Tuesday, July 30, 2013

LEE COUNTY POSITION Openings at Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Inc

LEE COUNTY POSITION Openings at Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Inc. 

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Fax: (941) 926-7122;
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Drug-Free Workplace, EOE

Therapist, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: 3677 Central Ave., Fort Myers
This position requires a Master’s degree in a mental health related field with experience with the developmentally disabled or persons with severe and persistent mental illness. LMHC, LCSW, or LFMC preferred. This person will serve as the FACT team’s employment specialist, preferably with a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. Position Summary: Responsibilities include assessing, planning, developing, coordinating and providing treatment, rehabilitation and support services and work-related service to program individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Responsibilities include a variety of skilled treatment intervention services and employment related services.

Clinician IV, Therapist South Ft. Myers – FACT Team: 3677 Central Ave., Fort Myers 
This is a Florida licensed clinician (LCSW, LMHC, LFMT), with documented training and two year’s experience in assessment and treatment of persons with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Position Summary: Responsible for providing all aspects of adult behavioral healthcare services of a FACT Team. Must have clinical skills and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to program individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Will be responsible for a variety of skilled treatment, rehabilitation and support intervention services. Also, serves as the Team’s designated Substance Abuse Services Specialist.

Therapist, Licensed- (North Ft. Myers FACT Team): 939 Pondella Road, N. Ft. Myers: 
This is a Florida licensed clinician (LCSW, LMHC, and LMFT) that is responsible for providing all aspects of adult behavioral healthcare services of a FACT Team. This position requires a Master’s degree in one of the mental health professions and clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program individual’s with severe and persistent mental illness. This position requires documented training and two years experience in assessment and treatment of persons with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Serves as the teams designated substance abuse services specialist. Intermediate level computer skills to include Microsoft Office required.

Women's Leadership Conference - Cape Coral

Monday, July 29, 2013

Florida School Counselor Association 2013 Convention

The Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA) expands the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change at the state level. FSCA empowers professional school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages, and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community, and the world.

Professional Recognition Description and Nomination Application
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Packet
Submit a Program Proposal (Note: The poster session proposal form will be available to graduate students in mid-August. Poster sessions are only open to graduate students. The proposal form will be made available on the FSCA website, and an email will be sent to all FSCA graduate student members and all Florida School Counseling Program Directors once this form is available. Students submitting poster session proposals must commit to attending the FSCA convention from Oct. 31- Nov. 2.)
Purchase Recognition Banquet Tickets Only (without convention registration)
The Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA) expands the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change at the state level. FSCA empowers professional school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages, and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community, and the world. In addition to other goals, FSCA provides timely, relevant information exists that supports professional school counselors and student advocacy.

DeSoto Co. High School School Counselor

We are in need of qualified school counselors who have completed a Master of Arts in School Counseling.  We have a 12 month and an 11 month position that need to be filled as soon as possible.  We have been advertising for the positions, but have been unable to find qualified individuals to take the jobs.  Would you be able to get the word out about these positions?  I’d appreciate it if you could include these postings in an e-mail to your recent graduates and to any other graduates who would be interested in working in DeSoto County.  It would be great if applicants had experience working or interning at the high school level as well. 

We appreciate any help you could give us in this matter.  Feel free to call me with any questions. 

Leslie Bickett
DHS School Counselor
(863) 494-3434 ext. 204

Friday, July 26, 2013

An overlooked skill for counselors: writing

October 29, 2012 

An overlooked skill for counselors: writing

Addiction counseling is a communications business. We as educators and clinical supervisors train new counselors to pay attention to spoken words, tone of voice, and body language; to notice subtle shifts in a client’s mood, thinking, and behavior; and to evaluate closely their own style of interacting. However, we often ignore or minimize the importance of high-quality written communication for counselors.

Foster Care Licensing Specialist

Beginning Alzheimer's Support and Education

Sexual Assault Services Coordinator

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Youth Haven: Clinician II

Youth Haven Is Currently Accepting Applications for the Following Position:

Clinician II - Seeking a bi-lingual clinician to work with children, mostly under the age of 10.  Must be passionate about serving children, demonstrate an ability to be self-directed, highly motivated and team driven. Candidates must have a Master's degree in a related field with at least two years of experience working with children in a like environment.  A clean FL driving record is required.

