Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Licensed Clinical Counselor

    Job Locations US-FL-Lakeland
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical Counseling
    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.


    OBJECTIVE:  To provide in-depth clinical assessment and treatment of individuals and families by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information, service and treatment; provides individual, family and group therapy. 
    - Provide in-depth clinical and supportive counseling services; individual, group

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

      services, in a CHS office/facility, client home and/or school community as

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

      treatment plans and intervention, including but not limited to Medicaid Brief

      Behavioral Health Status Examinations, TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS services.
    - Deliver evidence-based treatment interventions (i.e. Trauma-Focused Care,

      Infant Mental Health).
    - Oversee the behavioral program or treatment interventions associated with

      the client treatment plan; train and provide clinical supervision of direct care

      staff regarding components of the individualized treatment plan.
    - 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 reports).
    - Enter data into Client Information System (CIS) and other data systems in a

      timely manner as required by the program.
    - Participate in treatment and/or multidisciplinary teams, including but not

      limited to: TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS (only provided in Residential settings)

      treatment team meetings as required by the program.
    - Meet established program productivity goals while upholding the CHS

      standard of care.
    - May facilitate psycho-educational classes/groups such as parenting skills,

      substance abuse, independent living skills, anger management, behavior

      management, MAPP/PRIDE training, etc.
    - May provide case management services including information, plan referral

      and linkages, coordinate services with other professionals and para

      professionals, and liaison with outside social service agencies and other

    - May provide crisis counseling services to families.
    - May make collateral contacts to assess client progress and functioning.
    - May participate in peer review process to oversee that services provided

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

      quality assurance standards.
    - May coordinate and supervise therapeutic family visitation.
    - May provide on-call support as required or scheduled.
    - May review and monitor billing for clinical services.
    - Participates 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.


    REQUIRED: All degrees must be from an accredited university.
    - Master's Degree in Social Work or comparable human services field
    - Professional Florida license in Mental Health ( LMHC ), Clinical Social Work

      (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapy ( LMFT ) or Psychology
    - Minimum of three years of post-Bachelor’s degree experience working with

      at-risk children and families
    - Please see 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
    - Must apply for and maintain a Florida Medicaid Number through the Florida

      Agency for Health Care Administration


    - Experience providing therapy to at-risk children and families


    - Ability to assess and apply proper intervention strategies
    - Ability to effectively interact with children and families from diverse cultural

    - 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 set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
    - Ability to travel
    - Comprehensive therapy skills with children and families, abuse, neglect and

      substance abuse
    - Effective interpersonal skills
    - Effective verbal and written communication skills
    - Knowledge of community resources 
    NEEDED: driving, sitting
    PREFERRED: bending/stooping, carrying, kneeling, lifting, pushing/pulling, reaching, repetitive standing, walking


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