Due to continued growth, Meridian HealthCare, a large non-profit integrated healthcare agency with over 300 employees and 13 locations in the Youngstown/Warren, Ohio area, is seeking a Licensed Counselor to join our counseling team. Services to provide include drug/alcohol treatment as well as mental health treatment. Current openings include opportunities working within our Residential Program in Youngstown.
Counselor Responsibilities and Duties:
Interviews clients, coordinates assessments, and prepares a narrative summary/bio including problem areas, client strengths, treatment recommendations and diagnosis.
Recommends level of care for chemical dependency treatment and mental health treatment.
Informs clients of alternative treatment services and procedures that are available.
Develops an initial treatment plan for assigned clients.
Discharges clients that are accepted in services but who do not attend beyond the assessment process.
Makes referrals and provides necessary case management consultation, correspondence and advocacy to optimize client’s accessibility to needed services that are not provided by the Agency.
Facilitates group counseling and completes appropriate and timely documentation.
Provides individual counseling, updates Behavioral Health Service Plan as needed and completes appropriate and timely documentation.
Participates in individual and department supervision and presents client cases on an as needed basis in clinical supervision meetings.
Complete all documentation in a timely manner in accordance to Agency policy and provides necessary data for statistical and billing purposes.
Achieves and maintain the Agency’s established productivity standards.
Master’s Degree and Ohio license (LSW/LISW or LPC/LPCC) required.
Competency or training in chemical dependency treatment preferred.
Interns welcomed to apply as we will also consider Counseling/Social Work students close to graduation.
Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
Must be able to successfully pass a driving record check.
Health benefits (at no cost for employee)
Starting wage based on level of education, license, and experience
Additional optional benefits: vision, flexible spending account, etc.
Pension plan with employer match & immediate vesting
Generous Paid Leave
Qualified Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Employer
Applications can be obtained at www.MeridianHealthCare.net
Please submit resume/application by selecting one of the methods below:
Fax: (330) 797-9148
Mail: Attn: T. Lattanzio, Meridian HealthCare, 8255 South Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44512
Meridian HealthCare traces its roots back to 1972, when it was incorporated as a community-based organization with a goal of serving individuals and families struggling with addiction. Meridian HealthCare’s focus is Saving Lives, Serving Communities. We offer a person-centered integrated care approach that includes, prevention, recovery, primary healthcare, housing, criminal justice services and much more.
Meridian HealthCare is a Drug Free Employer and Equal Opportunity Employer