Job Opportunities

To apply for available position(s), complete the Employee Application and submit by email, fax (803-939-2646), or standard mail to MIRCI, 1408 Gregg Street Columbia, SC 29201.


Mental Health Specialist (NOW HIRING)

Function:
Under general supervision of the Group Home Administrator, assist/provide education related to housing issues and concerns including fire, safety and weather emergencies and, overall, to promote a safe sense of community living.

Employee Classification:
Considered a non-professional, non-exempt position that is full time, part time or PRN as needed.

Examples of Work:
Provide supportive and emergency response to residents, as needed, and perform other related duties as required and needed for the welfare of the residents.
Assist residents with ADL’s and help residents understand the importance of personal hygiene and keeping all living areas in the group home clean and safe through demonstration and evaluation. Provide quality supervision/training for residents on all activities of daily living. Provide quality leisure groups/activities. Provide quality redirection and intervention(s) as necessary.
Identify any physical and/or behavioral changes with appropriate documentation, report observations in staff meetings and provide input regarding resident issues.
Document according to Policy and Procedures and Quality Assurance in a timely manner, as well as in the Group Home Daily Log book.
Develop and maintain therapeutic relationship with all residents.
Assist and supervise the daily maintenance of the residence, as well as the preparation of meals and self-administration of medications and activities to improve social skills/interaction.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to persons served.
Ability to exercise judgement and discretion.
Ability to communicate effectively.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be certifiable in defensive driving, 15 passenger van driving, CPI, Standard CPR/1st-Aid and medication administration.

Minimum Requirements:
A High School diploma or equivalent. A minimum 2 years experience in a mental health or related field.


Licensed Practical Nurse (NOW HIRING)

Performance of practical nursing functions involving screenings, identifying and monitoring health care needs of clients, administering specified injections, collecting specimens, instructing clients about medical care.

Primary Functions of the LPN:
Has clinical responsibility for all clients who are receiving services from MIRCI.
Responsible for medication records.
Take vital signs.
Screen and evaluates clients. Collect urine specimens as needed.
Receives incoming telephone calls from clients, physicians, agencies and institutions.
Counsels, educates and instructs clients and staff on health issues.
Charts the care and treatment of clients. Completes and initiates referrals in house as requested and needed.
Must complete Patient Safety Training curriculum.

LPN Secondary Functions:
Maintains records and assists in the preparation of required reports.
Assists and conducts in-service training for new employee orientation on Medication Administration.
Assists in making appointments for clients as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager.

Qualifications for the LPN:
Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing
Licensed to practice in the State of South Carolina.
Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS), certified.
Strong communication skills, customer service oriented, experienced in telephone etiquette and triage, exhibits the ability to work with people (staff, visitors and clients) in a team focused environment.
Previous mental health experience preferred.


Youth Team Leader (NOW HIRING)

Job Function:
Under general supervision of the Director of Youth Services and clinical supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Youth Team Leader plans, directs and manages the professional services delivered by clinicians of the Youth Drop-in Center – excluding physician services.

Minimum Requirements:
A Master’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work or other healing art; current licensure in the field of discipline (i.e. LPC, LPC-I, LISW-CP/AP, LMSW); a minimum of four years experience in a clinical psychiatric setting, with no less than two years in a supervisory capacity.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Extensive knowledge of psychopathology and patient management within a psychiatric setting.
Ability to evaluate patient needs and provide supervision to staff.
Working knowledge of substance use disorders.
Commitment to recovery models of patient care – both psychiatric and addictions.
Strong communication skills and ability to effectively lead clinical staff.
Experience in formulation of treatment plans and diagnostic impressions.

Examples of Work:
Direct supervision of clinicians and staff – excluding physicians.
Insure quality standards of performance are met by all clinical staff – including the compliance with SC Dept. of Health and Human Services policies.
Provide clinical training to staff – initial and on-going trainings.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Supervise the clinical team/s of the agency, including running team meetings.
Provide individual supervision to clinicians – monthly at a minimum, and up to weekly if necessary.
Provide on-going training on quality standards and specific treatment theories and techniques.
Plan/develop rotation of group treatment schedule and weekend staff schedule
Direct reports: Staff including clinicians, professional and para-professional staff
Provide direct clinical services to caseload


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NOW HIRING)

Function:
Under limited supervision formulates and executes specialized programs and services, including the provision of individual and group counseling of an advanced nature for adults who have experienced mental illness or emotional problems participating in a Behavioral Health setting. The MHC will report directly to the Clinical Director.

Employee Classification:
Considered a professional, exempt position that is regular full-time.

Guidelines for Distinguishing Characteristics:
Performs array of clinical functions to assist clients in recovery.

Examples of Work:
Participates in treatment team meetings on a weekly basis.
Provides emergency services including, but not limited to, crisis intervention and assessments, and during after-hours rotation.
Provides advisory and consultative services to other counselors within the programs of the agency.
Performs other related duties as required.
Provides group, individual and psychosocial rehabilitative services.
Provides documentation of services provided within 24 hours of service.
Coordinates, plans, and implements regularly scheduled groups and activities.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Thorough knowledge of methods, principles and practices of clinical counseling.
Extensive knowledge of psychopathology and patient management within a psychiatric setting.
Extensive knowledge of group dynamics and human development.
Ability to evaluate counselor skills and program needs and to apply counseling theory in a clinical setting.
Some knowledge of basic health and welfare services provided by other public and private agencies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective contact with individuals, families and representative of other professional disciplines.
Knowledge of individual and group behavioral traits.
Some knowledge of the techniques of interviewing and counseling.
Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Must have a valid SC driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be certifiable in defensive driving and Standard CPR/1st-Aid.

Minimum Requirements:
A Master’s Degree in guidance, counseling or the social sciences and 2 years of experience in a clinical counseling program. Licensed clinicians must maintain active licensure status.