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Counselor

Posted by Hound
Posting ads for 7 years
Location: Kansas City, MO

Responsibilities: Counsels with youth and families on an individual and group basis, in the recognition and understanding of problems. Utilizes various approaches to overcome problems identified. Conducts a formal needs assessment of the client to identify mental and emotional disorders. Recommends appropriate treatment, supervision and rehabilitation options. Defines goals and plan action reflecting interests, abilities and needs. Provides necessary resources for classification purposes and referrals for follow-up treatment. Develops a working relationship with medical and mental health resources Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team, in both the public and private sectors to develop, implement and monitor a treatment plan. Assists management in the development of programs and services for at-risk youth. Conducts staff training and assists in the orientation of new staff members. Performs public speaking regarding Court psychological services and programs. Maintains a current knowledge of modern principles and practices, as well as, legislation and laws concerning certification and mental competency. Requirements: MA. in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Services (Degree required; cannot substitute experience for degree) Five years counseling experience required, working with at-risk youth or within a correctional setting preferred Thorough knowledge of various counseling and treatment modalities; thorough knowledge of psychometrics; thorough knowledge of modern principles, practices, methods and techniques of counseling and adolescent psychology. Computer, keyboard and printer; telephone; dictation recorder; various psychological tests and equipment; case files and court orders; various reference sources for psychological/counseling data. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to apply legal principles and specialized knowledge to individual cases and problems; ability to analyze, appraise, and organize facts concerned in cases and to prepare written recommendations or opinions; ability to make work decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and Court policies and procedures; ability to relate in a positive fashion to individuals from a variety of cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds; ability to speak publicly in an effective manner. .

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