Neighbor To Family, Inc is seeking to hire an Independent Contractor to provides Mental Health Counseling services to children who meet the mental health counseling criteria as determined by the Medicaid Community Behavioral Health Coverage and Limitations Handbook. The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for providing high quality client care, displaying professional skills in assessment, diagnosis and treatment, with excellent documentation skills.
This position is an Independent Contractor/Per Diem position. The hours in which services will be provided and the number of hours weekly will vary by case load. A flexible schedule is a must and this position may require evening, weekend and/or holiday work.
This is a PART TIME position. Only local applicants need apply/will be considered. Compensation is based solely on services provided based on the established Florida Medicaid Fee Schedule.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Conducts screening assessments, and reviews intake and admission information on prospective clients for possible clinical services. Reviews all available assessments and pertinent information from outside agencies, and may also confer with birth parents.
- Provides individual, group and/or family therapy to an assigned caseload of clients in the office, in-home and in the community, as indicated. The MH Counselor will display good theoretical knowledge of mental health issues in children, adolescents, and adults, understand stages of human development and demonstrate competent treatment techniques.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of client's progress and updates involved parties with changes as needed.
- Prepares and maintains all therapeutic notes, records, reports, and other necessary clinical documentation in a timely manner. All documentation must meet the required standards set by the licensing or accrediting bodies that Neighbor To Family may be involved with, as well as all Federal and State standards and Rules.
- Participates in the design and implementation of individual treatment plans for their caseload, and monitors and records progress in achieving the goals of the individual treatment plan.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A Masters’ degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology from an accredited University, plus two years of clinical experience in child welfare or related human services. Other Master level degrees in the Human Services field could be considered as long as it meets the standards set down by COA or Medicaid. Only Master’s Degree Level candidates meet requirements and will be considered. Florida Licensed Mental Health/Marriage and Family/Social Worker Preferred but not necessary.