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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 the employee’s gross salary to an individual retirement account in which it is fully and automatically vested.
- Paid advanced clinical supervision to those that qualify.
El Paso, TX 79930
Hourly Rate: $27.89 per hour ($58,011.20)
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
The Counselor is responsible for working collaboratively with the entire FAYS 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 each 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
- Maintain high levels of customer service, with attention to nurturing and building relationships with clients seeking services.
- Ensure detailed knowledge of approved grants, contracts, requirements of the funders, and target populations.
- As individual talents and expertise dictate, take the initiative to participate in developing/providing ongoing staff training.
- Must be/become expert in all required therapeutic/educational modalities utilized by the team. and/or specified in the grants.
- Conduct individual, family, and crisis intervention counseling and family support sessions as defined in the FAYS contract.
- Conduct screening, assessment, and intakes. Services are carried out in the office and/or in multiple venues in the community.
- 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.
- Actively build relationships across agency teams and with community partners as needed to generate targeted clients.
- Participate in all quality assurance systems and processes.
Provide required data on performance metrics to supervisor as needed/requested.
- Be part of the team problem-solving process to overcome any barriers to counseling/program success.
- This role, as with most at the agency, requires flexibility includes in scheduling and when/where clients are seen for services.
- Develop personal skills to carry out each program’s goals.
- Ensure timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork regarding services and program activities to support accurate billing, excellent client services, and data management.
- Participate in on-call rotation of the crisis line.
- Make appropriate referrals to community resources and seek resources to support the program and families.
- Provide crisis intervention to youth and families as needed.
- Participate in training, events, and activities.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- 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:
- Must be a licensed mental health professional (LMSW or LPC minimum) with at least one year of experience and education commensurate with one of the licensures noted. LPC-I is also acceptable. Paid advanced clinical supervision opportunity available (based on funding availability and/or other requirements).
- 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.
- Exceptional computer skills, including proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of business applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Must have driver’s license, vehicle in safe operating condition, and maintain proof of current insurance at Texas minimum standards.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
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.
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 meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.
“I’m glad I came here. It made a great change in my life.”
– Center for Children Client
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