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Student Assistance Program Counselor

Company: tact Community Services Inc
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Position Title: Student Assistance Program CounselorLocation: New YorkOpen Date: 11/22/2023 Category: Social Services Description: Annual Salary - $ 55,500 - $58,000 10.50-month position school based counselor with paid summers off General Summary Student Assistance Program Counselors provide individual and group counseling, education, consultation and referral services to adolescents and their families participating in a school-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention program. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interview and assess students and families in school, off-site or community setting, utilizing advanced specialized diagnostic skills and counseling techniques.
  • Assess students to determine if Student Assistance Program Counselor can provide the necessary treatment indicated and/or refers client for services provided through other agencies depending on the nature and extent of the problem.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.
  • Collaborate with school support staff and community professionals to discuss and make recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of clients.
  • Function as a mental health/substance abuse consultant for school staff and provide appropriate recommendations as necessary.
  • Design and conduct educational groups, programs and awareness activities for students, school staff, parents and community groups to provide information about program services and promote substance use and mental health prevention.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate, timely written and electronic case records in compliance with OASAS standards.
  • Collect and report written and electronic school outcome data and compile monthly and quarterly reports as required by the funder.
  • Participate in staff development and training programs.
  • Participate in monthly peer consultation group meetings.
  • Participate in and/or attends school functions i.e., Open House, school plays etc. Education Requirements Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a master's degree in social work, counseling, or closely related field (LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC). New York State license required, CASAC preferred. Previous Experience Requirement Post master's professional level work experience: Minimum (1) year or its part time equivalent, in mental health or substance abuse counseling* which included counseling persons ages 12 to 21 years. *Mental health and substance abuse counseling is defined as experience involving a specialized formal interaction between a mental health professional and a client in which a therapeutic relationship is established to resolve symptoms, stress, relationship or familial. problems, difficulties in coping, etc. Experience in counseling which does not have. interpersonal goals as the primary focus, such as academic, career, legal, financial, criminal justice, rehabilitation, etc. is not considered as qualifying experience for this position. Knowledge and Skills Needed to Perform Effectively in this Position.
    • Knowledgeable in the principles, practices, and clinical techniques of counseling, particularly in substance abuse
    • Knowledgeable in adolescent development, behavior and pathology, and the treatment of adolescents
    • Knowledgeable in the services provided by mental health and substance abuse inpatient and outpatient clinics in the community.
    • Knowledgeable in services provided by public and private community agencies particularly those services for adolescents.
    • Knowledgeable in the public school system
    • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with staff, adolescent clients, professional colleagues in the mental health and education systems, client families and community service providers.
    • Ability to prepare concise, timely and comprehensive social case work records, to analyze the information and to reach sound decisions. Additional Requirements
      • Must submit to and pass background checks by the Office of Mental Health, the NYS Justice Center, and the NYS Department of Education
      • Valid driver's license
      • Reliable Transportation
      • Independent auto insurance (Minimum of $100,000/$300,000 liability limits)
      • Incumbents in this position will be expected to work between 35 and 40 hours per week as job requirements and school calendars dictate.
      • This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
      • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. Physical Dimensions (Job-related physical abilities an individual needs to possess to perform the job in a satisfactory manner)
        • This position involves extensive walking and driving and possibly lifting up to 20 pounds.
          • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Contact Community Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt Shift: Days EOE We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. PId45001f3bca0-31181-33297858

Keywords: tact Community Services Inc, Syracuse , Student Assistance Program Counselor, Other , Syracuse, New York

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