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Licensed Counselor (Skillbuilder)

Company: Child & Family Services of Erie County
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

REQUIREMENTS:NYS License in either:PsychoanalystClinical social workerMarriage and family therapistMental health counselorMaster social workerPossess knowledge of child welfare and Office of Children and Family Services programming.Knowledge of providing direct service to children and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds that includes an understanding of trauma from a racial and cultural perspective.Strong leadership and assessment skills to support children's individualized needs and family service goalsComplete routine 'needs assessments' for children within the foster care systemCreating and maintaining comprehensive treatment plans, and additional assessment tools and reports as neededBuilding strong relationships with the family system, completing service referrals, maintaining contact with providers, and implementing creative forms of support within the child's family system.Exceptional written and oral communication skillsProviding individualized therapies, psychoeducation and interventions to children within the foster care system.Demonstrates a commitment to empowering families and utilizing a trauma informed, equity and strength-based approach during all interactions.Valid New York States driver's license and accessibility to a reliable car during working hours.Preferred qualifications:Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from all cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, professional backgrounds and the intersections of all identities.Skilled in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines; and excellent written and verbal communication.Ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, members of the public and professional groups.Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude.Ability to work as an effective team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers.Equipment Used:Computer Usage: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint telephone, fax machine and copier.Environmental Working Conditions:Multi level buildingEnclosed office spaceRequired to travel and work in client home based settingsCMS Mandate requires that all employees at Child & Family Services must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the date of hire.Diversity Statement:Within our agency and in the communities that we serve, C&FS is committed to diversity and inclusion with race equity at the center. Every day we work to promote safety, health, and wellness. We will not stop until Black, indigenous and people of color are free from racism and experience peace, prosperity and well-being.Child & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer:Child & Family Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or familial status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Child & Family Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer leaves of absence, compensation, and training.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Child & Family Services of Erie County, Buffalo , Licensed Counselor (Skillbuilder), Other , Buffalo, New York

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