Purpose of Position
Provide counseling using evidenced-based therapeutic interventions for at-risk youth and their families; provide curriculum-based skills training for parents and youth; crisis intervention; any ancillary services; and emergency care services.
Essential Job Functions
- Ensure the effective and efficient operation of the agency’s counseling program.
- Ensure all paperwork is completed in a timely manner, as per program contract and/or policy and procedure.
- Ensure that all case file documentation and reports are completed within established time frames.
- Review all students’ records and files to ensure compliance with established program and agency policies and procedures.
- Provide group, family and individual counseling to clients as scheduled and assigned.
- Act as liaison with other community agencies and providers.
- Assist in, and maintain, adequate census in counseling program.
- Assist in securing community resources for counseling program components.
- Act cooperatively with all agency staff and clients.
- Develop, establish and participate in local advisory boards.
- Have a reliable form of transportation, as position requires extensive travel.
- Preparation of case histories/assessments/screening and referrals/case notes/action plans/updates/follow-ups and other case file documentation per program standards.
- Must be able to accept supervision; program services; follow procedures; and accurately and efficiently update record keeping systems. Must be adaptable to change.
- Audit MAR’s and report findings to Residential Service Administrator (RSA).
- Complete entire Service Plans for all residential youth.
- Set psychological and psychiatric appointments for each youth.
- Work with STAR Program Director on supervising STAR volunteer counseling student interns and providing orientation, on-the-job training, clinical and administrative supervision (as applicable), and professional development, are evaluated regularly, and are monitored for agency and program compliance and program effectiveness.
- Assume other duties and responsibilities designated by the Program Director and/or Program Services Administrator.
- Salary: Salary commensurate with formal preparation, experience and agency’s funding status. Fringe benefits outlined in the organization’s personnel handbook.
- Hours: Position is dependent upon state funding the agency’s STAR program. Position is non-exempt from federal wage and hour guidelines; position requires flexibility. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- On-Call Duty: Position does require being on-call.
- Office Base: Determined at time of employment.
- Supervision: Responsible to the Program Director.
Knowledge and Attitude
- Knowledge of counseling techniques and area resources is necessary.
- Knowledge of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ minimum standards for emergency shelters and consolidated minimum standards for twenty-four (24) hour basic care facilities.
- Knowledge of the State’s Runaway and At-Risk Youth Program (STAR).
- Must be able to prepare reports on program activities to inform management of program accomplishments, issues and problems
Education and Experience
- Licensed as one (1) of the following: Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Licensed Professional Counselor; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); Licensed Psychological Associate or Psychologist.
- Therapeutically bilingual counselor preferred
- Contingent on positive work performance.
- Bilingual required (Spanish)
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $44,000.00 - $48,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:
Ability to commute/relocate:
- San Antonio, TX: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
- Clinical counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
Work Location: In person