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Counselor II (Master's Level)

Location
Homestead, Florida
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
30 Jul 2022

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.

LSF is looking for a talented Counselor II who would like to make an impact in the lives of others. 

Purpose & Impact:

The counselor II will provide assessment and individual, family and group counseling to clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide individual crisis counseling.
  • Provide intake assessment, psycho/social, suicide risk.
  • Provide family orientation, assessment, counseling, and reunification.
  • Provide individual and family aftercare counseling services to former residents and their families.
  • Provide rotating on call services.
  • Provide group counseling activities activities and social skill instructions.
  • Provide case management, crisis intervention, telephone crisis and referral inquiries, evaluations and recommendations.
  • Fulfill necessary administrative duties as needed.
  • Establish goals and objectives for individual and group programs.
  • Provide in home crisis counseling as needed for family mediation.
  • Advocate for clients with community agencies, courts, C&F, schools, etc.
  • Participate in community outreach programs.
  • House coverage as needed in emergency.
  • Available to travel.
  • Participate and provide staff/professional training.

Other Functions:

  • Responsible to carry a pager 24 hours a day while on-call.
  • Other duties reasonably assigned by the Program Director and the office of the Regional Director.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to drive, use phone, sitting for long periods of time, writing case notes and filing.

Education:

Master's Degree in Human Services field.

Experience:

One to three (1-3) years experience in adolescent and family counseling, facilitating group sessions and performing intake, psycho/social/risk assessments. Experience with troubled youth and their families.

Skills:

Must be well organized, able to work effectively with others; good communicator and loyal team player.

Other:

Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Reports to Counselor III.
  • Team player with co-workers and administrators.
  • Accurate, complete and timely documentation of client cases.
  • Accurate, complete and time submission of required submission of required statistical reports.
  • Adherence to all licensing and quality assurance standards.
  • Clinical liaison to DJJ, courts schools and community providers.
  • Adherence to agency policies and procedures.

Why 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 the organization.  

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 reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement

Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 672077507-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Lutheran Services Florida
  • Location: Homestead, Florida
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent