Mental Health Counselor
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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- Provides psychological and psycho-educational assessments on an as-needed basis.
- Practices according to the highest relevant clinical standards and highest relevant ethical standards of the mental health professional’s sub-specialty.
- 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.
- Submits Medicaid or other billing on a weekly basis to Family Resource Center’s Finance Department.
- Receives weekly clinical supervision by a licensed supervisor.
- Attends weekly clinical meetings to discuss children and adolescents in foster homes and shelter settings and updates treatment plans/reviews.
- Contributes to the promotion and understanding of multi-cultural differences in the workplace and in the field.
- Participates in the agency’s Quality Assurance program.
- 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.