Counsel and advise individuals with acquired brain injury and their families. May counsel individuals, families, or groups. Works within a multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive and quality counseling service for the residents grief and loss counseling, education, psychological and cognitive intervention. There will be a need to plan, develop and evaluate the service in response to consumer and service needs.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Counsel residents and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming deficits, adjusting to life, and making changes.
• Complete and maintain accurate records and reports regarding the patients’ histories and progress, services provided, and other required information.
• Develop resident treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and resident histories.
• Review and evaluate residents’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
• Interview residents, review records, and confer with other professionals in order to evaluate individuals’ mental and physical condition, and to determine their suitability for participation.
• Intervene as advocate for residents in order to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
• Provide residents and family members with information about acquired brain injury and about available resources, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
• Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in resident status.
• Coordinates with the multidisciplinary team and Program Director to develop master treatment plan.
• Attend training sessions in order to increase knowledge and skills.
• Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with and supporting residents.
• Participate in treatment planning and staff meetings.
• Lead routine individual or family support groups; occasionally lead community based support groups.
• Respond to request for services in a timely manner
• Provide supervision if appropriate.
• Be responsible for providing billing department with services rendered on a daily basis.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience in cognitive rehabilitation and counseling residents with acquired brain injury
Strong background in healthcare.
3-5 years direct patient care experience
Master’s Degree required
All Nexus Health Systems employees will need to meet the requirements outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interim final rule requiring all workers in most health care settings that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The rule is effective November 5, 2021. Under the regulation, all eligible workers of Nexus Health Systems must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022.