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El Paso Center for Children is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Benefits for full-time employees:

  • Health Insurance – HMO, Dental and Vision (100% paid by the agency).
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays (13)
  • Performance bonus time off for salary exempt employees
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Paid Advanced Clinical Supervision (based on funding availability)
  • Travel and mileage reimbursement
  • All employees who have completed one year of service qualify for a Simplified Employee Pension – Individual Retirement Account (SEP-IRA). Under this plan, the agency contributes 5% of employees’ gross salary to an individual retirement account in which it is fully and automatically vested.

Open Opportunities:

Counselor for Victims of Crime (LPC, LPC-I, LMSW, LCSW)

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-time
Salary: $56,000-$59,000 per year

 

Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: COO

Effective: 11/18/2020


Summary

The Counsel is responsible for working collaboratively with the entire team to ensure a high fidelity implementation of counseling and family support services as described in the approved proposal and contract awarded by the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, General Victim’s Assistance grant (OOG). The scope of work is described in the OOG grant. Changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. All Center for Children team members are expected to be collegial and collaborative, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.

This position is supervised by the the COO. The CEO may also consult with the Counselor and Counseling Supervisor to clarify, collaborate, plan, and problem solve on OOG grant issues.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain high levels of customer service, with attention to nurturing and building relationships with clients seeking services.
  2. Ensure detailed knowledge of approved grants, contracts, requirements of the funders, and target populations.
  3. Participate on the Performance and Quality Improvement processes ensuring services are being delivered with fidelity to model and contractual/licensing obligations.
  4. Adhere to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  5. As individual talents and expertise dictate, take initiative to participate in developing/providing ongoing staff training.
  6. Must be/become expert in all required therapeutic/educational modalities utilized by the team and/or specified in the grants.
  7. Conduct therapy for victims of crime as defined in the OOG proposal narrative.
  8. Conduct screening, assessment, and intakes. Services are carried out virtually and/or in the office, at the shelter, at foster homes, and in multiple venues in the community.
  9. As part of a team delivering counseling services to a wide range of clients, be an excellent professional colleague, contributing personal and professional expertise and guidance to colleagues to support the most beneficial interventions possible for clients.
  10. Actively build relationships across agency teams and with community partners as needed, to generate targeted clients for the OOG – victims of crime grant, including youth in the shelter, in foster homes, and as served by any and all agency programs as well as those identified or referred by external sources. This may include, but is not limited to, services such as:
    1. Providing adjustment counseling as youth victims of child abuse are placed in foster homes.
    2. Providing counseling when foster homes are having trouble with youth placed in care.
    3. Providing assessments and counseling with youth as they are placed in the shelter by CPS or who come for other reasons.
    4. Counseling any member of the community who is referred and who is a victim of a crime.
    5. Counseling eligible clients as recruited from/referred by agency housing and outreach programs as well as schools.
    6. Counseling and providing urgent intervention/processing for youth victims of crime experiencing “blow-ups” due to behavioral health issues or other trauma (this is not a replacement for crisis de-escalation provided by other staff or in-lieu of youth who need urgent psychiatric intervention at an in-patient facility).
  11. Participate in all quality assurance systems and processes.
  12. Provide required data on performance metrics on both grants to supervisor as needed/requested.
  13. Be part of the team problem-solving process to overcome any barriers to counseling/program success.
  14. This role, as with most at the agency, requires flexibility in scheduling and when/where clients are seen for services.
  15. Develop personal skills to carry out each program’s goals.
  16. Ensure timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork regarding services and program activities to support accurate billing, excellent client services, and data management.
  17. Make appropriate referrals to community resources and seek resources to support program and families.
  18. Provide crisis intervention to youth and families as needed.
  19. Participate in trainings, events, and activities.
  20. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Skills

  • Knowledge of the OOG project.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to clients.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized.


Qualifications
Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be a licensed mental health professional (LPC or LMSW minimum) with at least one year of experience and education commensurate with one of the licensures noted.
  • Preference for a candidate with TF-CBT certification. If not certified, must be willing to attend online and in-person TF-CBT training, at a minimum.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for trainings/meetings/conferences.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and lift and carry at least 25 pounds.


Personal & Professional Conduct
The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves, and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.


Flexibility
Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.

 

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Early Childhood Clinician (LCWS-S, LPC-S, LCSW, LPC or LMSW)

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-Time Exempt
Salary: $59,000 to $66,000

Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: HOPES Program Director

Summary: The Clinician I/Service Delivery Lead is responsible for working collaboratively with the entire Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) project (Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division) team to ensure a high fidelity implementation of counseling and family support services as described in the approved proposal and contract awarded by DFPS. The scope of work is subject to change as needed to ensure the project’s success and to meet funders’ requirements. Likewise, complementary changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. All Center for Children team members are expected to be collegial and collaborative, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain high levels of customer service, with attention to nurturing and building relationships with clients seeking services. Maintaining at least 40% of the behavioral health caseload. Clinician II will maintain 60% of the behavioral health caseload.
  2. Supervise the Clinician II and provide reflective supervision twice monthly. Provide clinician supervision for licensure, if applicable.
  3. Provide Service Delivery leadership to Site Supervisors at partnering agencies, providing reflective supervision twice monthly.
  4. Participate on the Performance and Quality Improvement Committee for HOPES, ensuring services are being delivered with fidelity to model and contractual obligations.
  5. Adhere to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  6. Advise partnering entities on trauma informed care work practices, social work practices, who have a mix of direct service providers who are educators, case managers, and other professionals and paraprofessionals.
  7. Ensure detailed knowledge of approved grant, contract, and requirements of the funder.
  8. Lead and inspire direct reports to fulfill PEI requirements and targets.
  9. Arrange and participate in developing/providing ongoing staff training for continual improvement of quality of service to families and communities served.
  10. Must be/become expert in all required therapeutic/educational modalities utilized by the team.
  11. Conduct individual, family and crisis intervention counseling and family support sessions as defined in the contract. Conduct screening, assessment, and intakes. Services are carried out in the office and in multiple venues in the community.
  12. Offer expertise and guidance individually and during group staffing to ensure all team members have opportunities to thoughtfully process their work with clients and have guidance on how to move clients forward therapeutically.
  13. Assist the Program Director with gathering data and preparing reports to funders.
  14. This role requires excellent collegial collaboration and communication, a willingness to flex to meet the needs of staff and clients, an ability to be creative in overcoming barriers to the team whether those are at the direct service level of in implementing the program as a whole. This flexibility includes in scheduling, when and where clients are seen for services.
  15. Manage and develop personal and employees’ skills to carry out the program’s goals. Create and maintain a diverse and professional work environment that emphasizes teamwork and mutual respect.
  16. Ensure that corrective actions with staff, as needed, are implemented and thoroughly documented.
  17. Ensure timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork regarding services and program activities to support accurate billing, excellent client services, and data management.
  18. Make appropriate referrals to case management partner when additional needs are identified for clients.
  19. Assist in hosting trainings, events, and participant activities.
  20. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills

  • Knowledge of the State’s HOPES Program.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to both external and internal work partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills are essential for developing creative solutions to program/personnel challenges as they arise.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in staffing, program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized, setting the example for team members as changes are made.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be a licensed mental health professional (LCWS-S, LPC-S, LCSW, LPC or LMSW). Education commensurate with one of the licensures noted. Must maintain licensure and pay for his/her own supervision.
  • Must have at least 5 years of professional counseling/direct practice experience and 2 years of additional experience as a supervisor.
  • If not TF-CBT certified, must commit to becoming certified within 1 year.
  • If not trained in Theraplay, must commit to receiving training and implementing this modality within 6 months.
  • If not trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), must commit to receiving training and implementing this modality within 6 months.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for trainings/meetings/conferences.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and lift and carry at least 25 pounds.

Personal & Professional Conduct

The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves, and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.

Flexibility

Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.

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Family Support Specialist (Social Work degree preferred)

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-time
Salary: $17.10 /hour


Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: FAYS Clinical Director and/or Program Director


Summary

The Family Support Specialist is part of the FAYS team and participates in planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual and family counseling and support sessions as well as providing skill-building services for at-risk youth and their families. The Family Support Specialist ensures ensure a high fidelity implementation family support services as described in the approved proposal and contract awarded by DFPS. This project is funded by the Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention Division (PEI) and the scope of work is subject to change as needed to ensure the project’s success and to meet funder requirements. Likewise, complementary changes may be made to projects or individual goals and expectations for employees based on agency/management strategic goals. This is a team project and team members are expected to be collegial, mutually supportive, and focused on excellent services to clients, fidelity to program models, and ethical provision of services.


Responsibilities

  • Understand the scope and breadth of the program’s scope of work and participate as part of a team of professionals in ensuring all services are delivered in accordance with the commitment to the funder.
  • Participates in ongoing program planning, monitoring and quality assurance activities.
  • Participate on the Performance and Quality Improvement processes ensuring services are being delivered with fidelity to model and contractual/licensing obligations.
  • Adhere to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  • Flexibly adapts to changes in staffing, program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized.
  • Professionally presents cases during staffing, participating in peer sharing and feedback to ensure program services are being delivered with fidelity and in the best interests of the client.
  • Actively develops referral sources and client load to ensure individual and team goals are met/exceeded.
  • Participate in community outreach, including active membership in relevant coalitions, and provide presentations/booths on universal child abuse prevention and agency programs that benefit the community.
  • Learn direct service methodologies employed by the Center and as required by funder.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships at work sites, which may include the Center’s campus, schools, client homes, and other partnering organizations.
  • Carry out the following direct client services:
  • Immediate crisis intervention counseling.
  • Intake, assessment, and initial service plan development.
  • Individual, group, and family sessions.
  • Skills-based training for youths and their parents.
  • Service plan review and update.
  • Discharge planning.
  • On-call services for the FAYS Hotline.
  • Participates as part of the team in problem solving when issues arise that challenge service delivery and partnerships.
  • Performs other assignments as determined by the Family Support Supervisor and/or Program Director.


Skills

  • Knowledge of the State’s Services to FAYS Program.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to diverse individuals at all organizational levels.
  • A strong results orientation, openness to new ideas, and a proven ability to deliver a consistently high quality of service to clients.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in program scope, assigned tasks, and modalities utilized.


Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field and at least 2 years of professional experience in direct work with clients.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Good time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all walks of life.
  • Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for trainings/meetings/conferences.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and lift and carry at least 25 pounds.


Personal & Professional Conduct

The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves, and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.


Flexibility

Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.

 

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