Scope: To ensure that each client within the assigned caseload is sufficiently supported by the Skyland Trail program services from the client's entry into the program until discharge. Responsible for well-planned and coordinated therapeutic services within the DBT/CBT recovery program.
Divides time, 50% of time working in Primary Counselor capacity (with a five client caseload) and 50% of time facilitating groups during Day Services programming.
Primary Counselor role (5 assigned clients, 5 core groups)
Coordinates all aspects of services to support the goals of client (I.e. recovery plan meetings, treatment planning, and discharge planning).
Develops individual recovery plans (complete with day treatment schedule) for caseload and revises as necessary with input of recovery team. Conducts individual sessions at least once per week with assigned caseload, also reviews clients' treatment plans and documents progression towards recovery plan goals. Records all changes in status as necessary.
Oversees daily CBT or DBT core groups and assures coverage for assigned recovery track. Leads weekly recovery team meetings and makes professional case presentations and opportunities for clients.
Participates in weekly supervision with Chief Medical Officer. Participates in weekly supervision with the CBT Track Coordinator for administrative purposes, support and case consultation.
Works with recovery team to design wellness plans. Set appropriate wellness plans for caseload as needed, and reports plan to the client, family and clinical staff.
Maintains verbal or written contact with families as a minimum of once every 2 weeks, and has family sessions at least at a minimum of once every month.
Assist and guides clients to achieve the maximum level of independence, while functioning in the least restrictive environment.
Refers clients to appropriate services, internally and externally. Maintains contact with other service providers.
Group Counselor role (12 additional assigned groups)
Conducts assigned Day Treatment groups and document in electronic health record. Develop written curriculums for each group when needed. These groups' goals could include process/support, psycho-educational skills development, recreational/leisure, expressive arts, health/wellness, spirituality, relapse prevention or vocational.
Utilize curriculum resources to plan, facilitate and/or co-facilitate assigned day treatment groups with the assistance of the Day Treatment Directors.
Completes all documents in accordance with agency guidelines.
Complete progress report on each client and completes concurrent reviews for UR staff. Conducts reviews with MCO in UR staff and MD absence.
Maintains contact with insurance companies as required by each managed care organization's standards.
Practices ethically and complies with facility policies and accreditation standards (i.e., Joint Commission, ORS, etc.
Supervises master's level intern(s) weekly as needed and have regular contact with school advisor.
Provides transportation for clients as needed.
Participates in continuing education program in specialty area.
Completes other duties as assigned
Masters degree in related field (i.e., Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, etc.)
Prior training/experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Prior experience in partial hospitalization/day treatment setting for chronically mentally ill
Internal Number: 101
About Skyland Trail
Skyland Trail is a nonprofit mental health treatment organization based in Atlanta. For more than 30 years, we have been inspiring people with mental illness to thrive through a holistic program of evidence-based psychiatric treatment, integrated medical care, research and education.