Provide counseling and mental health services to a diversified population (individuals and families) which may include sexual abuse and family violence. Applicants without a license to practice will not be considered for this position.
Hours: Mon-Friday (2 Evenings required)
Provide mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and psychotherapy services;
Provide individual, family, and group counseling to a diversified population with multiple problems which may include sexual abuse and family violence;
Provide advocacy, linkage and referral services;
Complete electronic client files, administrative tasks and statistical reports in a timely manner;
Write reports to court, school, or other community agencies as necessary;
Maintain positive working relationship with other professionals, community agencies, and coalitions;
Continue professional growth and training in best practices, including cultural competency ;
Attend one supervision session and one staff meeting per month;
Participate in case conferences and share clinical expertise with Child & Family Services staff;
Participate in the agency Quality Improvement process and other agency meetings including in-service trainings, supervision and staff meetings as requested;
Models and practices sensitivity, fair treatment and acceptance of diversity in all interpersonal interactions;
Shows willingness to learn about and implement skills related to diversity;
Maintain and submit all required documents and comply with Vehicle Safety and Usage Policy;
Possess a working knowledge of the Microsoft based products and Agency programs such as Anasazi.
Utilize Agency phone and email systems following standard customer services protocol. This includes: answering the telephone in a timely and professional manner, directing calls appropriately and returning phone and email requests promptly. Demonstrate excellent phone etiquette and customer service skills. Also demonstrate knowledge of agency programs and services.
Maintain positive working relationships with program staff and others within the agency. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills during interactions with internal and external customers.
Complete other tasks as assigned.
NYS Education Department license in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or Psychology.
Experience in a community-centered mental health setting is preferred;
Demonstrated cultural competence in understanding and working with disadvantaged/minority populations in community-based programs in an urban and suburban setting;
A valid NYS driver’s license is required;
Computer literacy required, experience with Anasazi preferred;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Support overall Agency mission, vision, policies, goals and objectives.
Essential Physical Requirements:
Frequently move about inside and outside the office in reaction to situations and duties.
Frequently communicate accurate information with coworkers, clients and children who will use the agencies services.
Frequently operate a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer and phone system.
Must be able to access multi-level buildings, travel to community locations and attend community meetings;
Essential Mental Requirements:
Must be able to understand the written and spoken word and respond effectively during the majority of time spent on the job;
Must be able to learn and comprehend basic instructions and orientation to job;
Must be able to multi-task on a frequent basis;
Frequently participate and coordinate with others regarding work situations and decisions;
Frequently interact appropriately and diplomatically with varied stakeholders such as staff members, visitors, referral sources, etc.
Computer Usage: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Anasazi software, telephone, fax machine and copier.
Enclosed office environment, Multi-level buildings
To apply for this position, please complete the online application .
Child and Family Services of Buffalo - 17 months ago