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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Senior Mental Health Counselor- Bilingual Spanish P/T

Senior Mental Health Counselor- Bilingual Spanish P/T

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Job description

Supervisor: Counseling Supervisor
Overview: The Bilingual Senior Mental Health Counselor will provide individual and group counseling in Spanish and English as needed, as well as case management to adolescents with Mental Health disorders. The Sr. Counselor will focus on this target population within the Door community addressing co-morbid concerns that may include trauma, homelessness, substance abuse and sexual and gender identity issues. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in youth development, school or residential treatment settings. The Door's mission is to empower young people ages 12-21 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide individual and group counseling and case management to adolescents.
  • Formulate and execute an appropriate and effective treatment plan for each client seen, and document each contact.
  • Evaluate the total scope of the client's needs with subsequent referral and follow-up to other services as needed.
  • Develop and facilitate nontraditional, innovative support groups to diverse adolescent populations utilizing evidence based group curriculums as approved by supervisor.
  • Collaborate with Door staff and outside agencies around issues related to clinical functioning of young people.
  • Field work as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • LCSW or LMSW is strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse treatment settings.
  • Knowledge of social service systems and resources as they relate to The Door's urban youth population.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing innovative adolescent treatment modalities and group facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Must be a professional and responsible person that is able to develop and maintain interagency liaisons as a means of meeting client needs.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

How to apply

Use the link to apply for the position.
No telephone inquiries.

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