Mental Health Counselor2018-08-30T14:35:05+00:00

Mental Health Counselor

 

Description:

This is a contracted fee for service position, which provides psychologically necessary clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples.  These services include, but are not necessarily limited to: Counseling, Psychotherapy, Assessment, Mental Health Triage, Crisis-Intervention, Providing Supervised Visitation and/or Providing Therapeutically Supervised Visitation, and Providing In-Service Presentations on selected topics.

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Human Services or some equivalent training, is required. 
  • Master’s Degree/Licensed by the State of Florida in Social Work or related field
  • Must possess on of the following licenses: LMHC / LSW / IMHC / ISW
  • At least two year’s work experience with severely emotionally disturbed or troubled children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
  • Knowledge about standards set by JCAHO, Medicaid and TANF preferred, but not necessary.

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work as a team member and have good oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and be flexible in relation to department needs.
  • Proficiency in Oral Communication & Written Communication Skills.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards, State Statutes, State Administrative Codes, and Professional Ethics for one’s profession.
  • Knowledge regarding age-specific, developmental milestones

 

Specific Areas of Responsibility to Position:

  1. Provides psychologically necessary and clinically indicated in-home, in-office or in-school therapeutic behavioral services to children residing in caregivers’ homes, emergency shelters and/or any of the shelters or foster homes.
  2. Provides psychological and psycho-educational assessments on an as-needed basis.
  3. Practices according to the highest relevant clinical standards and highest relevant ethical standards of the mental health professional’s sub-specialty.
  4. Develops and maintains client records in a timely manner and in accordance with Family Resource Center’s Policies and Procedures, and Medicaid and JCAHO standards.
  5. Submits Medicaid or other billing on a weekly basis to Family Resource Center’s Finance Department.
  6. Receives weekly clinical supervision by a licensed supervisor.
  7. Attends weekly clinical meetings to discuss children and adolescents in foster homes and shelter settings and updates treatment plans/reviews.
  8. Contributes to the promotion and understanding of multi-cultural differences in the workplace and in the field.
  9. Participates in the agency’s Quality Assurance program.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the FRC CEO.

 

Email resumes to FFondrose@FRCFlorida.org with the subject line: Mental Health Counselor – Applicant Name.