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Any Baby Can Published: October 22, 2019
Location
Austin, Texas
Job Type
Category

Description

Position Summary:

To provide home-based counseling to children and families enrolled in Any Baby Can’s core home-based programs and select community partners with the No Esta Solo (NES) behavioral health program at Any Baby Can. This position also provides consultation to members of agency interdisciplinary teams regarding mental health issues for families with children. Provides counseling and psychotherapy in accordance with state and federal regulations, and according to the ethical code of the license board of examiners for the particular licensing credentialed approved and valid in the state of Texas.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides home-based counseling and psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents and/or families in the home, the office, and/or other sites as needed in concert with developing and maintaining good rapport with the clients and their families. Delivers home-based counseling and psychotherapy in the following formats: individual, group, support groups, couples and family therapy.
  • Performs psychosocial assessments and determines a mental health diagnosis for each client as required by policy. Develops a person-centered and/or family-driven treatment plan with short-term goals in collaboration with the clients and/or family. Reviews treatment plan every 6 weeks (or sessions) and at the time of case closure. Completes a discharge summary and plan.
  • Coordinates counseling services and provides a minimum of 12 hours of face to face direct counseling per week. Maintains a minimum caseload of 25 NES clients that receive NES and Maternal Mental Health (MMH)services. Schedules appointments with clients and legal guardians.
  • Develops, reviews and implements best practices, NES procedures and treatment curriculum, facilitate, and lead counseling support groups with a variety of topics and /or target populations as needed. Develops and reviews policies and practices at Any Baby Can under the supervision of the Program Director.
  • Participates in all No Estas Solo and Any Baby Can team meetings. Participates in case consultation meetings, supervision meetings and other meetings as required by Any Baby Can. Participates in clinical supervision with the Any Baby Can board certified clinical supervisor as required by Any Baby Can and state regulations regarding the practice and provision of mental health/behavioral health services, crisis services, counseling and psychotherapy. Clinical supervision is required for those who do not have a permanent license to practice clinical mental health (i.e. LMSW, LCP-I) according to state regulations.
  • Provides recommendations as requested for referrals and assignment of new NES counseling clients. Serves as a back-up to other NES team members during their absences, personal leave and supports the management of NES referrals and NES/MMH waitlist, provides screening, crisis intervention and brief assessments as needed.
  • Provide translation and interpretation, both verbal and written, for clients and program staff, as needed. Utilizes interpreters as needed to provide services. Provides ethical culturally and linguistic appropriate counseling services and trauma-informed services.
  • Consults and collaborates with NES Team members, ABC’s providers, social workers, case managers, and educators regarding referred clients and mental health issues related to clients & families.
  • Performs Quality Assurance process and reviews for NES program, counseling records and service delivery.
  • Completes all documentation of services provided and required clerical work in a timely manner including: intake, brief assessment, screening, risk assessments, psychosocial assessment, diagnosis determination, treatment plans, billing requirements, discharge plans, and progress notes, according to agency regulation and policies, utilizing agency database and electronic health record (EHR). Records outcomes at case closure and provide clients the opportunity to report their personal experience with counseling.
  • Provide copies of documentation of all services and job-related activities as requested, to NES Supervisor. Program Director or designee as required by ABC. Completes and submits timesheets and travel reports by the deadline or per request of supervisor.
  • Provides client satisfaction surveys and ABC’s surveys as required by Any Baby Can.
  • Other assignments and duties may be added as needed or required.

 Qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling and a minimum of 2 years professional experience required.
  • Texas License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and/or Professional Counselor (LPC), required. LMSWs and LPC – Intern licenses are allowed if the Bilingual Licensed Clinical Therapist is working under the supervision of an LCSW or LPC-Supervisor according to state regulations.
  • Language skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal modalities, required.
  • Experience in working with low-income and culturally diverse families with multiple needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as actively participate as a collaborative team member.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish rapport quickly with client’s and families.
  • Ability to work under stress with individuals with mental/behavioral health needs and provide crisis services.
  • Proven ability to maintain detailed and accurate program and clinical records and meet deadlines.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid Certification or obtain within 30 days.

Special Considerations:

 

  • Must have reliable transportation to travel within the Any Baby Can service area in Central Texas (including but not limited to the following counties Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Bell, Burnet, Llano and Blanco); if driving own vehicle, must have valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in excess of 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel as necessary to fulfill daily duties assigned.
  • Ability to effectively/clearly communicate and receive feedback