Friday, May 30, 2014

Job Opening: Mental Health Counselor

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Institution:University of North Florida
Location:Jacksonville, FL
  • Admin - Counseling
Type:Full Time
Job Summary/Responsibilities: Intake assessment; treatment planning; individual and group counseling; crisis intervention, including after-hours on-call emergency coverage on a rotating basis; mental health outreach programs; consultation to faculty and staff; training and supervision of graduate counseling externs; clinical research.

UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Career Development Specialist

Florida State UniversityCareer Advising and Counseling Unit

Job Title:  Career Development Specialist


     A Masters degree in counseling or related area.
Preferred: National Certified Counselor
     Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in counseling, program development, and programmanagement.
     Knowledge of career development theory and practical experience with career advising, individualcareer counseling, and group career counseling with a college population.
     Ability to work a flexible schedule to include occasional travel.
     Must have valid driver license.


     Trains, develops, and provides case supervision for career advisors and counselors-in-training andmonitors service delivery in accordance with professional ethics and requirements for accreditation.
     Provides direct career advising and career counseling services to clients on a drop-in, individualappointment, and group counseling basis.
     Designs and delivers career development workshops to university and community     groups.
     Instructs or co-instructs undergraduate career development courses on an as-needed basis.
     Maintains appropriate records and makes referrals to appropriate university and community resources.
     Acts as liaison to university academic colleges, departments, or programs, as well as officesthroughout the Division of Student Affairs.
     Authors, edits, and designs print and web-based career resources.
     Participates in creating policy and evaluating processes at the program level adhering to the researchmission of The Career Center.
     Conducts and mentors career advisors in presenting at state, regional, and national professionalconferences.

How to Apply:

If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at:

Applicants  are required to complete the online application  with all applicable information. Applications mustinclude work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resumeCLOSING DATE: June5, 2014

Job ID: 37274
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Full/PartTime: Full-Time
*This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position                                                    EqualOpportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quick Guides on Clinical Supervision of Substance Abuse Counselors

Quick Guides on Clinical Supervision of Substance Abuse Counselors
SAMHSA recently released two quick guides based on Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 52, Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor.
Quick Guide for Clinical Supervisors Based on TIP 52
Tips for Clinical Supervision in Substance Abuse Treatment
This quick guide covers functions of a clinical supervisor, developmental levels of counselors and clinical supervisors, cultural competence, ethical and legal issues, and monitoring clinical performance of counselors. The guide also covers practical issues, such as how to balance clinical and administrative duties. (SMA13-4770)
Quick Guide for Administrators Based on TIP 52
Helping Administrators Develop Best-Practices Programs
This quick guide provides guidance to program administrators on how to develop a model for clinical supervision and how to implement a clinical supervision program. It also presents key issues, including cultural competence, for administrators to consider. (SMA13-4771)

Position Opening: Regional Director of CIL Gulf Coast Located in Fort Myers, FL

Regional Director of CIL Gulf Coast Located in Fort Myers, FL
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: $55,000 to $62,000
Closing Date to Apply: June 13, 2014

Basic Function:
The Regional Director is charged with responsibility for the overall office supervision, program management, community development and implementation of the strategic direction in Hendry,  Lee, Collier, Glades, and Charlotte counties.
Develops, provides and oversees programs based on Independent living needs of persons with disabilities. Hires and supervises independent living staff to ensure consumers meet independent living goals. Researches funding opportunities and assists in writing grants and proposals.
Networks and promotes the cooperative efforts of governmental and nonprofit human service  agencies and other organizations in meeting their respective objectives as they relate to serving  persons with disabilities. Participates in Information and Referral Services and provides system advocacy for consumers to ensure their civil rights are being met.
Position Responsibilities:
Provides system advocacy assistance and individual advocacy when needed. Encourages  self-advocacy through instructional role playing/role modeling and referral to advocacy  training.
Ensures that personnel, fiscal, and program policies are followed and that consumer services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner.
Meets regularly with IL Staff for review of cases, programs and services, participates in monitoring and training.
Provides documentation for entry into database for reports required for agency  contracts.
Experience in managing operational budgets with fiscal accountability.
Provides input by advising administration of new services available, gaps, and emerging  service needs.
Organizes data for presentation to funding sources. Reviews proposals and writes grants  to increase current funding streams.
Networks and promotes cooperative efforts with businesses and community agencies (local, state, and federal organizations) to ensure a broad base of resources and create  relationships necessary to meet the unique needs of persons with disabilities.
Administers grant activities related to programs under supervision.
Arranges, conducts, and attends meetings as required and assigned.
Develop reports and provide leadership to program staff.
Participates, as member of administrative team, in formulating and establishing policies and procedures to assure the quality of programs.
Manages  day-to-day operations and maintenance of the facility.
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Training and Experience:  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree required from  an accredited four-year college or university, with a major and/or coursework in education, counseling, program management or equivalent experience in related areas.  Master degree preferred. 5-7 years of progressive experience in leading a team, community outreach,  organization and program development. Excellent organizational and communication skills  required. Prior Center for Independent Living management experience is a plus. Qualified persons  with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply.
To apply email a resume and cover letter to:
Isaiah Woon, Executive Assistant,

Position Open: Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida seeks a candidate to fill a vacancy in the programs department. If you are interested in applying for this position, please reply to this positing with a cover letter and resume no later than end of business on Friday, May 30, 2014.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Research Day 2014

Receptionist (Fort Myers)

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida seeks a candidate to fill a vacancy in the administration department. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by replying to this Craigslist's posting. Resumes must be received by end of business on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Position Title: Receptionist
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Administration
Employees Supervised: None

Position Summary: The receptionist greets and directs visitors, answers incoming calls, and performs non-managerial tasks providing general clerical and customer service work in support of the organization. This position serves as the first point of contact with volunteers and visitors and provides assistance to individuals by responding to routine questions and provides general information.

