Under the direction of the Youth and Family Services Manager, this position gets to work with youth and their families to deliver therapeutic mental health services in accordance with best-practice standards, evidence-based interventions and individualized recovery planning. Therapies might include, but are not limited to, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Counseling services will be provided in BTCS’ facilities/offices, community, and/or person’s home; services may be provided in-person or via Tele-Video, as appropriate. This position will have the opportunity to participate in and/or lead community education, engagement and outreach events and programming (i.e. groups, workshops, classes, courses).
Services provided by the person in this position promote recovery and wellness, community integration, stable living within the community and improved quality of life. The person in this position will effectively work independently and on a team, prioritize needs during crisis situations, engage in regular meetings and training opportunities, and perform other duties as assigned with a positive attitude.
The Counselor will also complete diagnostic intake assessments for State Supported Services and YES Waiver Services. This includes assessing eligibility, developing recovery plans, coordinating services and completing crisis assessments when necessary.
Other responsibilities include consultation with staff as needed one-on-one or in small groups. The Counselor may participate in strategic or program planning for delivery of mental health services by this program. This position is one discipline of a multi-disciplinary team and may be the primary service provider for a given client or family system or may serve in the role of consultant.
Location: Guadalupe County
Salary: $27.65 – $29.12/hr
Why join our team?
BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.
Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.
Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.
Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.
Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in psychology, counseling or related field and current licensure by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (i.e., LPC/LCSW/LMFT).|
The candidate will be credentialed through Bluebonnet Trails Community Services. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and maintain approved drivers status throughout employment.
Preferred AND required education, experience, job knowledge, skills and abilities helpful in the performance of this position, as indicated below: Bilingual, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2 years providing counseling services for people with severe and persistent mental illness.
|Salary Amount||$57,512 - 59,072/year|
|Closing Date||Open until filled|