COUNSELOR I
Abraxas Youth & Family Services


Job Info


Facility: ABRAXAS ACADEMY

Salary: $22.00 HOUR

Bonus (if applicable): $3,000 sign on bonus

Shift:

Benefits: Full-time employees will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits 
  • 403(b) & 403(b) matching
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Competitive Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Training 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Counselor I needed at Abraxas in Morgantown, PA Offering New Pay Rate and

$3,000 SIGN ON BONUS

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a non-profit organization and a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families.

 

Summary:  

The Counselor provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates and implements case management activities.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans including SELF Service Plans, MAYSI, Court Reports, RPP and other reports as assigned.
  • Provides weekly individual counseling and related documentation.
  • Participates in, coordinates and communicates pertinent client information, RPP Meetings, and Sanctuary Meetings for their caseload.
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians.
  • Maintains client files in accordance with contractual and licensing requirements.
  • Participates in team meetings.
  • Ensures clients are prepared for transport to court.
  • Ensures accurate billing and statistical reporting for clients on caseload.
  • Ensures communication of pertinent information to outside agencies to assist in providing basic needs for clients such as IEP’s, prior drug abuse or mental health history.
  • Completes client satisfaction index at time of discharge.
  • Completes referrals and intake processes.
  • Assists with client behaviors and unit operations as needed.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None




Minimum Requirements: 

The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • Associate’s degree or sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college/university.
  • May require the ability to speak fluent Spanish.

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.



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