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Prevention Counselor II

Company: Safe Children Coalition Inc
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARYAs a member of the Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT), the ERAT Counselor (II) provides support to families and children in maintaining permanency by providing in-home services and assistance to ensure the child's safety and welfare, health and well-being, while attempting to strengthen and preserve the child's family.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Respond to all assigned referrals in a timely manner;
  • Conduct all visits, with the exception of the first visit, at the convenience of the family;
  • Provide appropriate level of care as directed by supervisor (frequency of visits, phone call, etc.);
  • Carry a minimum caseload of six (6) cases;
  • Complete the Family Situational Assessment that addresses the following but not limited to:
    • assesses child, adult and family functioning;
    • identifies strengths and protective factors;
    • assesses risks and safety;
    • identifies environmental factors that impact the family;
    • Provide individual and family support services when needed through:
      • empowering, engaging and building relationships with families;
      • communicating respectfully and effectively with families from a wide range of backgrounds assesses child, adult and family functioning;
      • support and mentor families as they manage their homes, parent their children, and use community resources;
      • intervening in stressful and crisis situations;
      • Complete and implement the Family Service Plan;
      • Assist families with linkages to appropriate community resources and services such as mental health, medical, educational, social, and other services as identified;
      • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with other member of the team;
      • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Protective Investigation and Dependency Case Management units;
      • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with external community resources;
      • Respond to all assignments timely and present professionally;
      • Adhere to company policies and procedures and contractual obligations;
      • Provide parenting, goal setting, anger management, budgeting skills, decision making/problem solving, and stress management services and training to families;
      • Help families make appropriate use of community supports, making referrals when appropriate;
        • Attend agency staff meetings as required;
        • Attend case staffings as required;
        • Maintain up to date client records in the FSFN state file system and complete all documentation in a legible, timely and accurate manner;
        • Meet or exceeds individualized productivity expectations;
        • Participate in the agency's Continuous Quality Improvement process as requested;
        • Meets all agency and licensure training requirements on an annual basis;
        • Make appropriate treatment and service recommendations to ensure ongoing safety of the child(ren) at the completion of the ERAT Program.

          The list of responsibilities is not intended to be exhaustive. Safe Children Coalition, Inc. reserves the right to revise this position description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulatory documents, contracts, policies, and case records. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from management, staff, clients, and outside agencies. Ability to effectively present information to children and families, management, employees, and outside agencies.Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Able to anticipate needs and/or problems based on current events and/or situations and to develop solutions.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear and read. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or fell; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described her are representative of those an employee encounters while performing he essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Education and Experience:Master's degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a related human services field and two (2) years of professional experience in the field of child welfare or social servicesCertificates, Licenses, and Registrations:This position requires the following credentials:
          • Valid state driver's license in good standing;
          • Required vehicle insurance.Other Qualifications: This position requires the following additional qualifications.
            • Willingness to carry out the mission of The Sarasota Family YMCA and its programs;
            • Ability to work as a team member and leader;
            • Possesses a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change;
            • Ability to forge mutually respectful partnerships with the individuals served, other staff members, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and others with whom he or she comes into contact;
            • Possesses qualities which enable him or her to work well with children and teens such as sensitivity, flexibility, emotional maturity, ability to work with frustration and conflict, a sense of humor, and the capacity to respect persons with differing lifestyles and philosophies;
            • Understanding of the role cultural identity plays in motivating human behavior;
            • Ability to work in a culturally competent manner with individuals from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
            • Professional appearance and behavior including, but not limited to, reporting to work at the scheduled time, working as scheduled, and seldom being absent from work.
            • Exercises effective problem solving techniques, tackles issues directly, and makes timely decisions based on factual information;
            • Ability to attend to details;
            • Organizational abilities, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
            • Ability to research and analyze;
            • Written and oral communication skills;
            • Computer skills;
            • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
            • Positive attitude;
            • Ability to work flexible hours;
            • Self-starter with high energy and a positive attitude;
            • Adherence to all agency policies, including but not limited to those related to a drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace.

Keywords: Safe Children Coalition Inc, Bradenton , Prevention Counselor II, Other , Bradenton, Florida

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