LPC Mental Health Counselor | Behavioral Health | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 22_836


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Job Category


Job Family

Mental Health


RCH Behavioral Health

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Rotating (United States of America)

Employee Type


Job Summary

Coordinates, plans and delivers the best psychotherapeutic approach for each patient. Provides clinical (only) supervision for day-to-day implementation of therapeutic strategies or milieu programming that carries out the treatment plan for each patient by a variety of staff including psychiatric technicians, LPNs, RNs, mental health counselors and discharge planners across the Center's continuum of care. Services are provided with the recognized standards of practice and the patient’s Plan of Care. The Plan of Care is based on the initial and comprehensive assessments of patient/caregiver.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provides individual, marital, family and group therapy within the scope of the inpatient unit
  • Develops and implements an individualized treatment approach. Communicates with family to further the effectiveness of treatment plan.
  • Collaborates with patient/family, multidisciplinary team, and physician to formulate a realistic plan that identifies goals, specific interventions, and resources to meet the patient's needs.
  • Assesses patient’s progress and modifies treatment plan accordingly.
  • Develops and maintains positive partnerships with providers of mental health and social services in the community as appropriate to the needs and requirements of the patient on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintains good communication and collaborative relationships with referring providers and other staff. Recommends additional referrals for patient as needed.
  • Functions as a positive resource, communication coordinator, and role model for departmental staff. Maintains accessibility and visibility within the department.
  • Assists patients to maintain their sense of competence, identity and autonomy.
  • Demonstrates effective collaboration with community/regional services and hospital personnel while maintaining patient and family rights.
  • Assists in discharge plan development, giving direction to discharge planner as needed.
  • Completes discharge planning note/assessment within predetermined guidelines. Upon completion of assessment, recommendations are integrated into the treatment plan 95% of the time.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


  • Education - Masters degree in Counseling
  • Certifications - Licensed Professional Counselor License (LPC)– South Dakota Department of Social Services Certifications/Licensures
  • Experience - 3+ years healthcare experience

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

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