TransitionServicesCounselor I
PACE Center for Girls - Florida

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position summary :

Provides services for girls who are active in the program and aftercare/follow-up services for transitioned girls.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

· Continues to educate and reinforce goals of individual and community responsibility.

· Provides on-going guidance and support in assisting the students to achieve individual goals and objectives.

· Assists girls with meeting individual treatment goals.

· Provides career counseling and assistance to students in the initiation of job interviews, job placement, and intervention when a job is lost; provide educational materials.

· Participates in family conferences.

· Participates in care review meetings before discharge to plan for ongoing intervention.

· Establishes positive relationships with outside agencies and make available all resources.

· Maintains strength based communication style that supports the Values and Guiding principles of PACE.

· Monitors and records the progress of students that have been discharged through transition and into life roles for a period of three years; documents all areas of progress assessment in accordance with PACE Center Standards and regulatory agencies.

· Adheres to established budget guidelines; manages existing resources to minimize cost wherever possible.

· Coordinates aftercare services for students and monitors, supervises and records progress through transition services.

· Provides aftercare service information to Teacher Advisors and ensures they have advised the students and caregivers of these services prior to the discharge-planning meeting.

· Conducts weekly support groups to discuss issues that impact negatively on student success.

· Provides crisis intervention when special needs or concerns arise.

· Coordinates intervention with program counselor and/or appropriate referral agencies.

· Constantly evaluates progress of goals and reevaluates long term/short goals.

· Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience and Technical Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university. Major in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Counseling or a related field required.

· Minimum two years experience . Work with at-risk youth preferred.

· Knowledge of case management practices required; ability to incorporate group facilitation skills preferred.

· Excellent therapeutic counseling skills and crisis management skills required.

· Minimum experience using personal computers and database software and basic office equipment required.

· Knowledge of state and school districts policies preferred; knowledge of laws relating to children and families preferred.

· Current Florida driver’s license required.

Other Requirements:

· Must adhere to Agency Values and Principles.

· Upholds the ethical standards of the Agency.

· Follows policies and procedures of the Agency.

· Must work evenings and weekends as required to fulfill workload requirements.

· Must be able to travel by automobile, plane, train, etc.; occasional overnight travel may be required.

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