Overview This position provides assessment, short-term solution-focused counseling to eap members. Assess client situation, particularly attending to suicidality, domestic violence, aggression, threats of harm etcMust be familiar with and employ appropriate protocols to address all issues of potential harmProvide short-term mental health counseling as appropriateMust be skilled in solution-focused brief therapy (sfbt), problem-solving therapy (pst), motivational interviewing (mi) and similar modalitiesMust have knowledge of cognitive-behavioral therapy or other evidence-based strategies to address initial, pressing needs of those with depression and anxiety disorders. Provide assessment, short-term counseling, resources, and referrals to individuals enrolled in special state or federal programs such as the supplemental nutrition assistance program (snap), the office of child support, or vocational rehabilitationMeet with program enrollees to describe these special programs and their intentDevelop rapport and trust with participantsConduct assessments to determine underlying issues that pose specific barriers to employmentProvide short-term counseling, resources and referrals to address these barriersProvide short to medium term case managementProvide warm referrals to state employment programs. Lead regional team meetingsReach out to various state and non-profit partner organizations who can assist with the treatment and placement of clientsWork collaboratively to maximize ideas and resources available to clientsMeet at least monthly in person or via videoconference. Provide behavioral health screening and intervention services and training for sameDeveloping expert proficiency in motivational interviewing (mi) for depression, substance abuse, including alcohol abuse, and smokingBecome skilled in problem solving therapyParticipate in mi learning opportunitiesProvide 1:1 behavioral health screening and intervention to clientsProvide training and direction to other eap staff in mi and pst modalities. Provide critical incident stress debriefings and incident defusingsRespond to requests to debrief groups of employees, frequently first responders, who have been exposed to sudden, traumatic eventsMay require response outside of normal business hoursDefusing often require urgent rescheduling and emergency response. Provide management consultationsBecome trained and skilled in helping managers to unpack and assess complex employee situations in order to develop helpful and supportive responses that remediate problemsDevelop high level proficiency in the use of motivational interviewing for this purposeCoordinate and implement special projects and programs for the eap, such as onsite eap at places of employment, or developing peer support programs for first responders or other special populationsProvides leadership, direction, and ideas for the implementation of special projectsCoordinates with others to develop ideasImplements ideas following consultation with eap program manager and other leadersReach out and support proper involvement of staff and affiliate contractorsEnsures that all aspects of program or project works and that outcomes are achievedRepresents eap in state level meetings, conferences, and trainings. Provide clinical support and guidance to other clinical and administrative eap staffThe senior counselor will coordinate clinical contacts for each clinical job role to discuss clinical work being done by these staffThis will include training and education around assessment, particularly attending to suicidality, domestic violence, aggression, threats of harm etc.They will also provide ad hoc supports as needed to clinical staff that have complex cases that need additional support. Who may apply This position, employee assistance program senior clinical specialist (job requisition #17987) , is open to all state employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact [email protected] . Resumes will not be accepted via e-mailYou must apply online to be considered. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. Ahs background checks: candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the positionIn accordance with ahs policy 4.02, hiring standards, vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as dmv and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an ahs classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (rif) rights. Environmental factors Duties are performed in a variety of office and employer workplace settingsSignificant travel to employer sites may be required, for which private means of transportation must be availableWork outside of normal office hours may be required in responding to crisis situationsDealing with people in highly emotional situations may entail discomfort and danger, such as situations that involve persons who seek to harm themselves or others. Minimum qualifications Education: master's degree in counseling, psychology, or social work. Experience: two years at a professional level in counseling or social work. Special note: incumbents are required to possess a license in psychology, social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, or medicine (psychiatry only). Total compensation as a state employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheckThe state's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including: 80% state paid medical premium Dental plan at no cost for employees and their families Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts Two ways to save for your retirement: a state defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan Work/life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule Low cost group life insurance Tuition reimbursement Incentive-based wellness program Qualified employer for public service student loan forgiveness program Want the specifics? explore the benefits of state employment on our websiteEqual opportunity employer the state of vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skillsThe state does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, hiv status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental statusThe state’s employment decisions are merit-basedRetaliatory adverse employment actions by the state are forbidden.
Employee Assistance Program Senior Clinical Specialist
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