Lutheran Social Services of NE Florida Inc – Ryan White Mental Health Counselor

Posted Jun 17, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Jul 30, 2022


For more than 40 years, we’ve empowered hundreds of thousands of people in Duval County to start again. Voted by our community as one of the top 5 nonprofits in the area, ranked as a Jacksonville Business Journal Top 25 nonprofit, Lutheran Social Services doesn’t stop at serving our Northeast Florida neighbors, we extend our dedication to excellence in the benefits and resources we offer our talented and diverse staff.
Our extensive benefits prioritize the health and well-being of those that join our organization. Benefits eligible staff begin accruing Paid Time Off (PTO) day one with access to over 20 days of PTO in a calendar year, 11 paid holidays day one, Premium health insurance (LSS pays 90% of the total monthly premium for eligible Employees), Free Dental coverage (LSS pays 100% of the total monthly premium for eligible Employees), a company paid life insurance policy, as well as access to Teledoc services, 403B, vision plans, and more.

The Ryan White Mental Health Counselor provides clinical services for individuals with mental illness. This position will deal primarily with individuals infected and/or affected with HIV/AIDS. Interacts with Psychiatrist and Case Managers as well as multidisciplinary staff involved in Client’s Plan of Care. Provision of services follows guidelines of each funded contract – including goals and work-plans..

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Essential duties and responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES • Conduct interviews and assess client psychosocial and emotional needs and capabilities • Develop a formal treatment plan; perform treatment plan reviews and annual reassessments • Responsible for quality documentation and chart maintenance in accordance with Ryan White and Medicaid Guidelines • Ensure that clients are checked for Medicaid eligibility and bill accordingly • Submit accurate and monthly billing to accounting personnel • Perform individual one-on-one therapy • Facilitate support group meetings • Accurately maintain mental health budget • Assist in writing of program funding grants • Complete administrative duties including filing, collating, shredding, reporting, supply inventory, data entry, and other operational needs • Provide supervision and training for staff • Perform supervisory duties in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, delegating, motiving, retaining staff • Adhere to agency compliance with contracts, policies, regulations, confidentiality, HIPAA • Seeks and maintains the subcontract agreements with Psychiatrist/ARNP • Maintains relationships with area universities for Master Level Interns • Supervises Interns • Participates in general community outreach efforts for the agency • Other duties as assigned


COMPETENCIES • Clinical knowledge of human behavior. • Strong Interpersonal Skills • Demonstrates positive attitude when dealing with patient/staff. • Ability to interact comfortably and professionally with clients from diverse cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds • Ability to communicate with other professional service providers on all levels and backgrounds • Must have excellent organizational skills. Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks. • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. • Must be able to communicate orally and in writing. Maintains patient confidentiality. • Must be very detailed oriented and capable of thinking independently while exercising good judgment. • Must be able to generalize, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. • Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations. • Supervisory or Management experience • Screening required for this position: a Level 2 background check (company paid), a drug screen (company paid), and a driver's license check (company paid) - all at time of job offer

Education and Experience

EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS Required: • Master’s Degree • Licensed Mental Health Counselor OR Licensed Social Worker – license must be current and unencumbered • Minimum 2 yrs experience working with individuals with HIV/AIDS • Minimum 2 yrs experience mental health and substance abuse counseling • Knowledge of SOAP or DAP methods in completing documentation • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and auto insurance; must be able to transport clients to various locations

Salary/Salary Range

$45,000 - $51,000


Lutheran Social Services of NE Florida Inc


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