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Laura Philbert or fax to (239) 774-0801. No phone calls please.  Please do not apply if you are not bi-lingual.

Director, Safe and Supportive Schools Project Position

The purpose of the position is to fulfill APA's obligations under a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in cooperation with the CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health in planning, executing, and evaluating a CDC-funded project designed to build the capacity of education agencies to assist schools in preventing HIV infection and STD in students in selected high-risk schools, particularly among three target populations in those schools: LGBT youth, with an emphasis on young men who have sex with men, homeless youth, and youth enrolled in alternative schools. APA is obligated to build the capacity of education agencies to promote one approach to HIV infection and STD prevention: establishing safe and supportive environments for middle and high school students and staff. The job fits into the overall purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office and the APA to advance the application of psychological knowledge on school climate and preventive interventions in schools to benefit society and improve people's lives, including LGBT youth.
To oversee and administer the Safe and Supportive Schools Project, funded through a cooperative agreement between CDC and APA, designed to ensure APAs cooperation with the CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health. The successful candidate is required to plan the execution, implementation, and evaluation of all activities identified in the project operational plan. Specific duties include maintaining communication and cooperation with the CDC/DASH Project Officer supervising a half time Administrative Coordinator and interns serving as the contact and spokesperson for the project developing long-range goals, objectives, and activities developing an operating budget and creating regular reports on budget performance identifying how and where sponsored funds will be disbursed recruiting staff, consultants, and volunteers; coordinating project activities with other APA offices and constituents; producing project reports and products; preparing project publications for agency clearance; responding to inquiries from APA members, members of collaborating organizations, and the public; planning and facilitating project-related meetings; monitoring and evaluating the success of project initiatives; negotiating and managing consultant and vendor contracts; and maintaining a thorough knowledge of relevant policy, programs, scholarship, and research.
To manage the process of developing and disseminating capacity-building resources for education agencies on safe and supportive environments that are science-based and integrated with the professional practice of school health and mental health providers. The Project Director will secure and coordinate the involvement of volunteer scientific experts and experienced school professionals to: (1) identify resources for schools to establish safe and supportive environments, (2) identify needed adaptations or modifications to the resources, and (3) develop mechanisms to provide guidance for using these resources in schools. The Project Director will ensure that the resources (as adapted) and guidance mechanisms are packaged for use by APA capacity building assistance providers in their work with local education agencies (see next duty), and made available to education agencies and schools through the World Wide Web.
To work with the staff and volunteers of the Behavioral and Social Science Volunteers (BSSVs) project and the HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) project to build the capacity of education agency staff to support schools in implementing safe and supportive environments as an approach to HIV/STD prevention by increasing knowledge of evidence-supported tools, resources, and materials that APA will provide, including follow-up support for integrating knowledge and skills into practice.
To promote long-term sustainability of education agency efforts to improve school climate by: developing strategic partnerships and collaborations with local education agencies, members/chapters/affiliates of APA, other relevant organizations, and six professional associations representing the professions of school counseling, school psychology, nursing, and social work; disseminating scientific knowledge about school climate, its relationship to reduced HIV/STD risk, and interventions to foster positive climate; encourage professional development on school climate, support for education agenciesactivities, and community support for safe and supportive schools.
To participate in at least five DASH-sponsored or approved professional development events (e.g., onsite, webinars, DASH approved conferences) annually.
A Doctoral degree in psychology or closely related discipline is preferred; Masters required. Exceptional specific professional experience may substitute for the aforementioned educational requirement. In such cases, candidates must demonstrate seven years of relevant experience with increasing levels of responsibility for program development and implementation, extensive knowledge of and exposure to the use of psychological science and its applications, effective communications with multiple and disparate audiences, and competence in personnel management.
Candidates must have at least three years of experience in building and implementing school-based initiatives and successfully addressing program requirements, including all aspects of budgeting, particularly those related to proposal writing and securing and maintaining an influx of external funding. Candidates must possess substantive professional experience or training in one or all of the following areas: (1) School Student Support; (2) HIV prevention for adolescents; (3) LGBT youth, homeless youth, and youth in alternative schools.
He or she must have the ability to read and comprehend psychological research and other professional literature, and to draw out their implications for policy and services development.
Candidates must have the ability to manage duties associated with several projects simultaneously balancing priorities and work flow so that tasks are accomplished accurately in a timely manner.
The candidate must have excellent written and verbal expressive language skills and exemplary interpersonal skills.
Strong skills in the facilitation of meetings as demonstrated by a high level of knowledge and experience.
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Word
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Power Point
  • Advanvced skills using Email programs
  • Proficient using Research databases (e.g., PsycINFO, Medline, etc.) 

