Must have knowledge of the 12 step recovery process
  • Must possess strong group counseling skills, GAIN trained preferred
  • Must be able to complete required documentation of services within established timeframes while adhering to organizational standards

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