|Location:||330 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177|
Additional compensation offered for Masters Degree and/or licensure/certification
Working Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This position is responsible for developing and providing prevention services to Putnam County schools. Will provide evidence-based prevention groups to at risk children and adolescents. Work will involve coordinating prevention activities along with establishing inter-agency relationship. Follows the agency’s prevention plan to assure community needs are being met. Understands HIPAA compliance, community connections, and clinical documentation.
Graduation from an accredited school with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other relevant Human Services discipline. Master’s Degree preferred. Licensed to practice as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Therapist preferred. Current valid driver’s license in the state of Florida is required.
- Knowledge of the principles of leadership.
- Good knowledge of mental illness, emotional disturbances, addiction and/or co-occurring disorders.
- Knowledge of the risk factors for developing substance abuse, mental health, or co-occurring disorders.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle to transport clients & perform essential functions of the position.
- Ability to express oneself clearly & concisely both orally & in writing.
- Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with client, co-workers, professionals & the general public & other service agencies in a tactful & courteous manner.
- Ability to communicate effectively with mentally, emotionally and/or psychologically disturbed clients in person and over the telephone.
- Ability to obtain certification in CPR/First Aide and complete training in Mandt Training, Bloodborne Pathogens & HIV/AIDS within the first month of employment.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment.
(May perform one or more of the following functions; may not perform all duties listed or include all duties performed).
- Develop and implement evidence based prevention groups such as anger management, social skills, coping skills, etc.
- Participate in prevention activities and school based meetings to assist with appropriate service placement.
- Establish and maintain inter-agency relationships to promote services in the community.
- Advocate for clients’ rights and preferences.
- Instructs, orients and maintains an awareness of proper safety procedures and guidelines.
- Participates in in-service training.
- Develop and provide staff related training on risk factors.
- Makes commitment to SMA’s mission and core values the SMA Way
- Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
- Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
- Shows respect to others.
- Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
- Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
- Performs related work as required.
EEO Employer W / M / Vet / Disabled