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Location: Lakewood
Posted on: June 28, 2024

Job Description:

If you are looking to make an impact by helping others, then Preferred Behavioral Health Group is the place for you! By joining our award-winning team, you will be part of the premier behavioral health organization in Monmouth and Ocean counties; a dynamic and innovative non-profit that was proudly named "Outstanding Employer of the Year" by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA). Our mission is to deliver quality and compassionate behavioral health services to individuals and families through a Trauma Informed Care philosophy and approach.Our staff is at the core of everything we do. We are dedicated to building a diverse team, one where employees feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their contributions. We encourage and embrace staff development and growth. If you are ready for an exciting and rewarding career, please submit your resumeJob Title: Senior Guidance Program CoordinatorProgram: Senior Guidance Outpatient ServicesLocation: 700 Airport Road, Lakewood New JerseyPosition Type: Full Time Job Description/SummaryThe Senior Guidance Program Coordinator is a clinician who is familiar with the needs of older adults and how these needs impact mental health. This professional takes a trauma informed approach to care and exhibits an understanding of evidenced based practice. The clinician plays an important role in the expansion and enhancement of services at PBHG by providing direct care to older adults in the community and building relationships with partners in the community who support the same population and their families. This individual participates in the multidisciplinary team and seeks opportunities to learn and develop clinical skills. This person consults regularly with internal departments regarding all areas of senior behavioral health care.Responsibilities

  • Submits monthly/quarterly data to county and state offices.
  • Outlines preliminary treatment plans that addresses immediate needs of the client. Recommendations include identification of individual needs and plan outlines how these will be addressed.
  • Facilitates individual, family and group counseling. Begins and ends group on time, prepares any materials as required, initiates new or improved group processes based on needs of the population.
  • Provide program services in locations that meet the needs of the persons served including traditional offices, residences, and community resource sites.
  • Provides case management as needed including timely and effective advocacy, consultation, service coordination, and phone contact to community resources and related professionals. Documentation reflects all contacts made with and/or on behalf of each client.
  • Develops Individualized treatment plans and review of client progress within required timeframes. Problem List specifies problems in current, behavioral/observable terms and reflects integration of needs identified.
  • Collaborates with Treatment Team to identify clients that are at risk for discharge based on lack of contact, creatively engages vulnerable populations, and makes at least 3 attempts to engage client in accordance with policy, and beyond in high-risk cases.
    • Consults with Leadership to determine schedule that meets the needs of the population served.
    • Engages in weekly supervision with OPD Clinical Supervisor, and attends treatment team meetings, including agency-wide clinical case reviews.Qualifications
      • Education: Master's degree in social work, mental health counseling, or a related mental health discipline
      • Licensure: NJ licensure as LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC, LAMFT, or LMFT
      • Experience: Working with older adults with a wide range of emotional and behavioral need
      • License: Valid Driver's License in good standingCompetencies:
        • Possesses strong organization and time management skills.
        • Communicates and works effectively within a team
        • Ability to communicate in English, bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Comprehensive Benefits Package:o Medical and Dental Insuranceo 403(b) Retirement Plano Paid Time Off and Paid Holidayso Disability and Life Insuranceo Employee Assistance Programo Voluntary Benefits, such as Vision Insurance, Aflac, Pet Insuranceo Training opportunitieso Employee Referral Bonus programeoePI4b24ac393cf5-31181-34657940


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