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Counselor (6226)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, and communities are vibrant. LSF is looking for a talented Counselor who wants to make an impact in the lives of others. Purpose and Impact: The Counselor assists in the provision of services to families by providing individual and family counseling, case management services to include but are not limited to referrals, follow-up, advocacy, etc. Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the provision of individual, group, and family counseling to youth and their families within the home and communities of the clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling to families in crisis, as assigned.
  • Assist in the completion of comprehensive assessments of families in crisis.
  • Perform case management duties and be accessible via pager to assigned clients on a 24-hour basis.
  • Provide direct support to client families in implementing their case plan through constructive, active participation in family life.
  • Teach and assist parents in meeting the physical, mental, and emotional needs of their children.
  • Maintain an active caseload as assigned.
  • Assist in the coordination of other community-based services to advocate the needs of clients on the caseload.
  • Assist in the provision of appropriate referrals for clients and assist in linkage to those referrals as necessary.
  • Maintain professional communications and teamwork as appropriate contacts occur with the referral agency.
  • Serve as advocate for family preservation/unity.
  • Assist in the provision of follow-up monitoring and services to families on closed case status.
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision sessions, and inter-agency staffing on clients as required.
  • Compile required reports on families in caseload and submit to supervisor in a timely manner, including progress notes, reports to appropriate agencies (e.g. DJJ & C & F) and courts as the needs dictate.
  • Adhere to professional standards and ethics.
  • Serves as a referral liaison by presenting agency services to schools and community agencies and organizations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Other Functions: Perform other duties as assigned. Physical Requirements:
    • Ability and flexibility to work extended hours and be flexible with scheduling
    • Valid state driver's license and proof of auto insurance. Education: Masters Degree in Human Services field. Experience: Two or more years experience in adolescent and family counseling, facilitating group sessions, and performing intake, psychosocial/risk assessments. Experience with troubled youth and their families. Skills:
      • Good written and verbal communication, time management, organizational and interpersonal leadership skills. Ability to function in a team setting, and professionally serve a diverse multi-cultural client population.
      • Dependability, discretion, and good judgement are essential. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and the general public. Must be able to function in the community without the presence of direct supervision. Must be able to maintain high level of professional responsibility in reporting activities, conduct and schedule to supervisor. Other: Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs. Principle Accountabilities:
        • Reports to Clinical Director.
        • Team player with co-workers, administrators, and school personnel.
        • Innovative delivery of counseling services and referrals.
        • Provision of accurate case records.
        • Adherence to Agency policies and procedures. Why work for LSF? LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization. Amazing benefits package including:
          • Medical, dental and vision
          • Teladoc (24/7 access to doctors)
          • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
          • Long-term disability
          • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&D
          • Health and dependent care FSA
          • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
          • Generous PTO policy
          • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
          • Tuition reimbursement Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Boca Raton , Counselor (6226), Other , Boca Raton, Florida

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