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Mental Health Counselor (LCSW preferred)

at Child and Family Services

Posted: 9/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1432a860-cc6d-46fe-97a1-ddfa7006ebc6
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Position Summary:

Provide counseling and mental health services to a diversified population (individuals and families) which may include sexual abuse and family violence. 

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • 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
  • Possess a working knowledge of the Microsoft based products and Agency programs such as Anasazi
  • Maintain positive working relationships with program staff and others within the agency; demonstrate strong interpersonal skills during interactions with internal and external customers                                                                                               

Minimum Requirements:

  • LCSW preferred
  • NYS Education Department license in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 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