(1865) Counselor, (FACT) Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Program

Job Description

The Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS) Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Team Counselor is responsible for the provision of outstanding person-centered assessment and counseling services. The primary focus of this position is to provide behavioral health assessment and counseling to youth and young adults involved in Williamson County Juvenile Services. The person in this position will function as part of a treatment team and collaborate with program attorneys, case managers, program director, peer support, and other collaborating service providers and support agencies on a regular basis. The person in this position will act as a liaison to necessary behavioral health services through Bluebonnet Trails and other community resources. The population served may be experiencing mental illness symptoms, a co-occurring disorder (intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or substance use disorders), and involvement/high risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.

This position reports directly to the Forensic Services Director and requires the development and maintenance of effective, professional working relationships with legal stakeholders and other community service providers. This is a Monday through Friday, daytime, exempt position based in Williamson County.

The FACT Counselor will work in collaboration with BTCS staff and community partners and responsibilities including intake, assessment of needs, counseling, development of service plans, facilitating service linkages and monitoring for their effectiveness, facilitation of and attendance at meetings and trainings, provision of crisis intervention/prevention supports and the delivery of advocacy services. The person in this position should be flexible, adaptable, and have knowledge of evidence-based therapeutic practices including cognitive behavioral therapy models and dialectical behavioral therapy. An understanding of trauma-informed care, mindfulness, and holistic therapy approaches and ability to work with families and sensitivity to various cultural differences is critical.

The FACT Counselor regularly meets with individuals in their homes, community, criminal justice agencies, and at Bluebonnet Trails’ clinics to provide person-centered, and trauma-informed counseling services. Services are targeted at stabilizing behavioral health needs/symptoms, reducing the risk of recidivism, increasing awareness of and participation with community and natural supports, developing self-advocacy, and assisting with participation in independent behavioral health services. A high level of detailed electronic documentation is required and adherence to company and state guidelines is expected.

CityRound Rock
CountyWilliamson County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: Currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor.

Must have a valid Texas Driver's License, meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements, and maintain approved driving status throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: LCSW, direct experience with ACT and Forensic Behavioral Health Programs, local mental health authority/behavioral health centers, criminal justice departments, and state/federal programs; intensive case management, and crisis work. Additional licensure as a Chemical Dependency Counselor. Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Salary Amount$55,000/year
Closing DateOpen until filled
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