Position: Children and Family Counseling Coordinator
Hours: Non-Exempt, full-time 35 hours per week
Salary: $22.00 Hourly
Program Description: Good mental health results in improved health overall. The goals of the Children and Family Mental Health Counseling Program for children dually diagnosed with Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, as well as their families are to: increase emotional stability, socialization skills, enhance or maintain relationships and friendships, improve educational outcomes, develop coping mechanisms for stress and anger, and improve their sense of well-being. Families will be eligible for counseling services to reduce stress, improve communication skills, learn tactics to cope with behavioral issues, receive emotional support, and acquire information about the range of community supports available.
Licensed Master of Social Work.
Experience with supervision and program development including establishing and implementing a new programs/services.
Experience providing counseling to children with disabilities and their families.
Knowledge of the needs of children dually diagnosed with Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities, as well as their families.
Knowledge of programs/services available in the community that would benefit children/families.
Ability to be self-directing and to work independently.
Ability to interact and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a respectful and dignified manner.
Ability to multi-task and work effectively in both a team and individual setting.
Excellent conflict resolution skills, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to promote social interactions among children and families.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
Strong commitment to the integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of community life.
Develop and implement STIC’s new Children/Families Counseling and Outreach Program for children who are dually diagnosed with Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Direct and oversee STIC’s counseling department including recruiting, interviewing, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating the performance of counseling department staff.
Comply with all STIC policies and procedures, United Way requirements and applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to children and family mental health counseling.
Provide one-on-one or group counseling to the above mentioned children and their families.
Travel throughout Broome County.
Work a flexible schedule that occasionally includes early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Conduct/participate in outreach activities to inform the public and target communities about STIC’s counseling services.
Develop and conduct activities in the community to promote social interactions among children and families.
Provide/promote information on health-related issues, nutrition, and physical activity to benefit children/families overall mental health.
Document program progress and produce periodic reports to submit to funding sources.
Maintain required documentation of services, collect statistical and other data, prepare reports and submit in a timely manner.
Attend all mandatory agency trainings, meetings, sign language class and advocacy groups.
Other job-related tasks as needed to keep the program functioning and thriving and consumers supported.
Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should send a current resume indicating the position for which they are applying to: