Counselor II
Children's Home Society of Florida - Pensacola, FL

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Job Description

OBJECTIVE: To identify and assess client and family needs and evaluate, coordinate and ensure necessary services and/or treatment are provided; provide in-home supportive counseling services to clients; complete required assessments; assist individuals and families by helping to articulate goals and providing needed information.

- Provide supportive counseling services to individuals, families and/or groups.
- Provide case management services (information, plan referral and linkages) as needed.
- Develop and maintain clinical records and program documentation according to contract and CHS standards (assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, termination summaries, etc.)
- Facilitate psycho-educational groups and educational classes such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, behavior management, etc.
- Coordinate services with other professionals and para-professionals.
- Conduct community outreach as needed.
- May coordinate and supervise family visitation as necessary.
- May monitor interns and/or volunteers at family visitation centers.
- May transport clients to/from visitation.
- Arrange for transportation of clients to appointments, community agencies, etc., as needed.
- Provide Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) interventions under the supervision of a licensed clinician.
- Provide BHOS services to clients through group counseling.
- Oversee the behavioral program associated with the client treatment plan.
- Participate in BHOS treatment team meetings.
- Develop the behavioral health aspects of child's discharge plan under the supervision of a licensed clinician.
- Train direct care staff regarding components of the individualized treatment plan in BHOS programs
- 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.

All degrees must be from an accredited university.
- Bachelor's Degree in social work or Human Services and two years experience working with children and familiies.
- Please see Addendums maintained by HumanResources 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

- Experience working with at risk children and families

- Effective assessment skills and intervention strategies
- Ability to identify and understand environmental stressors
- Ability to observe and report accurately on the functioning of individuals & families
- Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Awareness of sociocultural characteristics of service population
- Ability to make home visits
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
- Knowledge of community resources
- Ability to work flexible hours as required
- Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect client
- Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions

NEEDED: Sitting, Reaching. Driving
Standing, Walking, Lifting, Carrying, Kneeling, Pushing/Pulling, Bending/Stooping, Other: repetitive standing

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