Position:  Contractual Counselor
Location:  Detroit, MI
Job Id:  252
# of Openings:  1

Contractual Counselor 
FLSA Status:
At Alternatives For Girls, our mission is to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and to help them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.
Our employees love being involved in the empowering work we do, and having a deep dedication to the mission is the foundation of our team. In addition to making a tangible, positive impact, some of the benefits our staff enjoy include:
  • Flexible work environment
  • Work-life balance
  • Ability to start accruing up to five weeks off after only six months of employment (and we encourage you to use it!)
  • Emphasis on staff development
  • Highly competitive benefits packages

Under the direction of the Case Planning Services Manager, the Counselor will provide therapeutic counseling for individuals, families and groups in the Shelter/TIL Program.

  • Facilitate therapeutic group meetings, and provide individual and family counseling for participants and meet crisis intervention needs of participants.
  • Provide assessments and referrals for mental health services.
  • Participate in case conferences to moderate and insure participant progress.
  • Maintain an accurate and current treatment file on each client assigned to case load.
  • Monitors client activities, activity planning, and indirect therapy involvements.
  • Generates needs based continued care referrals.
  • Completes client’s progress evaluations, discharge summaries and letters to referral sources. 
  • Participates in community coalitions and community activities. 
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures. 
  • Master degree in social work, criminal justice, sociology, psychology or guidance and counseling is required.
  • LMSW, LLMSW, LLPC, or appropriate State of Michigan licensure required. 
  • One year clinical experience preferred.
  • Two years’ experience working with and knowledge of adolescents who are homeless, involved in gang activity, violent behavior, drug use or selling, domestic violence, school truancy, sexual activity and other high risk behaviors, or who have been victims of sexual assault.
  • Experience with and knowledge of adolescent development, individual counseling, case management and family work.
  • Excellent skills in client intervention, assessment and documentation.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Regular local driving as part of program services. 
  • Moderate lifting of supplies and donations required on a regular basis. 

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