Aug 12, 2019

Site Counselor

  • City Year
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
Contractor Community Engagement and Outreach Human Resources School Support

Job Description

The Site Social Worker/Counselor is responsible for designing and implementing a mental health support program for City Year San Antonio. The Site Counselor will provide direct services to AmeriCorps members as well as coordinate groups and training workshops for staff and corps. The ideal candidate is a strong and proactive independent worker with an excellent track record, strong organizational, communication and facilitation skills. This is a 9-month contract position (September-May).

Job Description

In order to be successful in this role, the Site Social Worker/Counselor will:

1.) Facilitate individual sessions or interventions with Corps Members for individual socio-emotional support or crisis intervention.

2.) ​Provide mental health services within the NASW code of ethics, the Mental Health Act and the ACS Code of Ethics.

  • Assess client needs, risks and strengths with accuracy
  • Plan, implement and evaluate effective interventions and service plans by helping clients to identify problems and possible solutions
  • Use effective therapeutic communication skills (active listening, open-ended questions, non-judgmental, client-centered, empathy, conflict resolution, and de-escalation)
  • Document clinical services in accordance with AmeriCorps guidelines and professional standards
  • Create a termination of services plan with client and/or group upon the end of services received

3.) Develop and implement the communication system to interact and schedule with corps members.

4.) Design and facilitate social work groups and training workshops for staff and corps members.

In order to succeed in this role, the Site Social Worker/Counselor must be able to:

  • Manage Relationships: Strong interpersonal, mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Communicate: Understand the purpose of communication and use appropriate method of communication for the situation. Display active listening skills. Respond to phone and email messages from City Year staff and corps members in a timely manner. Use discretion when sharing information. Establish a system for information sharing and follow-up.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work; LCSW
  • Master’s degree in Counseling; MACI or LPC
  • Sensitivity to private information and ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Experience in working with 17-24 year olds
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, enthusiasm and high energy
  • Ability to work scheduled evenings
  • Criminal background check required

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation commensurate with experience. This is a 9 month contract position.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.


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