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Part Time Therapist

Title: Therapist
Department: Counseling
Hours Worked: Part Time (22.5 hrs. per week)

Reports to: Program Director
Supervises: None
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides assessments and counseling to individuals, couples, families, children and groups.
  • Maintains a minimum scheduling of an average of 3-5 face-to-face counseling hours per workday.
  • Plans and facilitates group therapy sessions when applicable.
  • Provides information and referrals.
  • Oversees the administration of testing instruments such as pre/post tests and Session Rating Scales given to counselor’s clients.
  • Provides statistical, as well as data regarding outcome measurements, to be used in Agency reports to United Way or other funding sources and for CQI purposes.
  • Advocates for clients when necessary and in client’s best interest.
  • Attends regularly scheduled supervision meetings with immediate supervisor.
  • Participates in Quarterly Case Records Review, correcting one’s own case files when deficiencies are found.
  • Interfaces with other community agencies as much as possible for collaborative purposes.
  • Participates in networking and marketing events for community outreach and client recruitment when applicable.
  • Assist with the counseling program fundraisers when applicable.
  • Maintains case records in a timely manner, with essential information deemed necessary to provide appropriate services.
  • Becomes familiar with and carries out the policies and procedures of Catholic Charities.
  • Supports and participates as needed in the accreditation or re-accreditation process.
  • Assists with providing counseling services at all locations when applicable.
  • Attends agency meetings/staff development programs as required.
  • Attends training sessions as determined by needs outlined in annual evaluation.
  • Participates on a CQI team if working full time.

This is a sampling of duties.  Other tasks, responsibilities and duties may be assigned as needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in clinical social work, mental health counseling, or marriage and family therapy.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in counseling children and adults; internships qualify.
  • Licensed clinician in Florida preferred.
  • Must speak English, Spanish preferred.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use equipment (fax, computer, copier etc.)
  • Capable of maintaining confidentiality of sensitive data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software (especially Word, Outlook and Excel)
  • Will adhere to all Catholic Charities and Diocesan policies and Procedures
  • Exhibits professional telephone manner, interpersonal skills, confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with Diocesan employees, pastors, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good business judgment
  • Ability to work irregular hours
  • Knowledge and support of Catholic Church teachings
  • Florida Driver’s License, excellent driving record and access to vehicle

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
  • Frequent use both hands and fingers (i.e. typing)
  • Frequent extended periods of sitting
  • Occasional periods of standing, kneeling and climbing
  • Occasional ability to distinguish basic colors (i.e. graphics)
  • Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. driving) and routine hearing (i.e. listening to others in conversation)
  • Occasional time spent working closely with others
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