SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The person in this position is responsible for individual, group and family counseling for clients of the Youth Services Bureau. The Spanish Speaking Clinical Counselor I is responsible for completing all documentation, notes and requirements as outlined by state, county, and city regulations for operating a Youth Service Bureau. This position requires proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the Spanish language. The person in this position provides individual, group and family counseling for youth, adults, and families. Services may be provided in-office, via telehealth, or in the community on a flexible schedule. Work involves extensive interaction with community and human service agencies, police departments, government agencies, schools, and the general public. and will perform their duties under the supervision of the Clinical Director.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling or Clinical Psychology or related fields. Background in family counseling with at least one year of clinical experience, or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Applicant must complete a background examination that may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history check, education and professional certification verification, credit check and drug testing before employment with the City.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – Must possess a current and valid license as a mental health professional (Licensed Graduate or Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Graduate or Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Graduate or Certified Social Worker – Clinical) with a background in family counseling. Must possess a current and valid Class “C” Maryland driver’s license, or a comparable driver’s license issued by the employee’s state of residence, and a proven safe driving record. Must possess or be able to attain the following certification in the National Incident Command System (ICS) within six months of employment: ICS-100, ICS-700. EOE
Ability to operate a computer terminal or Personal Computer and tablets. Proficient in the use of typical word processing software such as Microsoft Word and the use of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Able to learn and apply other office software and automated office procedures including the City’s software packages.