Counseling Coordinator (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD, PhD)

Location
Duluth, Georgia
Salary
Competitive salary with full benefits package
Posted
Apr 02, 2019
Closes
May 02, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Masters
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Professional

Mosaic Georgia is a sexual assault and children’s advocacy center and serves approximately 1,000 new victims of sex crimes annually.  Services include 24/7 crisis line, forensic medical exams, forensic interviews, advocacy services, civil legal services and counseling referrals.  We follow the Children's Advocacy Center model of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach to victim advocacy and family support.   

Position Summary:   This new position will strengthen our post-trauma support with full-time focus to assess, screen, and counsel  adults, adolescents, and children who experienced sexual abuse/violence; and coordinate referrals to third-party providers. Coordination of linkage agreements and referrals and active participation in the local Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) are essential. The ideal candidate thrives in a collaborative work environment, is adaptable with positive attitude, and experienced working with children, adolescents, and/or adults who have experienced sexualized violence.  She/He/They treats victims/patients/clients and families with professionalism, respect and dignity. Identifies and respects psycho-social, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of clients and their non-offending families.  Reports to the Director of Client Services.

Full-time position with evening and weekend hours required.  

Bi-lingual skills a plus. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Counseling Referrals:  Provide support and leadership in delivering crisis counseling and assessments when required.  Assemble information, screen internal referrals, and assign service priorities to all clients who are referred to Mosaic Georgia. Coordinate referrals to third-party behavioral health professionals; facilitate linkages to services within Mosaic Georgia and to other service organizations.  

Counseling Services:  Provide treatment to individuals, families, and groups using a variety of psycho-therapeutic and counseling techniques.  Evaluate suitability of clients for therapeutic intervention in accordance with accepted standards of clinical practice.  Establish realistic goals and timeframes and terminate treatment or refer to other resources after appropriate consultations. Document the compliance to and/or progress of therapy in relation to the client’s treatment plan. Analyze results of treatment efforts for indications of progress; alter therapeutic approach and plan accordingly. 

Support Group Programs:  Plan and coordinate variety of support group programs for diverse victim populations (child, teen, women, men, LGBTQ, English- /Spanish- / Korean-speaking, etc).  Art, music, yoga, and other modalities are encouraged. Facilitates therapeutic group sessions with clients and members of clients’ support system. Lead Psycho-Ed groups on various topics related to trauma recovery. 

Collaborate with Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT):  Employ case management approach to connecting clients with supportive services both within Mosaic Georgia and other organizations.  Maintain contact with providers to document whether services are utilized. Participate in regular CAC MDT meetings with allied partners. Work with the legal system to provide accurate documents and competent expert testimony in court as required. 

Confidentiality and Professional Judgement:   Demonstrate sound judgment, maturity, and ability to act with objectivity and empathy in crises. Maintain confidentiality of clients and client records. Maintain accurate, complete, and appropriate records and file reports promptly. Adheres to all laws and the Code of Ethics for counselors, which establishes standards for the relationship between clients/counselors.  

Required Key Competencies: 

  • High emotional and organizational intelligence: maintain composure under stressful situations 
  • Maintain professional boundaries while working with a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Flexibility/Adaptability to change  
  • Trained and experienced in trauma-informed therapeutic modalities. 
  • Has strong understanding of child development, family systems, group dynamics, and neurobiology of trauma. 
  • Strong relational skills – ability to genuinely relate to people from diverse backgrounds and experiences 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills 
  • Strong computer literacy using the Microsoft Office applications (excel, word, power point, outlook); experience working with client information system, Salesforce experience preferred 

Education & License Requirements

Maintain license and certifications required for performance of professional duties. Study current trends and public health research in areas including sexual violence, child maltreatment, problematic sexual behaviors and neurobiology of trauma.   

Master's degree in related field required (behavioral sciences, social work, psychology, counseling, criminal justice) 

Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  

EOE

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