Thinking Well (Cognitive Remediation) Counselor

Position Title : Thinking Well (Cognitive Remediation) Counselor
Department Unit : Thinking Well
Reports to : Thinking Well Program Manager
FLSA : Non-exempt

Essential Functions:
The Thinking Well Counselor facilitates computer based workshops and related discussion groups for participants enrolled in Laurel House, Inc.’s certified cognitive remediation program (called Thinking Well). The Counselor will be trained and become certified in the NEAR model of cognitive remediation (Neuropsychological and Educational Approach to Cognitive Remediation). Collects, tracks and reports assessments/outcomes for each participant assigned to the Counselor. Ensures goals/progress meetings and notes are documented and that the participant is advancing toward his/her specific overall recovery goal (e.g., to succeed in school, get a job, live independently). Works with other Laurel House program staff to facilitate transition into other evidence-based programs as needed, such as Supported Education and Supported Employment. This position reports to the Thinking Well Program Manager.

Laurel House, Inc. provides evidence-based programs to improve and sustain mental health. Thinking Well is a therapeutic program that improves the underlying cognitive skills that lead to better functioning and success in the workplace, school, the community and at home. It focuses on the direct improvement of: attention; working memory; verbal learning; visual learning; reasoning and problem solving; and processing speed. It is part of the family of services and programs, called Resources to Recover, that are provided to individuals and families to improve mental health for a better life. The Thinking Well Counselor facilitates computer based workshops and related discussion groups for participants. The Counselor creates a training plan for each assigned participant and measures the success of the program participants by clinically observing and documenting: positive functional outcomes; increased confidence and engagement of the participants; and their progress toward their overall recovery goals.

  • Learn and become certified in NEAR model of cognitive remediation under the supervision of the Thinking Well Manager. (Training and certification is provided by Laurel House.)
  • Facilitate computer based workshops and related discussion groups (called bridging groups).
  • Create Thinking Well participant training plan for assigned program participants, following participant intake and admission to the program by the Thinking Well Manager.
  • Collect, track, summarize and report on participant data and outcomes; proactively provide weekly update to Manager regarding how the Thinking Well sessions are progressing.
  • Ensure that administrative practices for each participant such as account setup, email/password assignments are executed.
  • Promote the program in the community to other healthcare providers with Thinking Well Program Manager and other Laurel House staff to cultivate interest and referrals to the program.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Minimum Requirements

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