Master's Clinical Counselor (Therapeutic Preschool)

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: Master's Level Therapeutic Preschool Clinician. 

SUMMARY

The Master's Level Therapeutic Preschool Clinician provides weekly individual and family psychotherapy to children and adolescents ages 2-12 with mental health diagnosis, or have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic event, and may be experiencing a family disruption or school problem. Clinician will ensure compliance with productivity standards set by the Early Intervention and Treatment Coordinator by scheduling determined number of clients for weekly sessions and providing follow up phone calls when clients cancel or miss scheduled appointments. Clinician will attend weekly treatment team meetings and provide the psychiatrist with needed information regarding clients' current situation and family circumstances. Clinician will attend doctor appointments as needed, will discuss options/goals for clients receiving services, and will provide crisis intervention and emergency services as needed, Clinician will embrace the key values of clinical services: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Master's degree in Human Services or related field.  All staffing and supervision will follow guidelines stated in the SSOC guidelines.  Staff training will include the 24 areas required by SSOC.  Knowledge in infant and childhood development, family dynamics, mental disorders and the common psychological traits associated with the target population of each program. Knowledge of behavior management/modification is required.  Familiarity with common psychological issues associated with the target population.

Experience: Must have one year experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and mental retardation. 

Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.  Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation.  Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

Skills: Ability to prioritize and organize work in order to achieve multiple goals.  Ability to relate and work well with the public and other professionals.  Ability to present ideas/information clearly and effectively. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure.

Physical: Outpatient/Community based environment. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

COMPENSATION:

Full time annual salary starts at approximately $36,433 depending on relevant experience and education.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.