JOB PROFILE: Assess and counsel adult individuals that are victims of abuse.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
Assess and counsel adult individuals that are victims of abuse.
Provide individual counseling and support groups to adult clients at agency service sites as assigned by the supervisor.
Provide specialized services as dictated by grants and client needs, such as, but not limited to bilingual translation, community outreach, and networking and life skills instruction.
Interview and register clients for counseling program services. Assess needs and refer clients to appropriate agency programs and outside support services as needed.
Establish a schedule that designates 70% of time to direct client contact.
Document client activity and appropriate information in client files and into the agency’s database.
Provide individual and/or group interventions at agency services sites as assigned by the supervisor.
Participate with other staff to provide community awareness education.
Comply with all agency and HHSC record keeping procedures and policies.
Work with allied social service providers in the community, and attend meetings in the community as requested by the supervisor.
Collaborate with colleagues in the agency’s programs to assure continuity of care for families.
Complete and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner.
Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and occasional weekends.
Must have a valid Texas driver's license, proof of automobile liability insurance and reliable transportation.
OTHER DUTIES: In accordance with the team philosophy of the agency, may routinely be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed above.
Must act in accordance with the agency's mission statement and goals.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master's degree (M.S.) in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field. Knowledge of crisis intervention, assessment, counseling, social work theory and ethics. One to two year’s experience with individual counseling and/or family interventions. Experience in family violence and knowledge of family violence theory is preferred. LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT preferred. Experience using TF-CBT interventions.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must have excellent written and oral skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating manuals, professional journals, program reports, or clinical cases. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and appropriate case notes. Ability to speak effectively before community professionals and other groups. If hired as a bilingual provider, then all language skills must be as proficient in Spanish as English as demonstrated by testing if necessary.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to understand and analyze statistical data.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: License appropriate to field of specialty required. Valid Texas driver's license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, and stooping. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent exposure to communicable disease. Occasional exposure to adult clients with addiction problems, medical injuries and/or severe mental illness. Occasional exposure to angry or hostile children/youth and/or adults may occur.
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