Counselor – CFTSS/HCBS

Position Summary:

CFTSS (Children and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) offer opportunities to better meet the behavioral health needs at earlier junctures in a child/youth’s life to prevent the onset or progression of behavioral health conditions. CFTSS are a set of services designed to help youth and families to gain the necessary tools to be successful in their homes and communities through goal directed supports and solution based interventions. HCBS are designed to allow children/youth to participate in a vast array of developmentally and culturally appropriate mental health services.

Responsibilities:

• Provide face-to-face intervention with child/youth, family/caregiver or other collateral supports;
• Provides individual, group, and family counseling both on and off site;
• Provides counseling around crisis avoidance and crisis management
• Coordinates with other providers involved in the individual’s treatment;
• Maintains records in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with appropriate regulations;
• Creates treatment plan in order to describe the condition and services needed for care, detailing scope/practices to be provided, expected outcome, and expected frequency and duration of the treatment
• Provides psychoeducation and “hands on” interventions to child/youth and family members in order to promote skill development;
• For HARP enrolled adults; complete HCBS eligibility assessment, develop plan of care, and refer to Home and Community Based Services;
• Liaison to MCO’s for HCBS clients;
• Attend required supervision, meetings and trainings;
• Continuous monitoring that family choice and voice is present in service delivery;
• Maintains information on community resources

General responsibilities:

• Attends workshops, conferences and staff development training seminars on current practices as directed by the Chief Executive Officer or Program Director to acquire continuing education in the appropriate field; implements what has been learned;
• Maintains cooperative relationships with referent and community resources
• Undertakes related duties as assigned;

Administrative Relationships:

The CFTSS/HCBS Counselor reports directly to the Program Director or designee and collaborates with other staff.

Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or in related human services, plus one year of applicable experience or who have been certified in an Evidenced Based Practice (in lieu of one year experience requirement). Must have basic computer literacy and excellent verbal and written skills. Valid driver’s license required.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense and understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problem solving several concrete variables in standardized situations.