Qualified candidates should apply online through APA's Candidate Space portal. Candidates must complete the online application and attach a resume and cover letter for the position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/DV.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Your Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health

Your Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health
The Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health is designed to support communities interested in holding conversations about mental health using consistent information and approaches. It includes three parts: an Information Brief, a Discussion Guide, and a Planning Guide. The toolkit will help communities and individuals start a conversation about mental health and help identify innovative and creative next steps to address the mental health needs of our Nation.
Following the National Conference on Mental Health on June 3, 2013, we can all take next steps to work together to provide youth and adults accurate information about the prevention, treatment, and recovery of mental health conditions. On Saturday, July 20, 2013, two communities—Sacramento, CA, and Albuquerque, NM—answered the President's call to action by holding facilitated conversations about mental health with hundreds of residents involved in identifying next steps to address the mental health needs of young people. We hope that more communities across the country will also answer the President's call by holding their own events and conversations.
Download or order your copies of the toolkit.

Saint George’s School is seeking a School Counselor (part-time, 50%)

Saint George’s School is seeking a School Counselor (part-time, 50%).  The counselor should have a record of working effectively independently as well as part of a team.  The counselor should understand best practices in child development and life skills/advisory programs and be passionate about counseling elementary to high school aged children.  Salary is competitive with independent schools.  SGS offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

University of North Georgia: Assistant/Associate Professor

We have a position opening to start January 1, 2014. You would be able to create a new training lab/community clinic that is currently being built! You would get to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains; you would get to teach in a small CACREP-accredited program; and you'd get to work with me :) Wait, maybe I shouldn't have put that last part.
See posting below for more info.
Take care,
Clay Rowell

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Department: Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
University of North Georgia

This position would serve as the director of the new counseling lab/community clinic. The lab is being built as we speak! Teach masters level courses in mental health counseling. Advise graduate students. Supervise counseling interns and practicum students. Maintain active involvement in professional counseling organizations. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you can apply online at:

Monday, July 22, 2013

Staff Psychologist/Staff Counselor

Staff Psychologist/Staff Counselor

Position Information

Position Number14112
Functional TitleStaff Psychologist/Staff Counselor
Position TypeAdministrator/ Professional
Position Summary
The Psychologist/Counselor’s primary role is to provide individual and group therapy, triage/intake assessments, crisis intervention, outreach programs, consultation to faculty and staff and supervision and training of intern/practicum graduate students.
Minimum Qualifications
An earned Doctorate from an accredited program in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education or Social Work. Licensed or license eligible by the State of North Carolina to practice clinical services within his/her area of competency. Continued employment is contingent on acquiring North Carolina License within 12 months of employment. Demonstrate competency in working with individuals from underrepresented and/or under-served populations. Demonstrate proficiency with the DSM-5.
Preferred Qualifications
At least one year of full-time or equivalent experience in a college counseling center.
Tenure StatusN/A
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a Resume/Vita
Recruitment RangeCommensurate with experience
Org #-DepartmentStudent Health Services - 44604
Job Open Date07/19/2013
For Best Consideration Date08/09/2013
Job Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Type of AppointmentFull-Time
Is this position funded whole or in part by the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act?No
Number of Months per Year10

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have one (1) to three (3) years of directly related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Director of its Clinical Mental Health Counseling program: South University

South University has an opening for Program Director of its Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in Austin, Texas.  Information can be obtained via the following link:

Devin Byrd, Ph.D.
South University Dean, College of Health Professions
University Administration
200 Stephenson Avenue, Suite 201, Savannah, GA  31405

Quality Management Specialist

L.E.E. Medical Office Skills Program

“Love That Dress” annual fundraising event.

This year, FGCU is an official drop-off location for the Lee County PACE Center for Girls’ “Love That Dress” annual fundraising event.  Bring your gently used dresses (any style, any size) to the box located on the 4th Floor of the Library (outside the Service-Learning offices).  The final pick up is scheduled for Friday, August 23rd.   Tell your friends and family too!

You can further support this worthy organization by attending the Love That Dress Event from 5pm – 9pm on Wednesday, August 28th at the Embassy Suites, Estero FL.  For more information, visit the PACE Lee website at or like them on Facebook at   ‎

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Immokalee Outreach Manager


Immokalee Outreach Manager
Reports to:
Director of Programs

Full-time, Exempt

Responsible for managing the effective operation of the Shelter’s Immokalee Outreach programs and staff, and for providing crisis counseling and service management for program participants

Requirements  & Skills:

v Bachelors Degree in social services or related subject (Master’s degree/licensure preferred)
v Significant knowledge and experience in domestic violence
v Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
v Knowledge of the dynamics and laws pertaining to domestic violence
v Ability to coordinate services for program participants and properly                   document actions
v Ability to advocate on behalf of victims
v Ability to work independently with sound judgment
v Training and experience in crisis intervention counseling
v Professional interaction with members of other agencies
v Successful completion of Core Competency Course and CPR/First Aid Course


Leadership Skills
v Models appropriate professional behavior and encourages other staff
members to act in a professional manner
v Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills
v Encourages active involvement of all staff in decision-making processes
v Initiates and facilitates change process
v Effectively manages time, projects and multiple priorities
v Embraces and emulates the empowerment advocacy philosophy
v Operates in concert with the mission, vision, and strategic plan

v Direct and oversee all outreach program services, including support      groups and individual advocacy for program participants
v Ensure all outreach programs operate in accordance with established agency philosophies, policies, and funding sources
v Supervise interns providing leadership, direction, and meaningful experiences
v Expand The Shelter’s outreach into the community to offer a unique mix of services for the diverse population served
v Assist program participants in obtaining legal, medical, financial, and/or social services
v Advocate for program participants with community agencies
v Develop and maintain resource options in the community
v Oversee the development of primary prevention programs
v Manage all operations of the outreach
v Foster an atmosphere of teamwork
v Ensures that staff follow an empowerment based advocacy model with all survivors
v Ensure FCADV minimum standards are achieved in all areas of    operations

Human Resources
v Recruit, hire, and evaluates staff based on established criteria
v Train, manage and provide performance feedback for all outreach staff
v Plan, promote and model life-long learning practices
v Promote continuous professional development for staff

Program Participants
v Ensure Empowerment based advocacy services, resources and referrals are provided on a continual basis
v Advocate for participants with community agencies
v Provide food, clothing, personal items, etc., as needed

v Complete reports and statistical information as needed to include
performance tracking, grant requirements, donors and certifying agencies
v Promote clear procedures for collecting, documenting and reporting data
v Submit monthly, quarterly, annual and grant reports in a timely manner
v Monitor and evaluate the program and uses the data for program
improvement and accountability
v Operate in accordance with grant and funding guidelines
v Manage overall quality assurance process to ensure participant files and documentation is accurate, complete and meets minimum standards

Resource Management and Allocation
v Effectively manage and allocate the budget
v Develop innovative cost cutting measures

Community Collaboration
v Build relationships with various agencies and institutions to enhance the delivery of services
v Access and make information available to participants that includes community resources, issues, relevant laws and regulations
v Work with community partners to provide a seamless web of support,
services and programs for survivors
v Identify new frontiers for outreach services

v Serve as part of on-call rotation
v Available 24-hours by cell phone
v Other duties as may be assigned


Must be physically able to walk, stoop, stand, lift, bend, carry, reach, and carry 20 pounds. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and support to the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The Shelter is an equal opportunity employer.  We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.  We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rainbow Trails Bereavement Camp

Rainbow Trails Bereavement Camp

rainbow trails artworkRainbow Trails is a free bereavement camp for children ages 6-16 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Rainbow Trails provides:
  • An understanding of the grief process
  • Skills to cope with grief and loss
  • An opportunity to memorialize and say good-bye to a loved one
Camp Details
November 8-10, 2013
Riverside Retreat
7305 County Rd 78, LaBelle