EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNSELOR OR THERAPIST: (Part-time or Full Time)
Job summary: The staff member’s primary duty includes providing individual and family counseling in the family’s home to prevent out-of-home placement of children and serve children who have mental health problems. Complete all required documentation and necessary paperwork to ensure timely payment from billing sources. Services are provided in home, community settings and Headstart to reach at-risk children and families. Engage in team and agency activities to stay connected and up to date on current trends and issues in the field. Some non-traditional hours, afternoons and early evenings with some flexibility (2-3).
Education: High School Diploma with 6000 hours of working with children and families under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed mental health professional; Bachelor’s degree with 2000 hours of working with children and families under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed mental health professional or; Master’s degree in human services related field.
Experience: Demonstrated ability to work with children and families experiencing mental health issues in a direct care/counseling role.
Skills & Knowledge: Familiar with a variety of counseling techniques and theories to aid in the care and treatment of individuals with mental health needs such as: behavior modifications for children, child development education, communication, decision-making skills, anger management, social skills, leisure, self-esteem and basic home budgeting.
GMFS has a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid leave time, supervision, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and much more.
GMFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.