This individual is part of the Young People’s Program and serves in a clinical capacity as a Bilingual Primary Counselor, who carries an assigned caseload consisting of children and adolescents with behavioral and mental health issues. Service provision includes evaluative services, clinical treatment, therapeutic interventions and discharge planning, as well as monitoring client progress related to psychotropic medication. Individual and family therapy are the core clinical offerings of the Young People’s Program and this position. Group counseling may also be required on an as-needed basis. All clinical services are offered in compliance with agency requirements for funding, licensure and accreditation. Consultation with referral sources is necessary, as indicated. This position includes providing services at satellite locations, which will require acting as the agency liaison as indicated.
This position provides services directly to children, adolescents and their caregivers. It requires the expertise of a Bilingual Clinician trained and experienced in Play Therapy, Parenting Counseling and additional treatment and engagement strategies. It is required that this Counselor demonstrate competency with regard to planning treatment for varied problematic and complicated individual and family issues. The minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Social Work or other related Human Services concentration is necessary, accompanied by New Jersey licensure or eligibility. Furthermore, this Counselor needs to demonstrate proficiency in Individual, group and family therapy. Other required skills include being able to conduct a diagnostic interview toward the development of a relevant treatment plan. Also needed is the ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner. Additionally, this position requires an individual, who is a good team player. Demonstration of a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity and responsiveness is also necessary.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.