Mental Health Counselor Job Description

Individuals who work in the mental health field — mental health counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists — are professionals with specialized knowledge, skills, and training who work with individuals, families, groups, and communities in an effort to maintain, improve, or restore optimal functioning.

They diagnose, treat, and manage mental and emotional disorders, developmental and behavioral problems, substance abuse, and disabilities.

Mental health counselors can specialize in a variety of areas, such as clinical, school, group, vocational, couple, and family counseling.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Mental Health Counselor who can help us with our mental health needs. We need someone who is experienced in counseling and who can help us with our mental health issues.

Mental Health Counselor Duties:

  • Provide clinical services to children and adults with mental health disorders
  • Develop treatment plans and strategies for patients
  • Interact with patients to asses their needs, provide appropriate treatment, and prepare them for reintegration into society
  • Recognize, assess, and treat patients with mental health problems
  • Perform physical exams, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures
  • Communicate with established physicians and mental health care professionals
  • Identify and evaluate patients’ and family members’ strengths, needs, and abilities
  • Develop treatment plans and strategies for patients
  • Interact with patients to asses their needs, provide appropriate treatment, and prepare them for reintegration into society
  • Recognize, assess, and treat patients with mental health problems
  • Perform physical exams, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures
  • Communicate with established physicians and mental health care professionals
  • Identify and evaluate patients’ and family members’ strengths, needs, and abilities

Mental Health Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for inmates and their families, including crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, coordination of services, and group counseling
  • Provide crisis intervention and assessment for inmates with mental health issues as directed by the prison medical staff
  • Perform individual or group counseling
  • Develop treatment plans for inmates with mental health needs
  • Develop and implement education, treatment, and administrative policies and procedures for inmates with mental health needs
  • Assist with inmate reintegration following release from prison

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, or related field
  • Graduate degree in mental health counseling preferred
  • 4+ years’ experience in mental health counseling and/or community mental health
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong, successful team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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