Counselor IV, Social Worker IV
Children's Home Society of Florida - Orlando, FL

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Job Description
: PROGRAM NAME:
GRADE:
A/B 22

OBJECTIVE: To identify and assess client and family needs and evaluate, coordinate and ensure necessary services are provided; provide in-home services to clients; assist and counsel individuals and families by such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information, service and treatment; provides individual, family and group therapy

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:
- Provide training and guidance to new staff and the on-going training of existing staff.
- Ensure the services provided comply with contract and licensing requirements, COA and internal quality assurance standards.
- Provide crisis intervention, individual, family and/or group therapy sessions and maintain required documentation.
- Conduct or coordinate educational classes such as parenting skills, independent living skills, behavior management, etc., and may include MAPP training.
- Review and monitor billing for clinical services.
- Maintain and generate necessary reports and paperwork in a timely manner (i.e., Quality Assurance and program accounting reports).
- Act as liaison with outside social service agencies and other organizations.
- Approve admission of clients to program; may assign cases to program staff.
- Assist in grant writing and re-accreditation preparation.
- Attend and represent CHS at community meetings.
- Assist in fund raising activities.
- Provide Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) intervention, in-depth clinical assessment and treatment plans under the supervision of a licensed clinician.
- Provide BHOS services to clients through individual, group and family therapy.
- 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.
- Participates in the BHOS treatment team meetings.
- Train direct care staff regarding components of the individualized treatment plan.
- Participate in the quality improvment 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 Social Work or a comparable human services field. For Social Worker IV, an MSW is required
- Minimum of one year of post master's experience
- Three years of experience dealing with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents
- Please see 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:
- Previous experience in a social services organization

SKILLS:
- Comprehensive therapy skills with children and families, abuse, neglect and substance abuse
- Ability to assess and apply proper intervention strategies
- Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
- Effective verbal and written skills
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Ability to travel and/or make home visits
- Ability to effectively interact with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Awareness of sociocultural characteristics of service population
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
- Knowledge of community resources
- Ability to identify and understand environmental stressors
- Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions

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

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