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School Based Counselor

Thursday, 20 July 2017
SCHOOL BASED COUNSELOR
 
BGCGG provides hope and opportunity through school age, family strengthening, and community outreach programs, offering over 60 program locations that serve over 6,000 children daily and 10,000 families annually. BGCGG’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our vision is to ensure that the children and youth who attend our programs become competent adults, caring parents, and responsible citizens.
 
Class: Non-Exempt, Casual
Hourly Rate: $14/hour 
Hours: 10-15 hours/week, excluding recess periods - Must be available 2 days/week, M-F between 8am-5pm with some nights and weekends 
Location: Various GGUSD schools
Contact: Human Resources, 714-530-0430
 
Primary Function: Creates treatment plans, conducts individual, group and family treatment and school staff and parent education at various GGUSD school sites for children and families while maintaining a minimum caseload of 10 clients. Participates in team meetings as needed with GGUSD personnel and submits weekly updates on client progress. Provides comprehensive mental health services, case management and other related support services to eligible children and their families. Responsible for meeting weekly productivity expectations and maintaining accurate and up to date case records of all services in accordance with state and county regulations. Responsible for carrying an active caseload and maintaining a set work schedule.
 
Prepare Youth for Success
Supports programs, activities and services that prepare youth and families for success by incorporating the mission
Provides short term therapeutic interventions in a variety of modalities with academic success being the desired outcome. Creates an environment that promotes the physical, social and emotional well being of youth and their families by providing quality mental health services, improving child’s functioning and ensuring psychiatric services are coordinated and accessed in a timely manner
 
Health & Safety
Ensures program meets health and safety standards and ensures the safety of all members
Takes actions to prevent accidents and responds to injury and signs of illness
Ensures emergency procedures are implemented and followed
 
Program Development & Implementation
Effectively supports the planning, development and implementation of school counseling program, services and activities
Adheres to proper documentation procedures according to Behavioral Board of Science and BGCGG standards
Effectively monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities by completing weekly client services log and direct services hour logs, monthly attendance tracking and submitting to supervisor
Ensures school counseling files are maintained accurately; ensures counseling goals and client progress are documented accurately and monitored for progress
Creates a school climate that is responsive to mental health needs that promotes academic success
 
Self-Development
Ensures a productive work environment by working as a member of a team, contributing to team meetings and providing feedback to support decision making
Continuously develop personal knowledge and skills in each of the various BGCGG programs in order to diversity personal skills and integrate oneself into the community and organization as a whole
Communicates to the Director of School Based Counseling when additional training is needed
Must attend all program meetings and approved trainings as necessary
 
Partnership Development
Builds partnerships with parents, families, other BGCGG programs, staff and community partners
Attends weekly clinical supervision sessions, staff meetings, conferences and trainings as available
 
Marketing & Public Relations
Increases the visibility of BGCGG programs, services and activities through networking opportunities, outreach and community partnerships; ensures counseling clients are taking advantage of BGCGG opportunities and services available to them
Shares event announcements, program updates and distributes program flyers at events, meetings and when communicating with the community and BGCGG
Promotes and assists with BGCGG organizational events in addition to supporting organizational fundraising efforts
 
Technology
Effectively uses Microsoft Office programs, electronic scheduling and database software
Responds to technology issues in a timely manner by requesting assistance from supervisor within 24 hours
Document all services rendered including phone contact, completed services, referrals, etc. in database/case notes.
 
Additional Responsibilities
Provides general staff support and works on special events and projects as assigned; collects donations and documents finances accurately when applicable
Works with diversified staff and understands the problems and issues facing families from a variety of ethnic and economic communities
Maintains and updates schedule and notifies supervisor(s) of changes within an acceptable amount of time based on BGCGG policies
Refers clients for valuable community resources and other BGCGG programs as needed
Reports all child abuse cases to CAR, complete CAR reports as needed and notify supervisor
Actively ensures that supervisor and clinical supervisor is aware of weekly schedule, program or caseload needs and any boundaries related to position requirements
 
Communication
Assists supervisor in delivering organizational and school counseling program expectations and changes to school and BGCGG personnel
Maintains close, daily contact with staff members and supervisors to receive and provide information, discuss issues, explain or interpret guidelines and instructions
Maintains contact as needed with external community groups, schools, members, BGCGG partners and others to promote and ensure families are connected to referral resources successfully
Utilizes exceptionally strong verbal and writing skills; must be able to communicate and document needs and concerns clearly and provide correspondence in a clear and concise manner within 24 to 48 hours and in accordance with program standards
 
Qualifications
At least 21 years of age
Current MFT, ACSW, or PCC registered intern with BBS, or Post-Graduate MFT, ACSW, or LPCC Intern with BBS registration pending.  
One year clinical experience or equivalent
One year experience working with children/adolescents and families experiencing distress
Bilingual capabilities preferred (Spanish, Vietnamese)
Must be available to attend a minimum of 2 hours/week clinical supervision based on a consistent schedule for the entire school year
Reliable transportation, safe driving record, CA driver license, at least 2 years of driving experience and automobile insurance
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to uphold the organization’s mission and values and knowledge of youth development
Ability to effectively communicate including verbal, written, in small and large group settings 
Must have strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and rapport; ability to adapt and be flexible
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks including effective time management and attention to detail
Must have sound judgment regarding safety; must be able to collaborate effectively
Must be confident and adept at conflict resolutions strategies; proficiency in using a variety of computer software applications
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as managing files and records, following up on phone calls, conducting meetings, completing reports, and tracking data; uses resources effectively; demonstrated experience in ethical standards of reporting 
Written and verbal communication skills; a clear understanding of ethical and legal obligations under BBS
Skills working one-on-one with youth and adults; excellent documentation skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly
Ability to remain objective in crisis situations and maintain healthy boundaries 
Ability to work productively with minimum supervision and to take initiative on projects; knowledge of  HIPAA and confidentiality regulations
Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within expected deadlines; excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
Ability to remain objective in crisis situations and maintain healthy boundaries 
Must work cooperatively and positively in a team approach with staff and management personnel
Demonstrated experience in case management and knowledge in case management philosophy and function
Ability to work with diverse populations in a culturally competent manner
Ability to be resourceful and possess a knowledge of community based mental health services
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to follow-up and manage demanding caseload
 
Requirements
Position may require standing/sitting for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist; seeing to review and analyze reports, documents or other reports; hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; speaking to be heard before groups of people; position may require to lift, carry, pull or otherwise move objects between 10-20 pounds
 
BGCGG is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. I acknowledge that employment with BGCGG is based on the mutual consent that either I or BGCGG can terminate employment at-will with or without cause at any time. I understand and am capable of performing in a reasonable manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the duties and responsibilities described above.
 
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