Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Clinical Counselor

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Job ID
    2016-2499
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Clinical Counseling
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Founded in 1902 to care for orphans, CHS is now among the oldest, largest and most respected private nonprofits serving children and families. Expanding from early roots in adoption and foster care, CHS offers an array of specialized services designed to nurture children and grow families. Last year, CHS delivered hope to more than 139,000 children and adults.

    Responsibilities

    OBJECTIVE:  To assess and/or identify client and family needs as well as plan, coordinate, provide and evaluate the necessary services and treatment; assist and counsel individuals and families by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information and treatment services. 
     
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:


    - Provide clinical and supportive counseling services; individual, group and

      family therapy, including but not limited to TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS in a

      CHS office/facility, client homes and school community as necessary.
    - Deliver evidence-based treatment intervention (i.e., Trauma-Focused Care,

      Infant Mental Health)
    - Develop and maintain clinical records and program documentation according

      to contract and CHS standards (assessments, treatment plans, progress

      notes, termination summaries, etc.).
    - Generate and maintain necessary reports and paperwork in a timely manner

      (i.e., Quality Assurance and program accounting/billing reports).
    - Complete billable units and enter applicable data into the Client Information

      System (CIS) and other data systems in a timely manner as required by the

      program and/or contract requirements.
    - Facilitate psycho-educational classes and/or groups such as parenting skills,

      independent living skills, anger management, behavior management,

      substance abuse, MAPP/Pride training, etc..
    - Participate in treatment and/or multidisciplinary teams, including but not

      limited to one of the following: TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS (only provided in

      Residential settings) treatment team meetings, as required by the program.
    - Provide case management services including information, plan referral and

      linkages, where appropriate. Coordinate services with other professionals and

      para-professionals and liaison with outside social service agencies and other

      organizations.
    - Provide in-depth clinical assessment, diagnosis of clinical conditions,

      treatment plans and intervention under the supervision of a licensed clinician,

      including one of the following: TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS services (only

      provided in Residential settings), when necessary.
    - Provide crisis counseling services to families.
    - Make collateral contacts to assess client progress and functioning.
    - Oversee the behavioral program or treatment interventions associated with

      the client’s treatment plan.
    - Participate in peer review process to oversee that services provided comply

      with contract, Medicaid and licensing requirements, COA, and internal quality

      assurance standards.
    - Coordinate and supervise therapeutic family visitation, when necessary.
    - Provide on-call support as required or scheduled.
    - Review and monitor billing for clinical services.
    - Train direct care staff regarding components of the individualized treatment

      plan, when necessary.
    - Meet established program productivity goals while upholding the CHS

      standard of care.
    - Participate in the quality improvement process.


    This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED: All degrees must be from an accredited university. 
     
    - Master's Degree in Human Services related field.
    - Two years of post-Bachelor degree experience working with at-risk children

      and families
    - For Unaccompanied Alien Child/Minor Program, bilingual required

      (English/Spanish)
    - For Behavioral Health Services programs:
    - Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy,

      Mental Health Counseling or comparable human services related degree:
    - A comparable degree must have included graduate level coursework in four of

      the following: human growth and development; diagnosis and treatment of

      psychopathology; human sexuality; counseling theories and techniques;

      group theories and practice; dynamics of marriage and family systems;

      individual evaluation and assessment; career and lifestyle assessment;

      research and program evaluation; personality theories; social and cultural

      foundations; counseling in community settings; and substance use disorders
    - Two years of professional experience in providing services to persons with

      behavioral health disorders.
    - Please see Addendums maintained by Human resources and COA (Council on

      Accreditation) standards for specific skills and knowledge that pertain to the

      program in which the employee is working.
    - Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire.

    PREFERRED:


    - Minimum of one year of post Masters' experience
    - Three years of experience dealing with emotionally disturbed

      children/adolescents 
     
    SKILLS:
     
    - Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect client
    - Ability to assess and apply proper intervention strategies
    - Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
    - Ability to identify and understand environmental stressors
    - Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
    - Ability to travel and/or make home visits
    - Ability to recognize importance of social, economic and environmental

      factors in the development and resolution of personal and family problems
    - Ability to effectively interact with children and families from diverse cultural

      backgrounds
    - Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
    - Ability to work flexible hours as required
    - Able to perform at a high level of autonomy or with minimal supervision
    - Effective verbal and written communication skills
    - Knowledge of community resources 
     
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    NEEDED: driving, reaching, sitting
    PREFERRED: bending/stooping, carrying, kneeling, lifting, pushing/pulling, repetitive standing, walking

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