The mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church.
Behavioral Health Counselor-Community Counseling Services
El Divino Redentor UMC
2421 W. Maple Ave
McAllen, TX 78501
Participates in activities to develop and maintain quality assurance indicators that evaluate the effectiveness of the counseling program.
Uses data to assist in improved planning, development and effective use of Community Counseling Services.
Analyzes program data and produces reports.
Sustains productivity expectations established by supervisor
Promotes interactive communication with all Methodist Healthcare Ministries programs, the community, and other community agencies.
Makes appropriate referrals for case management services and conducts follow up to ensure service delivery.
Determines eligibility and matches income with sliding fee scale, informing the client concerning fee amounts for subsequent sessions.
Responsible for day-to-day operation of counseling caseload, case flow, assessments and crisis interventions.
Responsible for provision of counseling services
Uses the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), and other diagnostic classification systems in assessment, diagnosis and other activities.
Uses various evidence-based treatment methods for the provision of individual, marital and couples counseling, psychotherapy, family and group therapy and psycho-social groups in isolated, church/community-based settings without direct supervision and often with no other staff on site.
Applies specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, development of individualized plan of care and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in uninsured population.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Sustain productivity standards as set by Supervisor
Participates in community events during business work week, weekends and evenings as needed
Develops and refines linkages between Methodist Healthcare Ministries programs and community health care facilities, social service providers, schools, and other agencies.
Maintains administrative aspects of the counseling program to include management of supplies, office space, security of records, collection of fees, deposit of funds and management of counseling space at church/community sites.
Develops intervention strategies to meet client short-term and long-term treatment goals
Develops and maintains a cumulative record for each client receiving counseling services as required by professional licensure standards and Methodist Healthcare Ministries policies and procedures.
Develops and maintains effective working relationships with individuals and families referred for counseling.
Assists in the planning, coordinating and implementing of projects and programs to include but not limited to identifying needs, researching, and managing caseloads.
Implements organization’s policies and procedures and recommends any needed modifications.