TREATMENT COUNSELOR (MASTERS)(INFANT/TODDLER) (HEAD START PROGRAM)
Hillsborough County, FL - Tampa, FL

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Performs professional duties pertinent to the intake, evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, treatment and case management of troubled children and their families which includes the clinical review and supervision of client files.

MAJOR DUTIES

Note : The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

Participates in the development and implementation of various treatment and educational plans.

Interviews, evaluates and counsels children, adolescents and family members.

Administers and interprets various diagnostic and assessment tests.

Evaluates various treatment programs and makes recommendations concerning appropriate revisions and adjustments.

Maintains, reviews and supervises the maintenance of client history files

Prepares reports on psychological examinations for staff dissemination.

Provides case management services including case management of at risk children and children with disabilities.

Participates in various inservice training programs.

On a project or assignment basis, may supervise and train subordinate professional personnel.

Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Considerable knowledge of counseling methods and techniques.

Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations concerning treatment and educational programs.

Considerable knowledge of human behavior, child development, social problems, family dynamics and community resources.

Considerable knowledge of child management techniques.

Considerable knowledge of professional ethics related to the counseling profession.

Skill in the application of interviewing techniques.

Ability to use a computer and related software.

Ability to identify and determine individual treatment needs.

Ability to clinically review and supervise the maintenance of client files.

Ability to administer and interpret test results.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Ability to solve problems.

Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.

Ability to interpret laws, regulations and policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Master's degree with a major in a Social or Behavioral Science; and
Two years of professional experience in child care service, guidance and rehabilitative counseling or clinical social work.

APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE

Possession of a valid Driver License.

Selection Process

Application Screening (Civil Service Office)
Performance Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
Written Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
Establish List (Civil Service Office)
Department Selection Interviews (Hiring Agency)
Background Investigation (Hiring Agency)
Job Offer (Hiring Agency)

Conclusion

OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS : We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE : Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE : The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

NOTE : Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

NOTE : Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County. They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

EXAMINATION : Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience.

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