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Employment Opportunity: Family Support Center Counselor

Position: Counselor, Family Support Centers

Status:  Contract Employee of the Red Jacket School District

Reports to: Family Support Center Director

Function:

The position of Family Support Center Counselor is an hourly contract position through the school district, which provides co-facilitated Solution Focused Brief Therapy to families.

Minimum Qualifications:

Certified School Counselor, Master’s in Social Work, Master’s in School Psychology or other related field. Please submit transcripts and or certification upon application.

Demonstrates familiarity with and understanding of many of the challenges facing youth and families and is committed to strengthening the connection between youth/families and schools.

Demonstrates the skills necessary for and an appreciation of cultural and linguistic diversity as represented in the school community.

Ensures that confidentiality and privacy is maintained with respect to all communications and records, unless exempted by law.

Responsibilities:

Program Delivery

Counselors will provide Solution-Based Brief therapy to youth and families in a school-based setting after school hours. Hours to be determined by FSC program coordinator, counselors and school Superintendent.

Counselors will follow the Solution Focused Therapy and Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) models, which utilize co-facilitation by two counselors for each session.

Counselors will assist families in making connections/referrals with community-based agencies as deemed necessary through the therapeutic process.

Counselors will maintain strict confidentiality in their work with all individuals receiving services through the Family Support Centers.

Counselors will participate in co-facilitated sessions with identified families for an average of seven sessions, or based on the needs of the family being served.

Counselors will utilize the Session Rating Scale (SRS) and Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) method for setting goals and evaluating progress with families.   In addition, they will ensure that final parent and youth questionnaires are completed prior to discharge.

Counselors will assist families to meet their identified needs by building on their strengths.

Counselors will assist families in making connections/referrals with community-based agencies as deemed necessary through the therapeutic process.

Counselors will maintain strict confidentiality in their work with all individuals receiving services through the Family Support Centers.

Counselor Responsibilities

Counselors along with the Program Coordinator will ensure that participating families receive smooth, efficient, and timely access to services that are delivered in a family and youth centered and culturally and linguistically competent manner.

Counselors will work with the FSC Program Coordinator to ensure that families complete all components of the FSC program evaluation in order to meet long-term evaluation requirements.

Counselors will participate in district level  meetings with key stakeholders to share insights, trends and accomplishments to establish a level of communication that will maintain community as well as district level commitment.

Counselors agree to complete all required documentation for client records, and submit monthly timesheets to Program Coordinator for reimbursement of services in a timely manner.

Counselors will participate in training and develop skills in Solution Focused Therapy and complete the Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) online modules.

Please submit resume and cover letter by May 10, 2017 to:

The Partnership for Ontario County

Tracey Lewis, Family Support Center Director

Trahenn11@gmail.com