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Behavioral Health Counselor

Company: VNS Health
Location: North Bergen
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewBehavioral Health Counselors provide supportive counseling, advocacy, and education to help patients and their families navigate mental illness, access community resources, and manage symptoms to help them remain safely in the community This is an experienced, master's level social services role that provides direct care as part of a team. Join us in building on our 130-year history and become a part of the Future of Care that is strengthening communities with high quality, integrated behavioral health programs.

VNS Health Behavioral Health team members provide vital client-centered behavioral health care to New Yorkers most in need, across all stages of life and mental well-being. We deliver care wherever our clients are, including outpatient clinics, clients' homes, and the community. Our short- and long-term service models include acute, transitional, and intensive care management programs that impact the most vulnerable populations, from children, to adolescents, to aging adults. As part of our fast-growing Behavioral Health team, you'll have an opportunity to develop and advance your skills, whether you're early in your career or an experienced professional.Compensation:$62,400.00 - $72,000.00 AnnualWhat We Provide -

  • Attractive sign-on bonus and referral bonus opportunities - - -
  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays -
  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability - -
  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds -
  • Personal and financial wellness programs--- -
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care------ -
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees -
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement--- -
  • Internal mobility, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities------ -
  • Interdisciplinary network of colleagues through the VNS Health Social Services Community of Professionals - -What You Will Do
    • Performs social work assessments of patients/families; opens cases as appropriate -
    • Develops treatment plan and goals for patients/families as appropriate -
    • Provides supportive counseling and/or supportive therapy as well as ongoing social work services -
    • Collaborates and refers to appropriate agencies as required -
    • Aids in obtaining community services to patients, families and other caregivers -
    • Provides psycho education and advocacy for patients and families -
    • Assists staff, patients, families, and other caregivers to understand third party reimbursement, entitlements and community resources -
    • Initiates and maintains written and verbal communications according to VNS Home Care policy -
    • Performs established workflow procedures -
    • Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNS Home Care goals -
    • Acts as liaison with other community agencies -
    • Participates in related VNS Home Care activities, e.g., utilization review, staff meetings, education programs, etc. -
    • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth -QualificationsLicenses and Certifications: Valid NYS ID or NYS driver's license may be required as determined by operational needs.Education: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related degree requiredWork Experience: Minimum one year of social work experience in a mental health or social service setting required -

Keywords: VNS Health, North Bergen , Behavioral Health Counselor, Other , North Bergen, New Jersey

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