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Forensic Counselor

Company: Endeavor Health Services
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

EARN A SIGN ON BONUS UP TO $1,000. Join our team of dynamic, supportive, and passionate counselors at Endeavor. Our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) is an innovative approach to treatment designed to treat the whole person through a comprehensive range of services, including mental health and substance use disorder services. Endeavor's 1131 Broadway Clinic specializes in the forensic treatment of adults, meaning many of our clients are referred by a variety of legal sources.

  • Do you have a passion for working with clients who have often encountered adverse experiences and trauma?
  • Does working within a collaborative multidisciplinary team including US Probation, NYS Parole, Bureau of Prisons, County Probation, and different court systems appeal to you?All counselors receive extensive training and certification essential for working with this under-served population. Through evidence-based practices and a mix of group, individual, and family therapy, this team of dedicated forensic therapists collaborates to improve lives, change behavior patterns, and make our community better and safer. Benefits Include:
    • Full-time schedule working only 37.5 hours weekly
    • Competitive salaries depending on experience and licensure
    • Medical, Dental, and Company Paid Vision insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Flex spending account
    • Community partnerships providing employee discounts
    • 401(k) + Roth
    • 401(k) employer contributions
    • Generous PTO package including
      • Paid holidays (9 paid holidays including one floating holiday annually)
      • Paid vacation (10 hours monthly to start)
      • Sick time accrual
      • Professional development ongoing training opportunities
      • New hire referral program
      • Flexible schedules
      • Short-term and Long-term Disability insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Personalized supervision opportunities to pursue advanced licensure
      • Specialized training in working with sex offenders
        • Student Loan Forgiveness Opportunities: NHSC Loan Repayment Program
        • NHSC SUD Workforce Loan Repayment Program
        • NHSC State Loan Repayment Program.
        • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) ResponsibilitiesAt Endeavor, our Counselors function as members of a clinical treatment team. A successful candidate should be flexible, open-minded, and empathetic.
          • Provide individual, group, and family therapy utilizing a range of evidence-based practices and curriculum.
          • Assess risk and needs for clients seeking treatment utilizing a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment
          • Collaboratively engage in strength-based treatment planning, involving both the individual and their treatment team.
          • Utilize forensic based assessment tools such as Static-99R, Stable-2007, and Acute-2007 (training / certification provided through Endeavor)
          • Demonstrate strong clinical decision making and judgment skills while independently managing an integrated caseload of clients pursuing forensic, mental health, and substance use goals
          • Engage in continuing education and training, fostering the skills necessary to effectively treat high-risk populations
          • Participating in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings and communicating appropriately with referral sources
          • Conducting discharge planning and making follow-up contacts as necessary
          • Providing clients with linkages to other supportive services as identified
            • Maintaining accurate documentation of a client's record with an emphasis on concurrent documentation
            • Foster cultural competence and sensitivity when working with clients, clients' supports, coworkers, and referral sources
              • Responsibility for ensuring compliance with all agency policies, procedures, and governmental regulations including, but not limited to HIPAA Qualifications
                • Must possess a Master's Degree from a recognized college or university in a mental health or social work-related field and be eligible for license within 18 months of hire (LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, etc.)
                • One year of direct service, post-graduate, experience preferred, but not required.
                • Demonstrates a knowledge base upon which they can provide direct clinical service and advisementEOE StatementWE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
                  • $1,000 bonus for full-time positions. Half paid out in first paycheck and second half after 6 months of employment. Must be actively employed at time of payout.
                  • Bonuses offered for a limited time only PI182608419

Keywords: Endeavor Health Services, Buffalo , Forensic Counselor, Other , Buffalo, New York

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