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Counselor

Counselor

Requisition ID 
2017-748063
Category 
Rehabilitation/Therapy Services
Position Type 
Full Time
Shift(s) 
Days, Holidays, To Be Determined, Weekends
Department 
IZ Leased Emp-Casa De Miserico
Location 
US-TX-Laredo

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Overview

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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Counselor is primarily responsible for addressing the emotional and mental needs of Casa de Misericordia clients.

 

Accepts initial referrals for services from shelter staff, health professionals, families and others.while maintaining confidentiality of all information and recognizing the limits of confidentiality.

Assesses the client’s psycho-social needs, including economic.utilizing interviewing skills to complete their psycho-social history

Documents all interventions and prepares statistical reports in a timely manner

Provides supportive and direct counseling, intervention to clients and their families in relation to goal planning ensuring continuum care as needed, understanding and practicing appropriate therapeutic skills in client interactions including congruency,active listening, appropriate confrontation, and immediate crisis intervention, exhibits advanced understanding of human behavior theories and is willing to share this knowledge with co-workers to continually enhance the quality of services provided by the shelter. Services to be provided and coordinated in collaboration with the Children's services Coordinator as needed to include children's house meetings and therapeutic groups.

Confers with members of shelter staff or community agencies, as necessary, to address client concerns while maintaining good working relationships with shelter staff and representatives of community agencies.

Maintains a current case record for each client served that pertains to life goals and actions taken to achieve them. addressing client'sclient's emotional concerns relating to home situations and other external factors: Exercises sound judgement in handling difficult and complex cases.

Participates in professional development programs, departmental studies or projects as assigned, assists in cross-training activities involving the various duties and responsibilities of the shelter and leads and supports special projects as require, as well as, any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Provides presentations regarding Casa de Misericordia, its services and related topics regarding domestic violence; Participates in the community through involvement in local organizations or activities that strive to enhance the quality of life for the community we serve and represents Casa de Misericordia at local and state meetings, conferences, etc.

Qualifications:

Education: Masters degree in Counseling Psychology or Social Work with current licensure or currently pursuing license in the state of Texas.


Licensure: Masters degree in Counseling Psychology or Social Work with current licensure or currently pursuing license in the state of Texas.


Experience: One or two years experience in a center for victims of family violence.

Other: -Bilingual in English and Spanish is a must.

- Knowledgeable about developmental issues and cultural sensitivities.

- Ability to work extended hours as needed.

- Ability to work with and preserve confidential information.

- Basic computer skills.

 

Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

 

 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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