Family & Children's Service, a private non-profit agency seeks applicants for the following:
Position title: Counselor
The Counselor will provide therapeutic services to clients who are referred or self-identified as in need of therapy services. The Counselor will utilize a brief, solution focused model to (1) assist individuals and families(including children) with mental health problems identify their needs, strengths and risk factors, and begin to develop a clearer understanding of the nature of their problems and beginning steps to address them, (2) assist individuals and families(including children) develop a mutual treatment plan and agree to a plan of action focusing on such issues as safety and self-care, family stabilization, life transition adjustment, breaking down problems into manageable parts, obtaining medication or psychiatric assessment as needed, grieving past or current losses, and improving communication and other relationship skills, (3) assist individuals or families (including children) make positive changes as they work toward the outcome of improved management or resolution of their mental health problems, and (4) assist individuals or families (including children) in meeting performance targets as detailed in their respective treatment plans. May provide training and/or consultation to other staff or volunteers when needed. May provide supervision to counseling interns when needed.
Requirements: This position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field, with 2-3 years of experience working with families and children preferred. Licensed or license eligible preferred.