Intensive In-Home Services Counselor
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|Department:||Mental & Behavioral Health|
VA - Richmond
Since our inception in 1992, Family Preservation Services (FPS) of Virginia has been a leader and innovator in the development of community-based services here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. FPS of Virginia currently operates 30 office sites, each designed to meet the unique needs of each community through the integration and use of evidence based and trauma-informed practices.
With more than 900 employees servicing more than 3,000 individuals and families each year, FPS is the largest private provider of community based services in Virginia.
As a leader in the area of mental health and behavioral health services, Family Preservation Services of Virginia, with the support and collective expertise of our global parent company, Pathways by Molina, will continue our commitment to promoting positive change in the individuals, families and communities we impact each day.
FPS is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSAs, vacation, sick, basic and optional life insurance, EAP, 401k (100% match for the 1st 4% employee contribution/immediate vesting) and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
FPS is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.
The In-Home Counselor provides direct services to include: treatment plan development and implementation with children and families and counseling and parent skill training, through the use of proper therapeutic interventions. The In-Home Counselor works independently in clients’ home and other community settings, utilizing creative clinical interventions based on best practice models and learned counseling techniques to work effectively with children and families.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
• Develop treatment plan with client and family participation
• Provide individual and family therapeutic sessions and interventions as outlined in the Treatment Plan
• Work to join appropriately with children and families in establishing effective professional relationship with an awareness of maintaining appropriate boundaries
• Provide on-call crisis intervention services to clients as necessary
• Document all services provided according to FPS/ VA licensure requirements and standards in the timeframe established by the Region
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other collateral community agency professionals by working cooperatively with these community professionals
• Participates in collaborative treatment planning and coordination of meetings for all clients, including those involving schools, other providers, court appearances, parents, etc.
• Provides on-call crisis intervention services with back up from Regional, Clinical and State Directors
• Consistently utilize best practice models in clinical work by
• Demonstrating a conceptual and applied understanding of human growth, development, and decision-making in the counseling process
• Demonstrating awareness of and respect for the individual and cultural differences.
• Applying the major clinical theories and their associated procedures and techniques.
• Facilitating and managing the counseling process according to the counselor’s guiding theory
• Demonstrating therapeutic communication skills consistent with counselor’s theoretical framework
• Attend and actively participate in supervision meetings. Be prepared to discuss current caseload
• Attend and actively participate in all treatment team and other staff meetings
• Attend and actively participate in all required trainings including ELearning
• Complete and submit by due date each pay period: Time Sheet, mileage form and all other required client documentation
• Perform other duties as assigned
• The In Home Counselor must be able to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional which requires: Possession of a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s Degree from an approved college or university in a Human Services discipline (i.e. counseling; mental health; social work; marriage and family counseling; psychology; educational psychology; vocational counseling; sociology; psychiatric rehabilitation; child, family and community services; early childhood development; guidance and counseling; home economics – child and family services; human development; human service administration; school (education) psychology; human relations; counseling psychology; community counseling; cognitive science; clinical psychology; special education; child development; healthcare counseling; human services; human services counseling; human development; health psychology; social science; divinity/pastoral care/pastoral counseling; any other degree with a demonstrated concentration of study in psychology, social work, or mental health discipline) AND a minimum of one year of verified direct work experience, acquired working with children/adolescents and families in a therapeutic treatment environment.