Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Clin & Social Psychology-MHFC Schedule 8:30 AM-5 PM Responsibilities General Purpose: Provides professional social work/mental health counseling therapeutic services to children and families; collaborates with MHFC staff and community social services resources relative to the psycho-social and other struggles for clients; participates in intervention-specific training and other relevant professional development; participates in training around collaboration within the child welfare system; participates in ongoing supervision with program and clinical staff members. Specific Responsibilities: Under direction and with considerable independence performs complex therapeutic duties in accordance with treatment manuals, and is assigned cases by Clinical Coordinator, according to experience and competence. Quality of work done is determined through observation and review of cases by a Senior Clinical Staff member. Responsibilities include all, or most of the following, as well as related duties. Evaluates the psycho-social status of clients and family to determine specific needs for service. Provides intensive assistance through counseling and direct services in accordance with treatment manual to the client and client's family. Discusses plans for treatment with clients; helps clients and family to cope with home and community problems which hinder effective parenting and healthy child development. Therapeutic services occur at the familyâ™s homes or the center, depending on family need. Refers client and family to community resources to maintain continuity of service. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with community agencies which may be helpful to clients. Attends clinical staff meetings to coordinate the efforts of the program for the client's welfare. Helps develop a service plan for individuals through the sharing of knowledge of the clients and mobilization of available resources. Attends and participates in departmental, professional and special meetings to keep abreast of social service activities and to share new developments at Mt. Hope Family Center. Meets with members of community agencies to share information, procedures and techniques. Maintains a thorough knowledge of social work/mental health counseling practices and the policies of community agencies through workshops, symposia and clinical literature. Make recommendations on procedures and policies. Completes recording on all cases according to established policies. Conducts correspondence with other institutions and community agencies. Requirements Requires Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field and licensure as a social worker, as defined by the State Education Department, Division of Professional Licensing Services. If licensure has not been obtained upon employment, the individual has 1 year within which to obtain it.
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