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Lead Counselor- Licensed (5953)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: September 24, 2022

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 Lead Licensed Counselor who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.Purpose & Impact:This position is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of all clinical services to the UAC program. This position is responsible for training and supervising the clinical staff. The Lead Clinician is also responsible for providing mental health assessment and ongoing clinical services to the Unaccompanied Children (UC's) referred to the Dream Center. In collaboration with the case management team, these services will be provided on an intensive, short-term basis and will require fluency with the policies of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).A Day in the Life of aLead Counselor:

  • Supervise clinical staff including regular individual and group staff meetings and case consultation; oversee proper client to staff ratio; provide daily, weekly and/or monthly clinical supervision to program staff as required by ORR.
  • Assign cases to program staff and oversee service delivery -to be performed according to, and within, the LSF mission, ORR policy, and treatment models.
  • Provide support with in-crisis or problem cases; provide on-going assistance to program staff in coordinating services for clients, including afterhours assistance, support and coverage as needed or scheduled.
  • Conduct clinical intake assessment and provide ongoing clinical and crisis interventions for clients
  • Collaborate regularly with case management team to provide the clinical perspective in the assessment, service provision, and discharge of UC's within the ORR-mandated timeframes
  • Conduct weekly individual counseling sessions and weekly group counseling sessions with UC clients
  • Conduct sponsor assessments and provide clinical expertise in sponsor reunification cases
  • Apply a working knowledge of child welfare best practices to protect all clients in care and mitigate risk factors where possible
  • Maintain documentation of all clinical activities in accordance with ORR policy
  • Maintain an updated, working knowledge of DHS and UAC/ORR policy and operating procedures
  • Meet regularly with supervisor to consult on cases, review case plan decisions, and evaluate client progress
  • Provide translation support as needed for clients, sponsors, and staff
  • Liaison with community agencies and attend meetings, conference and staffing.
  • Participate in grant writing, contract negotiating or re-accreditation preparation, as requested.Other Functions:To perform other related duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation:Possession of a Master's degree in social work, 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience or a Master's degree or Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement, plus 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience/or bachelor's degree plus 5 years clinical employment experience in the behavioral sciences. Must have supervisory experience and be licensed to provide clinical services.Experience:Minimum of 4-5 years of experience relevant to the position and working with vulnerable, immigrant or migrant populations. Supervisory experience.Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to drive, have a valid Florida Driver's License and maintain a clean driving record
    • Must be able to work flexible and long hours
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environmentSkills/Abilities:
      • Excellent organizational and time management skills
      • Ability to collaborate with others, including case management staff, educational team members, and supervisors
      • Ability to practice cultural sensitivity and work effectively with diverse populations
      • Ability to be flexible with working hours and on-call responsibilities
      • Excellent writing skills
      • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions (using the UAC Portal, Microsoft Office, and any internal case management software)
      • Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.Principle Accountabilities:
        • Reports to Program Director.
        • Team player with co-workers
        • Accurate, complete and timely submission of required financial reports, forecasts, proposals, budgets and analysis
        • Adherence to agency policies and managements
        • Effective staff management and leadershipWhy 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 theorganization.Amazing benefits package including:
          • Medical, Dental and Vision
          • Teledoc (24/7 online access to Doctors)
          • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
          • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
          • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
          • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
          • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursementLutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunityemployer.

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