Clinical Counselor – PINS Diversion Program

Posted 4 weeks ago

Reports to: PINS Supervisor
Employment Status:  Non-Exempt/Full Time
Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000


  • Master’s level social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist or related clinical degree.
  • Minimum of one year of post graduate direct service counseling work, or previous case management/internship experience(s) may be substituted.
  • A commitment to human services as a profession.
  • An understanding of and commitment to helping profession ethics.
  • Is culturally competent.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Current & valid NYS drivers’ license.
  • Demonstrated ability in public speaking and program delivery.
  • Current and valid NYS driver’s license.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assures high-quality client services.
  • Provides direct service to clients – individuals, children, and families.
  • Provides counseling to individuals, children, and families through individual and family counseling.
  • Initiates both internal and external referrals to providers/agency services.
  • Coordinates with referral providers and agencies.
  • Develops, plans, and coordinates support groups with the PINS team.
  • Maintains relationships with Herkimer County and with other referral sources.
  • Updates job skills through professional development as needed.
  • Contributes to team effort by performing other duties as assigned or those duties requested by supervisor.
  • Maintains accurate client records and statistics.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all clients.
  • Abides by their affiliated Code of Ethics, such as the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Maintains and promotes positive work environment.
  • Assist families to explore community-based resources, services, support groups, and learning opportunities.
  • Assist families to enrich family relationships and rebuild natural support systems.
  • Collaborate with providers, referral sources and community supports. Coordinate, recruit as needed and facilitate family support groups.
  • Make presentations to community groups.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and supervision.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner including assessments, demographic information, treatment plans, progress notes, etc
  • Provide Programming to families – one on one and in group setting
  • Establish and build relationships with community organizations and resources relating to the agency Mission/Vision.
  • Attending local, regional and state committee/consortium/coalition meetings as relevant.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, the diverse cultural backgrounds and practices of volunteers, consumers and staff.
  • Compile program statistics including monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Provide training to volunteers and referring professionals when needed.
  • With the FPA assist in weekly family-friendly events throughout Herkimer County.
  • Collaborate with Peers in other parts of the state especially through CFLR
  • Participate as needed with the Peer Family Support Group.
  • Provide material for website/Facebook postings and calendar updates.
  • Attending CFLR staff meetings and other agency functions as required.
  • Provide occasional transportation of program clients in accordance with CFLR’s transportation policy.
  • Abide by HIPPA laws and State and County PINS Diversion regulations.
  • Any other duties/tasks assigned by supervisor.

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