Thursday, December 14, 2017

School Counselor - Oasis Charter High School #4417

Master's degree and a valid teacher certification with coverage in guidance or other qualifications as the Board may find appropriate or acceptable. Prior teaching experience preferred. Verbal and interpersonal skills required. Bilingual skills encouraged.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mindfulness in Trauma Treatment

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird special! Register today!
Mental Health and Nursing Professionals Continuing Ed.

Work full-time or part-time as well as PRN

Youth Haven, a local non-profit emergency shelter for children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect, is seeking dynamic and caring individuals to work full-time or part-time as well as PRN second & third shift positions within the Emergency Shelter.
Youth Care Workers provide supervision of children in residence, assistance with record keeping, and overall duties necessary for the care and well-being of the children.
Candidates must have a high school diploma and two (2) recent years' experience working with children in a residential program. AA or BA/BS degree preferred. Youth Haven is a non-smoking, drug-free, Equal Opportunity Employer.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume online at

Counselor of the YEAR at ACT of Hendry County

Congratulations to Nancy Acevedo recently named Counselor of the YEAR at Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) of Hendry County. 

Florida Gulf Coast University offers graduate programs in both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Learn more at

Monday, December 11, 2017

Girl's Circle

Art Journal Making Workshop

Parenting with Love and Logic

Neurobiology of Mood Disorders Workshop

Invites you to:

Neurobiology of Mood Disorders
"The Child is Father of the Man: Neurobiological Crossroads of Trauma,
Addiction and Mood Disorders"

Presented by
Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD
Adult Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Addiction Psychiatry

Monday, January 22, 2018 11:30-2:00 pm

11:30 am Sign-in and Networking Lunch

Begins Promptly at 12:00 PM
2 CEU Presentation

Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965
Cohen Center-Student Union Room # 213

Lunch graciously provided by:
Elements Behavioral Health

No later than 5PM on 1/18/18

This meeting is included with an Active GMHC membership
All reservations must be made and paid for by the RSVP deadline to reserve your space
Any questions regarding your membership status, please contact Rebecca Sherry at offers more information regarding membership and Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors upcoming events. Please direct questions to Jill Isaacson, President of GMHC. or call 239-590-7950. CEUs provided by Florida Gulf Coast University–Counseling & Psychological Services CE Provider# 50-13783. Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling expires 12/31/2018.

Florida Mental Health Counselors Annual 2018 Conference

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Counselor - Safety Management Services - Bilingual Spanish *$1000 Hiring Bonus*

Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services.  At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people.  Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based social services and non-emergency transportation services in 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.  We proudly serve more than 60,000 unique clients.  We specialize in providing direct services and case management to children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and medical health needs, as well as those supervised by government subsidized programs, in their homes or through community-based resources.  Pathways offers a full spectrum of social service and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, and Prevention Services.  Within each area, clients have access to a broad range of social and behavioral services to meet their needs.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Project HOPE Crisis Counselor Team Leader

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Project HOPE Crisis Counselor Team Leader                           
PAY RANGE                                                NON-EXEMPT
   $15-17 / hour

General Description:

The role of the Crisis Counselor is to ensure integration of any service systems related to the Crisis Counseling Program. This position is used to establish collaborative associations that positively affect crisis counseling, disaster behavioral health and assessments; to coordinate data collection and promote the mission, vision and core values of _________.

Essential Functions:

1.    Works with individuals, families, and groups to provide outreach, emotional support, individual and group crisis counseling, public education, and referrals when needed.
2.    Is synonymous with the term 'outreach worker'.

3.   Represents program in the community and networks with other agencies and partners to ensure needs of survivors are met.

4.    Provides presentations to community groups on disaster reactions, coping skills, stress management and the CCP.

5.     May use the mobile application to complete data forms.

Other Functions:
1.    Other tasks as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

Energy, persistence and stamina sufficient for extended working hours and engaging in extensive travel.

