Counselor III, Social Worker III (S)
Children's Home Society of Florida - Fort Myers, FL

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Job Description:PROGRAM NAME:
GRADE: A/B 20 THIS IS A FEE FOR SERVICE POSITION
OBJECTIVE: To identify client and family needs and
evaluate, coordinate and provide the necessary services
and treatments; assist and counsel individuals and
families by using such activities as delineating
alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing
needed information and treatment services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:
  • Provide specialized services that may include:
conducting forensic interviews, providing expert
assistance to DCF and other state agencies, expert court
testimony etc.
  • Provide case management services (information, plan
referral and linkages)
  • Maintain clinical records and program documentation
according to contract and CHS standards (assessments,
treatment plans, progress notes, termination summaries,
etc.)
  • Assist/present cases to psychiatrist and medical
provider
  • Facilitate educational classes such as parenting
skills, independent living skills, anger management,
behavior management, etc.
  • Provide on call support as required or scheduled.
  • Supervise bachelors-level and masters-level students,
as needed.
  • Provide additional staff training as requested or
required.
  • Provide in-depth clinical assessment, treatment plans
and intervention under the supervision of a licensed
clinician, including TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS services.
  • Provide services to clients through individual, group
and family therapy, including TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS.
  • Oversee the behavioral program associated with the
client treatment plan.
  • Participate in TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS treatment team
meetings.
  • Develop the behavioral health aspects of child's
discharge plan.
  • Train direct care staff regarding components of the
individualized treatment plan.
  • 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: All degrees must be from an accredited
university.

REQUIRED:
  • Master's Degree in Human Services. For Social Worker
III, an MSW is required
  • Two years of post-Bachelor degree experience
  • Please see Addendums maintained by Human resources 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
PREFERRED:
  • Experience working with at risk children and families
SKILLS:
  • Able to perform at a high level of autonomy or with
minimal supervision
  • Ability to assess and apply proper intervention
strategies
  • Ability to handle confidential information
appropriately
  • Ability to recognize importance of social, economic
and environmental factors in the development and
resolution of personal and family problems
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make home visits
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with
clients
  • Ability to act decisively when necessary to protect
client
  • Ability to identify and understand environmental
stressors
  • Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform
all essential functions

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
NEEDED: sitting, reaching, driving
PREFERRED: repetitive standing, walking, lifting,
carrying, kneeling, pushing/pulling, bending/stooping

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