Counselor III/General Educator/Coach

US Government, Department of Mental Health-DIS Columbia

With our Agency’s mission to support the recovery of people with mental illnesses, we provide a complete array of medical and support services for children, adults, and families throughout South Carolina. 
            
This position is located at the Department of Mental Health, Division of Inpatient Services, Northeast Campus, Columbia, SC 29203.
 
As the Counselor III/General Educator/Coach, you will be under the general supervision of the Division of Inpatient  Services (DIS) Clinical Competency Center program Manager.  As a lodge/unit-based coach, you will provide training related to practical application of fundamental mental health communication and intervention skills with a focus on appropriate relationships, boundaries, de-escalation and communication as they relate to the BPH populations (Adult, Forensics, C&A). This  includes new employees and referrals for coaching needs to support current employees (multi-disciplinary staff).
 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In consultation with Clinic Competency Center Program Manager, coaches assigned employees on the lodges/units in mental health interventions and communications to include appropriate boundaries, professional communication, interventions, de-escalation and crisis prevention, etc.
  • Utilizes individualized learning plans developed in consultation with the Clinical Competency Program Manager, employee supervisors and employees to address mental health interventions and communications.
  • With referral and in consultation with the  Clinical Competency Program Manager, and the employee supervisors, establishes a collaborative learning plan based on individual employee’s strengths and weaknesses to address specific coaching needs related to mental health interventions and communications.
  • Provides training on lodges/units as assigned.
  • Participates in crisis debriefings as assigned.
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