University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

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Provide outpatient family-based treatment and/or individual treatment to adolescents who are experiencing symptoms of trauma and mental health and/or substance use problems and to their family members, within the context of marriage and family systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Engages adolescents and family members into services.

• Provides direct treatment to adolescents who have mental health and/or substance abuse problems, and to their family members.

• Provides culturally and clinically competent evidence based treatment.

• Conducts school and home visits when needed.

• Maintains case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations.

• Develops and implements individualized treatment plans.

• Collects information about clients, using techniques such as interviewing, discussion, and observation.

• When necessary confers with other counselors, doctors, supervisors, and professionals to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling services.

• Helps clients and family members develop strategies and skills to change their behavior and to cope with difficult situations.

• Works in conjunction with project director and other team members to ensure implementation of the family-based intervention, which includes family, individual, and psychoeducational sessions as related to program participant needs.

• Attends weekly supervision and community partner meetings.

• Refers clients to other resources or services in the community when required, such as support groups or inpatient treatment facilities.

• Works flexible schedule which includes afternoon and evenings

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree. Master's degree in mental health counseling or related field preferred.

• Minimum one year of relevant work experience. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.

• Must have experience working with minority high risk adolescents and families.

• Must be bilingual in English and Spanish, enabling her/him to work effectively with Hispanic families.

• Must have a valid Florida driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for treatment of mental health, trauma, and substance use issues.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate well with others.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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