High school diploma; Bachelors preferred.  Consideration given to experience.

A minimum of 4 years of social service experience preferred.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, constructively and supportively with staff, providers and community stakeholders while also maintaining high standards of excellence.  Must show ability to work independently and be able to manage time efficiently.  Must be able to use discretion and judgment to implement management policies when interacting with community members.

Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.

Principal Accountabilities:
1. Reports to the CCP Team Leader.
2.   Team player with providers, co-workers and office staff.
3.    Accurate, complete and timely submission of required reports and proposals.

4. Adherence to policies and management practices.

Employee's Signature Date  _ Supervisor's Signature Date    _

Friday, November 3, 2017

Breast Health Caravan

Part Time Parent Educator

The Children’s Advocacy Center has an opening for a Part Time Parent Educator.  This position will provide parent education groups in the community and at the Children’s Advocacy Center.  The position will requires knowledge in the areas of child development, parent education, attachment and bonding as well as facilitation of groups.  The parent education is based on the Nurturing Parenting Program.  If you are not previously trained in this curriculum you will be required to attend a 3 day mandatory training to become certified in Nurturing Parenting.  Must be able to work some evening and weekend hours, bilingual preferred.  If you are interested, please submit your resume.  

Education and/or Experience                                                  
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in human services 


Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field?
Do you have at least 1 year of experience in the field working with families?

All responses should be sent to Val Gil;

Spanish speaking licensed or licensed eligible therapist

A position is currently available for a Spanish speaking licensed or licensed eligible therapist counseling children, adolescents or families in an individual or group setting regarding psychological or emotional problems as a result of physical, sexual, emotional abuse and/or domestic violence. Therapist to provide a minimum of 25 direct service hours per week to victims and victim's families impacted by sexual and physical abuse and family violence.

Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling. Upon hire the therapist must be licensed or license eligible by the Florida Business and

Professional Regulations. Therapist must speak Spanish. Two evenings per week are required.
CAC of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a not for profit equal opportunity employer

All responses should be sent to Val Gil;

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Counseling Faculty Member Helps Parents with Technology

Parents in Bossier Parish got to hear first-hand how to protect their children's online reputation.
On Thursday, October 26, the Bossier Parish School board hosted a seminar on how to keep kids safe online and on social media.
The speaker, Dr. Russell Sabella, says the idea of safety online is a thing of the past.
"There is no such thing as privacy online anymore," Sabella said. "If you communicate to one, you're really potentially communicating to the world."
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2018 FMHCA Pre-Conference Workshops - What a Fantastic Line-Up!

FMHCA - Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
Announcement in FMHCA - Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
2018 FMHCA Pre-Conference Workshops - What a Fantastic Line-Up!!! Join Us!


Early Bird Rates Ending November 30th! Don't Miss out!

Attend a Pre-Conference Workshop!

FMHCA Annual Conference Feb 1st-3rd 2018 In Lake Mary, Orlando Area

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Breathe and Stretch in the Classroom & Home (FREE)

Hosted by Powerful You, A Comprehensive Life Guide for All Ages

A FREE event for educators, families and children (ages 3 and up). Participants will learn a simple game that will improve focus and give children tools to calm down. Promised to be fun, inspiring, and effective.

Saturday at 1 PM - 2 PM
Green Monkey

6210 Trail Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34108

Friday, October 20, 2017


Children's Grief Awareness Day






Join us for a catered breakfast and a presentation to recognize and bring awareness to grieving children.

Keynote Speaker, Andy McNeil, MA. McNeil served as CEO of the National Alliance for Grieving Children from 2011-2017. He is a nationally recognized presenter and trainer using a balance of humor, teaching and facilitating on childhood bereavement support, adult bereavement issues and group facilitation.

If you would like to attend, please register by clicking the button below.

Get Involved!
Wear BLUE : Rock your blue clothes on 11/16 to spread awareness of Children's Grief.

Share your support on social media and use #CGADSWFL.

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