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Intensive In-Home Services Counselor $1000 Hiring Bonus

Pathways by Molina • Virginia Beach, VA

Posted 3 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
Healthcare - Health Services


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Job Description

Since our inception in 1992, Family Preservation Services (FPS) of Virginia has been a leader and innovator in the development of community-based services here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. FPS of Virginia currently operates 30 office sites, each designed to meet the unique needs of each community through the integration and use of evidence based and trauma-informed practices.

With more than 900 employees servicing more than 3,000 individuals and families each year, FPS is the largest private provider of community based services in Virginia.

As a leader in the area of mental health and behavioral health services, Family Preservation Services of Virginia, with the support and collective expertise of our global parent company, Pathways by Molina, will continue our commitment to promoting positive change in the individuals, families and communities we impact each day.

FPS is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSAs, vacation, sick, basic and optional life insurance, EAP, 401k (100% match for the 1st 4% employee contribution/immediate vesting) and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. 

FPS is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.


The Intensive In-Home Counselor provides direct services to include treatment plan development, implementation with children and families, counseling and parent skill training through the use of proper therapeutic interventions. The Intensive In-Home Counselor works independently in clients' home and other community settings, utilizing creative clinical interventions based on best practice models and learned counseling techniques to work effectively with children and families.

Position Duties:

•Conduct clinical assessments on children and families and prepare assessment report in timely manner.
•Develop treatment plan with client and family participation.
•Provide individual, family, group therapeutic sessions and interventions as outlined in the Treatment Plan.
•Work to join appropriately with children and families in establishing effective professional relationship with an awareness of maintaining appropriate boundaries.
•Provide on-call crisis intervention services to clients as necessary.
•Document all services provided according to FPS/VA licensure requirements and standards in the timeframe established by the Region.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other collateral community agency professionals by working cooperatively with these community professionals.
•Participates in collaborative treatment planning and coordination of meetings for all clients, including those involving schools, other providers, court appearances, parents, etc.
•Provides on-call crisis intervention services with back up from Regional, Clinical and State Directors.
•Consistently utilize best practice models in clinical work by demonstrating a conceptual and applied understanding of human growth, development, and decision-making the counseling process.
•Demonstrates awareness of and respect for individual and cultural differences.
•Applies the major clinical theories and their associated procedures and techniques.
•Facilitates and manages the counseling process according to the counselor's guiding theory.
•Demonstrates therapeutic communication skills consistent with counselor's theoretical framework.
•Attend and actively participate in supervision meetings. Be prepared to discuss current caseload, actively participate in all treatment and staff meetings.
•Attend and actively participate in all required trainings including ELearning.
•Complete and submit by due date each pay period: Time Sheet, mileage form and all other required client documentation.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

The Intensive In-Home Counselor must be able to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Provider which requires possession of a Master's degree or a Bachelor's Degree from an approved college or university in a Human Services related field.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

•Child and adolescent development needs behavior
•Child and adult psychopathology and diagnostic categories
•Treatment planning, implementation reviewing and updating of person centered plans
•Best practices in clinical treatment interventions
•Family systems and family dynamics
•Best practices in systems of care
•Medical, Clinical and Medicaid documentation standards and practices
•Community Resources and Natural Supports
•Interaction and Communication Strategies
•Cultural Competence
•Role, Purpose, Philosophy of Case Management Services
•Knowledge of mandated reporting requirements
•Effective interpersonal communication skills
•Effective and timely documentation skills
•Establishing effective clinical relationships with clients and families, and maintaining appropriate boundaries
•Establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with staff and collaterals in community agencies, medical practices & facilities, etc.
•Network in community to identity and access community resources for clients
•Ability to comprehend and implement State service definitions for all services
•Organizing, facilitating, and leading treatment team meetings
•Using effective time management skills to complete required job duties
•Conducting individual, family, and community needs assessments
•Conducting client assessments, developing and implementing treatment plans
•Analyzing and evaluating situations and information, using sound judgment to make decisions and determine appropriate course of action
Planning, coordinating, and implementing treatment services to identified clients, while being cognizant of cultural, ethnic, and environmental differences
•Crisis intervention with consumer, family member, including implementation of plan of safety
•Ability to possess valid Virginia driver's license and maintain a safe driving record
•Ability to travel independently to clients' homes and other community locations. Ability to access various physical plants, settings, and environment
•Technological skills: proficient in computer operations of email, internet use, data entry, word products such as Excel for reporting purposes

Preferred Skills:

Job ID: WBS-349
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