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Pyramid Healthcare Counselor (Per Diem) in Dallas, Pennsylvania

Scope of Position & Technical Competency -:

  • Responsible for facilitating level of care assessments, individual sessions, couples/family sessions, residential and partial hospitalization program groups as determined by and according to program standards

  • Prepares materials and curriculum for facilitating sessions and or groups

  • Maintains client files according to program standards through utilization of program electronic client record

  • Initiates and develops treatment planning goals through contact with clients, family, colleagues and other staff and updates plan as required within expected timelines

  • Evaluates behavioral and emotional needs of clients and family members

  • Communicates with referral sources, external medical and behavioral providers, client support system, and company representatives

  • Manages client files by having appropriate documents with in the required time-frames.

  • Attends and facilitate team meetings regarding client’s progress, updates, needs

  • Develop and conduct staff trainings

  • Conducts insurance reviews/ extension requests, including documentation

  • Collects client co-pays as needed

  • FT is scheduled for 37.5 hours per week with a minimum average of 25 billable sessions per week.

  • PT is scheduled for 15 hours per week with a minimum average of 10 billable sessions per week.

  • Attends trainings, staff meetings and supervision as needed and according to program standards, with no less than half of licensure required hours specific to Eating Disorders

  • Maintains safe, orderly and therapeutic physical environment for clients including crisis intervention

  • Maintains ethical boundaries with clients and engages clients and support network in respectable and professional manner

  • Ability to support other programming in office as needed and as appropriate

  • Other duties as assigned

Technical Competencies:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of Eating Disorders, addiction, mental health and complex conditions

  • Application to practice

  • Assessment; initial and ongoing with referrals made as needed

  • Treatment planning and continuing updates

  • Professional and respectful interaction with clients, family, supports and referral sources

  • Development, conducting of, and participation in client outings, meals including same food intake, and age appropriate clinical challenges

  • Individual Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Documentation

  • Professional readiness and ethical responsibility

  • Eating Disorder population specific competency

  • A working knowledge of HIPAA, Licensing, OMHSAS, DHS, and CARF regulations

Pyramid CORE Values:

We are committed and proud to live our CORE values and use them to inspire those around us. Our employees are expected to align with these values, behaviors and standards. We are held accountable for upholding these CORE Values: INTEGRITY is striving to be honest, transparent and ethical when dealing with clients, staff and the community. DEDICATION is demonstrating an unwavering commitment to always provide exceptional care and support to those we serve is needed daily. COLLABORATION is a steadfast, team-focused approach; working together to achieve excellence. PASSION is genuine, compelling and relentless desire to improve lives and support Pyramid Healthcare’s mission.


Education, Experience:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services field), chemical dependency or other related field required

  • Current licensure in this Commonwealth preferred - LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PhD or PsyD

  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) certification preferred

  • Post-Graduate training and experience in treating Eating Disorders, OCD, Trauma, etc. with DBT, CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, etc. preferred

  • Valid driver’s license required

Job-related Behavioral Characteristics:

Strong clinical skills in mental health /eating disorder/ substance abuse treatment. A working knowledge of HIPAA, Licensing, and CARF regulations. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to problem solve by gathering and analyzing information, working well in an individual/ group problem solving situation, and showing initiative in problem solving. Maintains professionalism and does not show favoritism. Maintains consistency with clients, staff, visitors, and the public. Sound clinical judgment and excellent clinical skills. Ability to handle a crisis situation and react appropriately in a calm and decisive manner. Flexible and adaptable. Ability to make decisions in an objective and ethical manner. Ability to sustain a team environment.