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Program Manager Position

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Comprehensive Exit Exam Information (CPCE)

Comprehensive Exit Exam Information

Exit ExamThe Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination is administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors. It is a required exam for all FGCU Counseling Program students and must be passed in order to receive a diploma.
1. What is this exam about?
The CPCE is utilized by over 220 universities and colleges and is designed to assess counseling students’ knowledge of counseling information viewed as important by counselor preparation programs. The CPCE consists of 160 multiple choice items with 20 items per each of the eight (8) CACREP areas (see below). Of the 20 items per section, 17 will be scored items and the remaining three will be pretest items that are not identified to the student. The purpose of embedding pretesting is to generate actual score performance data on items. This allows CCE to select items for future test construction that have the most desirable psychometric attributes. Scores for each section and a total score will be reported to institutions for each student.
2.  How do I prepare?
There is no official study guide for the CPCE. Since the CPCE and the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) are based on the same eight knowledge areas, any study materials developed for the NCE should be useful for the CPCE. We at FGCU recommend that you study any and all materials, texts, and other resources from your courses which are also designed around the same basic CACREP standards. Studying as part of a group seems to be very helpful. Also, students have told us that they find the following resources helpful: 
 3.  How long will I have to complete the exam?
Although you probably will not need the entire time, students will be allowed four hours to complete the examination, including the demographic questionnaire.
4.  What is a passing score?
Students need to score a minimum of 90 total for all 8 areas to pass. This score is not a percentage but a raw score which means you need to answer correctly on 90 total items. For those who do not pass the test, you can retake the exam. The passing score for all second and subsequent administrations is 95. If you retake the exam, we will combine the highest scores for each section to determine your final score. If you do not pass the exam, we recommend that you talk to your advisor about new or different strategies for preparing.
5.  How will I know about my results?
The results for each of the 8 areas and your total will be emailed to you when they are available, normally 2-3 weeks after taking the exam.
6.  Does this exam cost anything?
The cost of the CPCE is $40.00 per student. Each student will be responsible for the cost of the examination and any subsequent retakes of the examination. Bring a check made out to CCE.

CACREP Common-Core Areas

These eight core areas, which constitute the CPCE, serve as the primary theoretical basis for the examination. It is through these areas that the CPCE is associated with accepted professional standards. The CPCE covers the eight Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) common-core areas as defined by their Standards for Preparation:
  1. Human Growth and Development- studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels.
  2. Social and Cultural Foundations- studies that provide an understanding of issues and trends in a multi- cultural and diverse society.
  3. Helping Relationships- studies that provide an under- standing of counseling and consultation processes.
  4. Group Work- studies that provide an understanding of group development, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and skills, and other group work approaches.
  5. Career and Lifestyle Development- studies that provide an understanding of career development and related life factors.
  6. Appraisal- studies that provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation.
  7. Research and Program Evaluation- studies that provide an understanding of types of research methods, basic statistics, and ethical and legal considerations in research.
  8. Professional Orientation and Ethics- studies that provide an understanding of all aspects of professional functioning including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, standards, and credentialing.

DSM5 Training

High School Counselor: New York


Math, Engineering, and Science Academy (MESA) Charter High School is a new high school in Bushwick, Brooklyn. On August 19, 2013, we opened our doors to 132 9th graders. Our students come from thirty-three different middle schools, including public, parochial, and charter schools. Some are advanced students coming from magnet schools; others are beginning English Language Learners. What they all have in common is a desire to succeed. MESA students come to school every day, ready to work—we have a 95% attendance rate and a 96% punctuality rate, both significantly higher than other high schools in our district!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Lunch & Learn May 20

An informational seminar 

Catered by Life of Spice, Naples
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Noon to 1:30 p.m.*

at Avow Hospice
1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples, FL 34105
Sponsored by Park Royal Hospital and David Lawrence Center
*RSVP to 239-985-2700
There is no charge for this event.

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Intake and Eligibility Coach and Homeless Concierge, Cape Coral

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Source: NPR

Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 2 percent of college graduates with $20,000 to $40,000 in undergraduate loans said they were "thriving."i
Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 2 percent of college graduates with $20,000 to $40,000 in undergraduate loans said they were "thriving."
There's plenty of anxiety in the U.S. over getting into a top college. But a new Gallup poll suggests that, later in life, it doesn't matter nearly as much as we think. In fact, when you ask college graduates whether they're "engaged" with their work or "thriving" in all aspects of their lives, their responses don't vary one bit whether they went to a prestigious college or not.
The surprising findings come in a survey of 29,650 college graduates of all ages by Gallup pollsters working with researchers at Purdue University. The poll asked graduates a range of questions designed to measure how well they are doing in life across factors such as income and "engagement" in their jobs and careers.
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