Intake/Transition Services Counselor
PACE Center for Girls - West Palm Beach, FL

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Responsible for implementation of marketing plan to obtain referrals and recruit girls to the PACE Program. Provides intake services to girls that are enrolling in the PACE Program during the Research Evaluation and Pilot.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
  • Participate in the development of the Centers recruitment and marketing strategy.
  • Implement the Center’s recruitment and marketing strategy.
  • Establish and maintain relationship with Chief Probation Officer and JPO’s in the local circuit.
  • Plans marketing events for girls, families and referral sources.
  • Participates in internship fairs to generate interest in PACE. Serves as first contact to families and girls who are considering the PACE program.
  • Network with community agencies and maintain contact with referrals sources:
  • Routinely visits and develops relationships with guidance counselors and Assistant
Principal’s in area middle and high schools to inform them of PACE as an alternative for girls who cannot or will not succeed in traditional educational environment.
  • Routinely visits and develops relationships with community referral sources including local churches, law enforcement agencies, Armed Forces recruitment personnel, community service organizations, businesses, retail stores.
  • Routinely visits area apartment complexes, public housing developments, parks, recreation and athletic facilities where young people congregate to recruit potential intakes.
  • Participates in community fairs, festivals and parades to recruit potential girls.
  • Serves as first contact to families and girls who are considering the PACE program.
  • Conducts preliminary needs assessment and assesses the appropriateness of placement of the girl into the PACE program.
  • Compiles documentation for intake as required by policy.
  • Participates on the intake team to assess the needs of each girl.
  • Promotes referral award programs which reward existing girls for new girl referrals.
  • Contacts new girl admissions to provide positive support for continuous attendance.
  • Establishes and maintains a waiting list. Maintains girl prospect contact database.
  • Provides continuous feedback to the Supervisor and Executive Director.
  • Follows evaluation protocol.
  • Share responsibility for maintaining center census.
  • Establishes positive relationships with outside agencies and maintain current community referral resource list.
Education and/or Experience and Technical Skills:
Master’s Degree preferred. Major in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Counseling or a related field required.
  • Minimum three years prior experience, preferred working with at-risk youth
  • Knowledge of case management practices and excellent counseling skills and crisis management skills required.
  • Minimum experience using personal computers and basic office equipment required.
  • Current Florida driver’s license required.
  • Knowledge of laws relating to children and families preferred.
  • Knowledge of the local community and youth serving agencies.
  • Proven networking skills.
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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