Available Positions

Behavioral Specialist (In-School or After-School)-Richmond, Emporia & Dinwiddie

Duties & Responsibilities

Under general supervision, employee is responsible for the direct support needs of children, and adolescents at risk of an out of community placement due to emotional and behavioral issues that interfere with their functioning in the normal school environment or in NDUTIME’s Afterschool Program. Work involves providing individual, group, and family counseling as well as implementing behavioral plans in the classroom and crisis intervention to children in the school setting or in the afterschool setting. Employee will design and implement thorough individualized service plans to address problem behaviors and provide service coordination. Employee is responsible for completion of daily progress notes and maintaining client records to include: daily activity logs, client eligibility paperwork, proper releases and initial opening paperwork, Individualized Service Plan (ISP), quarterly progress reviews and discharge summaries when necessary. Employee is assigned to school locations and operates based on school schedules and well as providing Day Treatment services to children in a summer program. Employee must exercise considerable initiative and judgment in the effective and efficient administration of departmental programs. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in contact with staff, clients, families, public, and service providers. Reports to the Therapeutic Day Treatment Coordinator. This is full-time, year-round position.

Education & Experience

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Human Services, Psychology, Child Development or related field. Experience required: One year working with children with mental and emotional illnesses. Must qualify as Qualified Mental Health Provider (QMHP).

Crisis Counselor-(Residential & Community-Based)

Duties & Responsibilities

This position is one that goes out into the community to provide temporary housing and other various services needed for crisis stabilization. This program is also provided in a residential crisis center.  Provide brief treatment, crisis counseling, intervention, and stabilization services to clients experiencing an acute mental health and substance abuse dysfunction. Conduct pre-screening, treatment planning, and service coordination on a regional basis. Collaborate with clients in coordinating therapeutic schedule between identified client and/or respective family members regarding the referral. Contact all parties within two (2) hours after receiving referrals. Conduct on-going clinical, substance abuse, and housing assessments with client/family day-to-day as deemed appropriate by needs of client and program. Complete ISP within three (3) face-to-face contacts of the initiation of services or sooner based on specific program. Collaborate with referral sources and other service providers to gather data to complete assessment and provide care to client. Complete necessary legal documentation and obtain signatures of client and legal guardian(s). Maintain contact with Program Director/Field Supervisor and provide updates of status of referrals. Remain within the guidelines of the referral at all times, as with the required authorization period and number of hours allocated for client/family. Obtain authorization for the services provided. Make referrals to health care provider for medical needs and well-child screenings, and other community-based services as needed. Maintain a strengths-based client-centered family-focused approach while working with clients to assist in the retention of dignity and the development of intrinsic qualities. Provide one-to-one support and advocacy for client and their family, while modeling how to establish and/or strengthen supportive relationships. Explore creative ways to engage client in fostering change and trying new techniques. Provide the most effective treatment interventions to all clients/families. Remain abreast of changes within the human services field. Represents agency in community and actively participate in interagency activities. Keep a caseload of 2-4 clients.

Education & Experience

Must possess a Bachelors Degree from a four-year college or university in human services plus a minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters Degree in human service field preferred – Licensed Mental Health Professional or Licensed Eligible. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Residential Counselor

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides general and direct supervision to residents of group home, on a flexible work schedule. Participates in discharge planning for each resident. Participates in treatment planning, goal setting, and progress reviews for each resident. Works with other group home staff to help each resident to maximize achievement of program and treatment goals. Provides guidance and direction to residents in a manner that develops and nurtures personal values and a solid system of communication. Prepares breakfast and packs school lunches for residents in care. Maintains residents’ files in compliance with agency procedures, and files all paperwork, including daily logs, group logs, incident reports, and related documentation. Serve as a role model for residents in the areas of ethics, morals, appearance, spirituality, and lifestyle principles. Transports residents to appointments/school as necessary. Must have clean driving record.

Education & Experience

Ability to teach and model independent living and social skills. Capable of being a role model for residents in the areas of ethics, morals, appearance, spirituality, and lifestyle principles. Must have at least one-year experience serving emotionally disturbed youth/adults or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mental Health Counselor-(Emporia & Richmond)

Duties & Responsibilities

Contact all parties within twenty-four (24) hours after receiving referrals. Collaborate with clients in coordinating therapeutic schedule between identified client and/or respective family members on the referral. Complete a Pre-Treatment Assessment within the first two sessions of meeting with a new client/family. Provide crisis intervention/stabilization services as deemed appropriate by occurrence. Develop a concrete treatment plan within two weeks after the face to face assessment. Remain within the guidelines of the referral at all times, as with the required authorization period and number of hours allocated for client/family. Obtain authorization for the services provided. Complete ISP within (30) days of the initiation of services or sooner based on specific program. Provides one-to-one support and advocacy for client and their family, while modeling how to establish and/or strengthen supportive relationships. Explores creative ways to engage client in fostering change and trying new techniques. Provide the most effective treatment interventions to all clients/families to be determined by the QMHP and Clinical Director.

Education & Experience

Must possess a Bachelors Degree from a four-year college or university in human services plus a minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer candidate with experience serving behaviorally and emotionally disturbed clients.