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Beneficios de los empleados a tiempo completo:

  • Seguro médico: Organización de mantenimiento de la salud (HMO, por sus siglas en inglés), seguro dental y de la visión (100% pago por la agencia).
  • Seguro de vida y por muerte y desmembramiento accidental (AD&D, por sus siglas en inglés)
  • Licencia remunerada (PTO, por sus siglas en inglés)
  • Vacaciones (13)
  • Tiempo libre adicional por desempeño para empleados exentos del salario
  • Horario flexible
  • Reembolso por viajes y millaje
  • Todos los empleados que hayan completado un año de servicio califican para una Pensión simplificada para empleados – Cuenta de retiro individual (SEP-IRA, por sus siglas en inglés). Bajo este plan, la agencia aporta el 5% del salario bruto de los empleados a una cuenta de retiro individual en la que el dinero ingresa automáticamente en su totalidad.

Oportunidades abiertas:

Drop-In Center House Monitor

El Paso, TX 79903
Full-time
Salary: $12.50 /hour


Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an non-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: Drop-In Center and Street Outreach Program Manager

Effective
: 10/25/19


Summary

The Drop-In Center House Monitor will help manage a Drop-in Center space that provides a safe environment for homeless youth, at-risk youth,and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation to learn new life skills, build healthy relationships, access resources, receive crisis support, and build internal resources that reduce their vulnerabilities to being victimized by the commercial sex industry. The focus of the Drop-in Center services are to identify and encourage homeless, runaway, trafficked, and street youth to access services and will also be trained on systems of care for adults they encounter who need help. The Drop-In Center House Monitor, as part of the Drop-in Center/Street Outreach team,ensures that programming in the Drop-In Center is culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and strengths-based.The House Monitor will be trained in crisis de-escalation, will help orient new guests to the facility and services, and will help youth access emergency needs including a meal, laundry, shower, and rest. The House Monitor will design activities to engage youth and will monitor youth interactions for safety. They will support youth in understanding and accessing the range of services available through professional staff and other community resources.Team members work closely with the El Paso Street Outreach Consortium and the Coalition for the Homeless of El Paso.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain extremely high standards and levels of attention to detail in creating a welcoming and healthy youth development environment.
  • Manage data collection systems and quality assurance systems to ensure data and records are accurate and consistently ready for file audits, peer reviews, and visits from funders.
  • Ensure systems of documentation are accurate and recorded in a timely manner
  • Remain calm in a crisis, offering support and reassurance to clients and staff during periods of high stress.
  • Will be trained in crisis de-escalation techniques, engagement, CSEC and the CSE-IT tool, Motivational Interviewing, and trauma-informed care.
  • Maintains excellent professional standards while often expected to work with little to no supervision. Is answerable for activities and events that take place during shift.
  • Documents any critical incidents, visits, activity, problems that take place during shift.
  • Work with Case Manager to coordinate services and referrals for youth.
  • Utilize trauma informed care and harm reduction modelswhen working with clients.
  • Maintain client records, in the Homeless Management and Information System (HMIS), case files, and agency database.
  • Assist in transportation ofclients, as needed (example: medical appointments, to shelter).
  • Work with Drop-in Center/Street Outreach teamto respond to calls, conduct intake assessment, transport clients to safety, and plan follow-up.
  • Responsible for communicating with immediate supervisor and other delegated team members regarding incidents that occur during the shift that have a particular bearing/weight/concern or require follow-up the following business day.’
  • Screen arrivals/referrals for placement, following guidelines, exercising good judgment, and contacting the on-call staff member and/or supervisor if/when there are items of concern that might prevent accepting a youth into care.
  • Professionally interfaces with Child Protective Services, law enforcement, nonprofit agencies, visitors, family, and other guests.
  • Provides immediate crisis de-escalation, intervention, and mediation. Consistently offers calm, kind, and trauma-informed response to youth.
  • Monitor drop-in center activities, including but not limited to, helping youth with meal preparation, housekeeping, food pantry, laundry, groups.
  • Maintains excellent documentation of activities, including entering daily notes, documenting critical incidents, entering information on grant-related activities.
  • Maintains a high level of personal accountability, seeks opportunities to learn, welcomes opportunities to improve/correct performance/behavior, and demonstrates thoughtfulness in making suggestions to improve the quality of services.
  • Participates in continuing education programs as required in the Center’s Personnel Policies.
  • Share on-call duties with DIC/SOP staff.
  • Assist with meal preparations.
  • Provide backup and related supportive services to other agency staff, as needed.
  • Other duties, as required or assigned by Supervisor and/or Division Director.


