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(3020) Youth Outreach Counselor PRN

Job Description

Under the supervision of the MCOT Program Manager or designee, the Youth Outreach Counselor is a member of the North Hub Crisis Team, providing services in-person and via televideo in Williamson and Burnet Counties to youth ages 3 to 17.

The Counselor will dispatch to various community locations (i.e. schools, emergency rooms, homes and BTCS clinics) to provide crisis intervention, screening, counseling, diagnostic evaluation and intake, referral, relapse prevention and follow-up services. For youth enrolled in Youth Crisis Outreach Team (YCOT) Plus, a specialty population for youth who have past or current involvement with the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) or who are at risk of DFPS involvement, the professional will also serve as the transitional case manager. Upon stabilization of the crisis, services will include a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 90 days of case management, individual and group skills training, Person-Centered Recovery Planning, supported housing/employment, and other services as needed. Youth will transition to other services in the community or within the LMHA. Additionally, the Youth Outreach Counselor will provide crisis triage and intervention services in the community or at BTCS clinics/residential programs.

This position collaboratively partners with the DFPS, schools, law enforcement, the medical community, families, and social service agencies to assist persons in crisis. The clinician must possess strong knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of working with individuals experiencing a mental health, substance use, and/or developmental crisis, and must have the ability to communicate effectively with persons and families from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. The clinician must have skills and experience using integrated computer database programs to access files and document services, as well as the ability to organize and prioritize work assignments. This position requires a flexible work schedule and the ability to work independently, yet collaboratively. This position is cross trained to provide support other crisis programs such as the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) and Youth Therapeutic Respite Program (YTRP) and will work collaboratively with other Youth & Family programs. This position is an essential position within a 24/7 crisis program. As such, it requires rotating on-call responsibilities with on call stipend is $30/day plus time worked (overtime eligible).

Location: Williamson and Burnet Counties

Salary: $43.30 – $53.55/hr (base rate includes $1.00/hr differential for Williamson County Crisis)

Applicable Differentials:

Up to $3.50/hour – previous crisis experience

Up to $2.00/hour – previous experience at a community center in a similar role

Up to $4.00/hour – tenure with BTCS

.75/hour – Bilingual

CityWilliamson and Burnet Counties
CountyBurnet County, Williamson County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: Licensed to practice in Texas as one of the following: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Clinical Psychologist.

Ability to work as a member of a team within a fast-paced, recovery-focused environment is essential to this position.

Minimum of two years’ experience working with youth.

Must have a valid Texas Driver's License and maintain approved driver’s status throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in ASL or Spanish preferred; experience in providing concurrent documentation preferred.
Salary Amount$43.30 - 53.55/hr
Closing DateOpen until filled
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