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Remote- Licensed Mental Health Counselor- $5000 Sign on Bonus



At St. Lawrence Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

  • Same Day pay through Daily Pay
  • Paid vacation & holiday pay
  • Medical, dental, vision, hearing benefits
  • $5000.00 sign on bonus


Perform a comprehensive list of psychotherapy functions and practices. Work with internal and external stake holders to promote quality patient- centered behavioral health care.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a warm and caring not-for-profit community healthcare facility that's certified for 94 beds. Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. Within our welcoming walls, you'll find a wide array of core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care. But that's just the beginning. We're not just a hospital; we're a beacon of health and wellness in the North Country. We proudly offer outpatient health services in Brasher Falls, Canton, Colton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, and Potsdam, NY.

STATUS: Full Time


DEPARTMENT: SLH Behavioral Health
SCHEDULE: 8hr shifts, Variable


  • Required: Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling or Social Work

  • Required Certification: LMHC or LMSW

  • Required: Direct client experience in a human service setting

  • Preferred: Individual and/or group counseling experience



  • Identifies potential barriers and current difficulties in participating in treatment at intake and throughout the course of treatment.

  • Appropriately utilizes screening and assessment tools approved by CPH including but not limited to CSSR-S, PHQ-9, Modified mini, substance use and risk assessment.

  • Interprets quantitative and qualitative data within the social, political, economic and cultural context to determine patient-centered action plan

  • Evaluates across the bio-psycho-social continuum including environmental factors and patient resources.

  • Builds rapport and demonstrates a safe environment in which patients engage in the comprehensive assessment process

  • Perform ongoing continuous assessments to develop and maintain appropriate, safe, strengths-based and person centered care.

  • Utilize diagnostic criteria, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and rule outs to determine accurate diagnosis

Individual Counseling

  • Responsible for an individual case load including 1:1 counseling, treatment, relapse prevention, discharge planning, care coordination and referral

  • Participate in case conferences and clinical meetings weekly.

  • Provide individualized patient care utilizing best practice counseling skills, techniques and modalities to improve quality of life and reduce symptoms

  • Utilize crisis intervention skills and community resources to promote patient safety

  • Utilize trauma-informed approaches including taking universal precautions

  • Engage in ongoing professional maintenance activities to include but not limited to clinical supervision. continuing education, and counselor wellness

Group/Family Counseling and Education

  • Development, execution and documentation of group therapy on assigned topics to be determined by patient need and counselor skill set

  • Awareness of group dynamics, ability to manage time and destructive behaviors, encourage participation and engage patients in the learning process.

  • Conduct family, marriage and or couples therapy as clinically indicated

  • Provide psychoeducation to individuals, groups and families on topics such as substance use disorders, mental health and wellness, life style changes, and coping skills, and recovery.

  • Strengthen relationships among people in a purposeful effort to promote, restore, maintain, and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, social groups, organizations, and communities.


  • Documenting: In a variety of manners including assessments, individual and group notes, collaboration, collateral contact with internal and external stakeholders to the patient.

  • Treatment planning, discharge planning and regularly updating the patient record to demonstrate patient’s progress or lack thereof in the treatment environment.

  • Assessments are performed per specific scope and practice at or above standards set by OASAS, OMH, TJC and DNV.

  • Forms are filled out respecting the various deadlines required by the governing and regulatory bodies and will remain in the medical record.

  • Confidential maintenance of and transmission of medical records following HIPPA and CFR 42 guidelines

Clinical Supervision

  • Provide clinical supervision for interns and or junior staff of the same discipline

  • Act as a mentor, coach and evaluator to create an atmosphere that promotes counselor self- reflection, discipline, motivation, learning, wellness and professional development.

  • Monitor quality of professional services, attend to ethical issues and ensure quality clinical care.

  • Act as a resource and consultant for other departments as needed


  • MS (Required)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: S - Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


  • LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - New York State Education Department (NYSED)

PAY RANGE: $67,750.00 - $91,000.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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