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Lead Counselor -Truancy Prevention & Parent Empowerment Program

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

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, Full Time
Hourly Rate: $16/hour + comprehensive benefits
Hours: 30+ hrs/wk; must be available 8:00am – 4:30pm MWThF and 10:00am – 7:00pm T, occasional evening and weekend hours
Location: Truancy Prevention Program and various locations in Orange County
Contact: Human Resources, 714-530-0430
Primary Function: Provides mental health assessment, individual, group and family treatment and parent education. Provides comprehensive mental health services, case management and other related support services to eligible at-risk students, parents, and families. Responsible for meeting weekly productivity expectations and maintaining accurate and up to date case records of all services rendered in accordance with state and county regulations, while maintaining an active caseload.
Prepares Youth for Success
• Supports programs, activities and services that prepare youth and families for success by incorporating the organization’s mission
• Contributes to identifying and implementing strategies for quality improvement of BGC-CHS programs
• Creates an environment that promotes the physical, social and emotional well-being of youth and their families through providing parent support towards improving child’s functioning and ensuring psychiatric services are coordinated and accessed in a timely manner
Health & Safety
• Ensures the Counseling locations used meet health and safety standards and ensure the safety of all members
• Takes actions to prevent accidents and respond to injury and signs of illness
Program Development & Implementation
• Effectively supports the planning, development and implementation of truancy prevention and parent empowerment programs and services
• Adheres to proper documentation procedures and processes according to Orange County and Behavioral Board of Science standards
• Effectively monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities through completing weekly client services log and direct services hour logs and submitting to supervisor and application Orange County departments
• 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 manages own time and resources
• Continuously develops own knowledge and skills in each of the various Community Health programs in order to diversify skills
• Continuously develops own knowledge and skills in each of the various Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove’s programs in order to diversify skills and integrates self into the community and organization as a whole
• Effectively uses Microsoft Office programs, electronic scheduling and database software
• Completes daily process notes for each client in case load within 24 hours and keep client information up to date
• Documents all services rendered including phone contact, completed services, referrals, etc. in database/case notes
Partnership Development
• Builds partnerships with parents, families, other BGCGG program staff and community partners
• Attends weekly Quality Review Committee meetings, clinical supervision sessions, staff meetings and Conferences and trainings as required
Marketing & Public Relations
• Increases the visibility of BGC-CHS programs, services and activities through networking opportunities, outreach and community partnerships
• Shares event announcements, program updates and distribute 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
• Maintains close, daily contact with staff members and supervisors to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain or interpret guidelines/instructions; instruct, and advise/counsel
• Exceptionally strong verbal and writing skills; must be able to communicate needs and concerns clearly and document services and correspondence in a clear and concise manner in accordance with program standards
• Maintains contact regularly with external community groups, schools, social workers, clients, BGC-CHS partners and others to promote and ensure family information and referral services are successful
• At least 21 years of age
• Masters of Social Work and one year clinical experience required
• Currently registered with the BBS and must maintain current registration throughout employment
• Two years experience working with children/adolescents and families experiencing distress
• Bilingual capabilities in Spanish  are required
• 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, valid CA driver license, at least 2 years of driving experience and current automobile insurance
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Ability to work within administrative and process parameters as required.
• 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
• Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks within expected deadlines
• Strong communication skills; both written and verbal, and ability to provide feedback regularly
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