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Counselor Registered Intern

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Counselor under the supervision of licensed clinical staff, is responsible for psychosocial assessments of adults diagnosed with psychiatric illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders to determine candidate’s program eligibility and the development and implementation of needs based Individual Treatment/Life Plans.
Essential Functions:

  • Perform pre and post-admission psychosocial assessments to determine participants eligibility for housing, resources and discharge planning.Provide supportive counseling for the prevention of relapse and psychiatric hospitalization.



  • Develop Individual Treatment/Life Plans with easily attainable goals based on identified needs.Ensure that services are delivered as prescribed and documented in compliancewith funder requirements, other federal, state and county regulations and agency standards.



  • Regularly review participant’s Treatment/Life Plan progress to analyze functioning and/or setbacks. Respond and adapt plan accordingly to ensure ongoing success.



  • Organize and facilitate individual and group sessions to help maximize participants ability to independently meet their needs, engage in community support activities, develop structured self-governance and increase positive communications.




Normal Working Hours and Conditions:


  • 40 hour or more workweek.

  • Weekends or evenings as required.

  • Some travel may be required.


Rate of Pay:
This is a salary position with an annualized salary of $35,600 per year. 

Company Benefits:
Generous benefits package including vacation, sick and holiday pay, Section 125 plan, 403b plan, health, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental insurance products available.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills.


It is the policy of Volunteers of America of Florida, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, to recruit, hire and promote to all job classifications without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


We are a drug-free workplace.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Job Requirements

Credentials, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:


  • Master’s Degree in social service field.  Florida Department of Health Registered Intern pending Florida license required.

  • Fulfill credentialing requirements per agency policy.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to assess participant needs and ensure confidentiality.

  • Administrative self-sufficiency including computer proficiency.

  • Possess valid driver’s license and safe driving record.  Must meet insurability standards in order to drive.

Job Snapshot

Location US-FL-Tampa
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $35,000.00 /Year
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Volunteers of America Florida

What does it take to help America’s most vulnerable citizens? Commitment. Innovation. A willingness to step forward when the task is most difficult. Volunteers of America of Florida strives to uplift people in desperate need by working in the trenches where we can effect real change. Nationally, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2.5 million people each year in over 400 communities across 46 states and Puerto Rico, with nearly 16,000 employees. Volunteers of America of Florida contributes to this total by providing health services, housing and training, education and employment to our most needy residents. We are recognized as the largest provider of supportive housing for homeless veterans in Florida, serving 13 communities from Pensacola to Key West. Through our wide-range of programs and services, we are able to reduce public expenditures for homelessness, hospitalization and institutionalization. Learn More

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US-FL-Tampa
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Volunteers of America Florida
Company:
US-FL-Tampa
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$35,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Counselor under the supervision of licensed clinical staff, is responsible for psychosocial assessments of adults diagnosed with psychiatric illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders to determine candidate’s program eligibility and the development and implementation of needs based Individual Treatment/Life Plans.
Essential Functions:

  • Perform pre and post-admission psychosocial assessments to determine participants eligibility for housing, resources and discharge planning.Provide supportive counseling for the prevention of relapse and psychiatric hospitalization.



  • Develop Individual Treatment/Life Plans with easily attainable goals based on identified needs.Ensure that services are delivered as prescribed and documented in compliancewith funder requirements, other federal, state and county regulations and agency standards.



  • Regularly review participant’s Treatment/Life Plan progress to analyze functioning and/or setbacks. Respond and adapt plan accordingly to ensure ongoing success.



  • Organize and facilitate individual and group sessions to help maximize participants ability to independently meet their needs, engage in community support activities, develop structured self-governance and increase positive communications.




Normal Working Hours and Conditions:


  • 40 hour or more workweek.

  • Weekends or evenings as required.

  • Some travel may be required.


Rate of Pay:
This is a salary position with an annualized salary of $35,600 per year. 

Company Benefits:
Generous benefits package including vacation, sick and holiday pay, Section 125 plan, 403b plan, health, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental insurance products available.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills.


It is the policy of Volunteers of America of Florida, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, to recruit, hire and promote to all job classifications without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


We are a drug-free workplace.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Job Requirements

Credentials, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:


  • Master’s Degree in social service field.  Florida Department of Health Registered Intern pending Florida license required.

  • Fulfill credentialing requirements per agency policy.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to assess participant needs and ensure confidentiality.

  • Administrative self-sufficiency including computer proficiency.

  • Possess valid driver’s license and safe driving record.  Must meet insurability standards in order to drive.

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