Position:  Oneonta School Based Counselor
Location:  Oneonta, AL
Job Id:  832
# of Openings:  0

Counselor
Normal Working Hours/Days:     Monday – Friday 8:a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Flexibility is dictated by client/family need.
Location:  Oneonta City Schools
 
This Master's level will be located at the Oneonta City Schools.  This modified counselor position will provide therapy services to identified students attending the Oneonta City Schools with emotional and/or behavioral problems that are interfering with their functioning at school, the community or home environments.  This counselor will also provide a referral source within the Oneonta City Schools for mental health consultations.
 
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS
 
Responsible for interviewing, evaluating and assessing for mental health and other appropriate needs of children/families.
 
Responsible for properly assessing the unmet needs of the target population and devising an individualized case and treatment plan for each client.
 
Collaborate closely with the staff of the Oneonta School System, as well as other community resources, in order to provide or access appropriate services to meet the needs of the target population.
 
Responsible for individual, group and family therapy with emphasis on behavior modification, R.E.T., strategic family therapy, parent education and other therapeutic approaches as appropriate to treatment needs. 
 
Provides accurate documentation of charts on a daily basis, including clinical assessments, case plans, treatment plans, referrals, data collections, case reviews and follow up tracking in an electronic medical records system
 
Responsible for providing and presenting clinical assessments and treatment goals at weekly staffings.
Provides transportation to children and families when appropriate.
 
Perform other administrative duties as required.
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Master's degree in psychology, counseling or social work with an emphasis on clinical service for children and adolescents. Licensure preferred (LICSW, LPC, LMFT)
 
Two years’ experience working with children/adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance and their families in a community and/or school setting with an emphasis on clinical services is preferred.
 
Valid Alabama driver's license and driving record acceptable to agency automobile insurance carrier for inclusion on agency policy.  Suitable automobile to permit the required travel.  Must show and maintain car insurance equal to or in excess of the State of Alabama standards for automobile insurance coverage.
 
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
Knowledge of psychotherapy principals and techniques.
 
Knowledge of psychotropic medications, including their uses and side effects.
 
Ability to perform individual, group and family therapy to include behavior modification, R.E.T., parent education and problem-solving skills.
 
Ability to make clinical decisions/recommendations in crisis situations regarding children/adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance and their family.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team to include Department of Human Resources, Juvenile Probation Officers, Family Court, school staff, and other mental health professionals.
 
Demonstrate communication skill both expressive and written.
 
Ability to organize and manage one's own activities with a minimum of direct supervision.
 
Ability to utilize technology to complete electronic medical records
 
Ability to work flexible hours due to the special needs of the target populations and their families.
 
Participates on a rotating 24 hour on call roster

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