Covenant Health

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Program Counselor Sr
Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center
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Peninsula is division of Parkwest Medical Center Knoxville, TN


Senior Program Counselor, Psych Rehab

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Position Summary:

Senior Program Counselor will teach skill building and wellness courses which support the recovery needs of students enrolled in the Recovery Education Psychiatric Rehabilitation program. Senior Program counselors are responsible for fostering a learning environment that is safe, collaborative and supportive. Senior Program counselors are assigned a case load of students with whom they meet weekly, maintain weekly progress notes, attend treatment team meetings and communicate with other care providers as necessary regarding the students. Senior Program Counselors are expected to maintain their peer support certification and complete all trainings required by the organization. Communication with the manager and team members is a high priority and ongoing process.


Provide assistance and guidance to students throughout the structured day at the Recovery Education Center (REC).


Motivated to work independently but is also supportive of other staff in the (REC).


Is able to work in an organized fashion, planning ahead and keeping up with duties and records.


Facilitates, implements, and evaluates program goals.


Responsible for fostering and maintaining a safe program environment.


Completes required paperwork used in the daily operation of the program and documents in the member charts in an objective and competent manner.


Attend training as required and support Peninsula


Presents a professional image, both in appearance and delivery of services.


Is punctual and prepared to perform any and all duties and responsibilities.


Meets with program supervisor as needed for supervision and to get class coverage when absent.


Attends weekly treatment team meeting and keeps manager appraised of any student concerns.


Attends monthly staff meetings and other meetings as required.


Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Education Bachelors degree in rehabilitation, psychology, social work or related field and completion of Peer Support Specialist Training and Certification from the State of Tennessee Mental Health Department.


Minimum Experience In lieu of degree should have three (3) years of experience in behavioral health and have training in a recovery-oriented approach.


Licensure Requirement Peer Support Specialist training and Certification. CPR required.



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