A Mental Health Coach is fully licensed mental health provider who offers strengths-based support for persons living with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and disorders. They are responsible for meeting with clients, facilitating support groups, communicating with interdisciplinary team, guiding clients in the referral process, network expansion and serving as a representative for training events and programs administered or attended by the HHCI.
This person will have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and will participate in both Clinical programs at HHCI.
Position is Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm with the possibility of working one evening shift per week to facilitate support group. Position may require occasional travel throughout the city of Houston and surrounding areas as part of networking and outreach duties. Clinical work will include working with a wide spectrum of individuals struggling with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.
Based on Experience
- Maintain an active license (LPC, LCSW, LPA, LMFT or similar).
- Carry a clinical case load of up to 20 clients (combination of CBT and DBT clients).
- Facilitate 1-2 support groups.
- Provide skilled crisis intervention services.
- Timely documentation for all client services.
- Actively assist clients and members is the community in finding resources for professional care and treatment.
- Weekly participation in consultation group.
- Effectively communicate with interdisciplinary team across all clinical programs: CBT- Based Coaching, DBT, Telepsychiatry and Case Management.
- Weekly research for new community resources through in person interviews, emails, phone calls.
- Occasional travel across Houston and surrounding areas for network expansion.
- Represent the HHCI at mental health meetings and conferences in the Houston area.
- Develop and contribute material for websites and blog.
- Conducts educational presentations for community through Lunch & Learn or CEUs at center.
- Obtain proper documentation for all client encounters.
- Stay up to date on all new trainings and research.
- Basic computer knowledge.
- Applicants for the position must have a master’s degree in psychology, counseling or social work and at least one year of experience in a clinical setting.
- Preferred applicants will possess licensure (LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, or LCDC). Applicants will have experience with both CBT and DBT modalities.
- Preferred applicants will have experience facilitating groups, conducting psychosocial interviews, connecting clients with referrals in the community, crisis intervention, and providing CBT and DBT services.
- Applicants that are license eligible may be considered.
- Proficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required.
- Applicants must possess technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total client care in order to safely and efficiently treat clients.
- Applicant must have the ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision, in order to independently carry out duties.
How to Apply
To apply for a position, send your resume with the job title in the subject line to email@example.com.
HHCI is a clinical placement for 2nd year graduate students seeking Master’s degrees in a mental health-related field. Our interns gain invaluable professional experience, training and skill-building, while helping us meet the community’s need for mental health services.
We host up to three internships/practicum/field placement opportunities for students in an accredited, masters level counseling or social work program.
Applications are open for Fall 2021/Spring 2022. Applications are due March 7th, 2021. Applications will then be reviewed and interviews will be offered throughout March.