• Counselor

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 6 months ago(1/17/2019 10:20 AM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Homes
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Scope of Position:

    The counselor position will provide individual and family counseling services in order to bring the inner healing ministry of Jesus Christ to foster children in our group care homes. 

    Participates on staff team:  Works closely with intake staff, Child Caring Institution (CCI) HSP’s, and house parents of WinShape Homes.

     

    Reports to:

    Clinical Director, WinShape Homes

    Responsibilities

    • Work 40 hours per week based in the Atlanta, Georgia Chick-fil-A Support Center, including necessary travel throughout the state and region homes.
    • In that 40 hour workweek, be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings.
    • Maintains continuing education requirements to maintain professional license and ensure the latest research and practices are being applied in clinical care counseling at WinShape Homes.
    • Provide individual, family, and group counseling as directed to WinShape children and parents. Will spend, as able, an average of 25 hours or more per week providing direct service time in counseling sessions with clients (not including travel and documentation).
    • Follow WinShape Homes’ written protocols for the delivery of clinical care counseling services.
    • Participate in clinical consultation with professionals who collaborate with WinShape Homes in the care/wellbeing of the children.
    • Keep clinically professional documentation and maintain confidentiality of all clients.
    • Maintain HIPAA (1996) compliance standards.
    • Turn in quarterly chart audits for clinical metrics being measured by WinShape Homes.
    • Conduct an updated clinical psychosocial assessment on each child that comes into care for WinShape Homes before starting counseling services.
    • Document clinical diagnostic impressions for each child receiving counseling services.
    • Create and implement a documented clinical treatment plan for each child receiving counseling services.
    • Participant in bi-monthly treatment team meetings lead by Clinical Director.
    • Participate in case consultations with Intake staff, HSPs, Case Managers, and House Parents as determined on specific child issues in care.
    • Keep counseling skills and state license current to appropriate clinical and educational standards.
    • Provide intensive session(s) when needed for WinShape Homes children across the states where Homes are located.
    • Attend WSH Clinical Care staff meetings.
    • Attend House Parent and Relief Parent day trainings, and participate in psychoeducational training if needed.
    • Attend WinShape Foundation ONE Conference, Fall Rally, and other events as determined.
    • Will attend and participate in all staff retreats for WinShape Homes.
    • To perform other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.

    Qualifications

    Spiritual:

    1. Has had a born again salvation experience with Jesus Christ.
    2. Member and regular attendee of a local evangelical church.
    3. Gospel testimony.
    4. Commitment to discipleship, prayer, and Bible study.
    5. Servant leadership as modeled by Jesus Christ.

    Education:

    1. Holds a Master’s Degree, LPC, Ph.D., or Psych.D. from a regionally accredited college or university.
    2. Current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from the State of Georgia.
    3. Body of clinical knowledge and skills related to the responsibilities of the position, especially in the field of foster care, trauma, and attachment.
    4. Valid driver’s license and is insurable.

    Professional:

    1. Minimum 5 years as LPC (fully licensed since 2014).
    2. Minimum 2 years’ experience working clinically with foster children.
    3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in teambuilding and teamwork.
    4. Must be willing to travel to help children in crisis, attend workshops, seminars, and meetings.
    5. Experience in individual, family, and group counseling with a wide range of clients, including children.

    Preferred:

    1. Fully licensed as LPC in GA, AL, and TN.
    2. Trauma certification.
    3. Play therapy certification.
    4. Master’s degree from a CACREP accredited university.

    The Fair Labor Standards Act:  Exempt Status

     

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