Floating Counselor of Children and Adolescents

Job Title: Counselor - Floating - Children and Adolescent

Reports To: Clinical Director of Children Services

FLSA Status:



SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The Floating Counselor is able to work with clients who have mental health, substance use, or co-occurring concerns. The Counselor II will provide individual and group therapy to individuals and support services for their families, as well as crisis counseling. Additionally, the Floating Counselor will complete comprehensive assessments, diagnose, treatment plan, discharge, and link clients as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Covers caseloads of counselors who are out of the office
  • Provides coverage for same day access at needed locations
  • Provides clinical support at various locations based on need
  • Provides initial and ongoing assessments of clients, including client history, evaluation of problems, and formulation of diagnosis.
  • Develops initial and on-going treatment plans which describe the goals of treatment and the methods to be used.
  • Provides individual, family and group counseling and psychotherapy to assist clients in achieving the goals of treatment.
  • Assists clients with linkages to appropriate community resources to enhance treatment and recovery.
  • With appropriate releases of information, communicates with others in client services system to coordinate care.  Such contacts may include, but not be limited to, primary care physicians, insurance companies and service providers involved in the care of clients.

·  Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

·  Candidate must have excellent engagement skills

·  Be willing to work at multiple locations

·  Must have knowledge of a variety of intervention techniques, including motivational enhancement; common mental disabilities, chemical dependency interventions and resources.

·  Must possess good oral and written communication skill

·  Mus possess computer skills adequate to maintain the electronic record. 

·  Must appreciate cultural diversity and be aware of cross cultural counseling issues.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Service provision to clients who have a co-occurring disorder will be based on licensure and scope of practice.

·  Possesses a Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling plus one-year of professional work experience in a clinical mental health setting.

·  Professional certification; LMSW, MHC-P, CASAC, LMFT

AND

  • A valid NYS drivers' license.
  • Automobile in good working order.
  • Must have Accredited NYS Defensive driving course; or obtain within 15 days of hire.
  • Must maintain Active NYS Defensive Driving class every 3 years, upon expiration.
  • If driving one's own vehicle, must maintain valid inspection and automobile insurance.
  • Must provide proof of insurance upon hire and when requested.