Skills

  • 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.
  • Detailed knowledge of diversity and needs of homeless youth, particularly those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who have been exploited.
  • 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.


Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, social science or a related field and a minimum one year (1) year of experience working with youth; or a Associates degree in human services or related field and a minimum two (2) years’ of experience working with youth; or high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum three (3) years’ full-time experience working high-risk youth
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English is required and speak Spanish fluently 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.
  • Annual criminal background check required.
  • 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, including by air.
  • 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. 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 appropriate and relevant hours for DIC/SOP operations, scheduling of meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.


Work Environment

Drop-In Center environments, working in communities, and conducting outreach on the streets. Travel across community and to areas targeted as most likely to have a presence among the targeted population. Evening and weekend work are common.

 

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

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-time
Salary: $26.93 /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: 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: $31.74/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: 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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Community Outreach Worker

El Paso, Texas
Full-time Exempt
Salary: $17.10/hour

Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as an exempt, full-time or part-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:Border Collaborative Program Manager or designated personnel

Summary: 

The Community Outreach worker is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with families, social service agencies, stakeholders, and the general community. The Community Outreach Worker will recruit for and lead Parent and Provider Cafes. They will also help navigate systems for parents in need of services and guidance. 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. Conduct mobile outreach and create client service engagement opportunities for families to facilitate immediate responsiveness to the needs of families encountered.
  2. Working as part of a team to design and deliver a range of innovative community outreach and engagement activities around Strong Families
  3. Developing and sustaining positive relationships with a range of people, including residents, community leaders, local groups and organizations, and local authorities
  4. Recruiting and supporting local people to become volunteers and active leaders in their community, and ensuring that they remain engaged and involved
  5. Working as part of a team to support and sustain community-led action around issues related to child abuse and maltreatment prevention
  6. Publicizing the Strong Families project through flyers, posters, social media and networking with residents, local groups and organizations
  7. Working as part of a team to organize and hold events that draw in and involve local residents and partners
  8. Supporting face-to-face, online, and print communication and marketing activities
  9. Attending meetings and working as part of our Strong Families project partnership with the FLC and other collaborations
  10. Working in different environments (both office-based and on the ground), at times best suited to the community (including some evenings and weekends)
  11. Participate in ongoing program planning, monitoring and evaluation activities.
  12. Perform other assignments as determined by the Community Outreach Supervisor or designated personnel.
  13. Participate on the Performance and Quality Improvement processes ensuring services are being delivered with fidelity to model and contractual/licensing obligations.

Skills

  • Must become expert in the funder’s RFP, the grant application, and in the expectations of this role as initially designed and as modified during the Planning Phase.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional organizational skills required for project with diverse participating entities and stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications

  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Health Sciences, Counseling, or related field.
  • Must have two years of professional experience as a health educator, counselor, social worker, public relations/media or case manager.
  • Knowledge of military culture, preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in Spanish and English required.
  • 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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Counselor (LMSW, LPC or LPC-I)

El Paso, TX 79930
Full-time
Salary: $25.00 /hour

 

Summary
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 the 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.

This position is supervised by the FAYS Clinical Director


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. As individual talents and expertise dictate, take initiative to participate in developing/providing ongoing staff training.
  4. Must be/become expert in all required therapeutic/educational modalities utilized by the team. and/or specified in the grants.
  5. Conduct individual, family and crisis intervention counseling and family support sessions as defined in the FAYS contract.
  6. Conduct screening, assessment, and intakes. Services are carried out in the office and/or in multiple venues in the community.
  7. 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.
  8. Actively build relationships across agency teams and with community partners as needed, to generate targeted clients.
  9. Participate in all quality assurance systems and processes.
  10. Provide required data on performance metrics to supervisor as needed/requested.
  11. Be part of the team problem-solving process to overcome any barriers to counseling/program success.
  12. This role, as with most at the agency, requires flexibility includes in scheduling and when/where clients are seen for services.
  13. Develop personal skills to carry out each program’s goals.
  14. Ensure timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork regarding services and program activities to support accurate billing, excellent client services, and data management.
  15. Participate in on-call rotation of the crisis line.
  16. Make appropriate referrals to community resources and seek resources to support program and families.
  17. Provide crisis intervention to youth and families as needed.
  18. Participate in trainings, events, and activities.
  19. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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.


Qualifications
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.
  • 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.


Position Classification & Compensation
The Counselor role is classified as an exempt, full-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s HR Manual, and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

 

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