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Location:
Willmar, Minnesota
Country:
United States

Job Profile

Job Category:
Health Care - Medical
Position type:
Part Time
City:
Willmar
State:
Minnesota
Zip Code:
56201
Reference number:
54
Job Id #:
11320398
Date Posted:
January 31, 2019

Mental Health Counselor

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR at our SHELTER CARE GROUP HOME, WILLMAR, MN

POSITION IS PART-TIME WITH POTENTIAL OF BECOMING FULLTIME!

Job Activities: It begins by being a member of one of our self-managed teams. Teams are a core part of our GMFS culture. Our teams meet on a regular basis and they will provide you with the support you need to counsel at-risk children and their families. Your services will be at a nice, welcoming group home in Willmar. As a Mental Health Counselor, you will be providing one on one services to our children. Many of our children have gone through difficult situations and can be resistant in the beginning of their stay, but almost all of them look forward to building connections with our staff, Other activities will include case staffings in a team environment, training's and connecting with some of the other people/agencies (customers) in a human service system that we work in. We encourage people to be active in the community. Documentation of your services is very important. However GMFS uses an advance electronic record system that make this part of the job go very well. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School Diploma; Must be 21 years or older to apply. Schedule will vary: days, evenings, some overnights and weekend hours. Starting wage is $14/per hour depending on education and/or experience. 

Experience: Demonstrated ability to work with children and families experiencing mental health issues in a direct care/counseling role. Primary duties include supervision and support services to our Shelter Care children, skill building services and supervision/structure to children while they are place in our group home. If you are a team player with a passion to help at-risk youth aged 9-17, we are looking for you! 

Skills & Knowledge: Familiar with a variety of counseling techniques and theories to aid in the care and treatment of individuals with mental health needs such as: behavior modifications for children, child development education, communication, decision-making skills, anger management, social skills, leisure, self-esteem and basic home budgeting.

GMFS has a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid leave time, 403b retirement plan, Clinical Supervision from our Licensed Therapists as you work toward your own professional license as a Therapist (LICSW, LMFT, LPCC) which is a $4,000-$5,000 dollar benefit, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Adler Master Graduate School Partnership (up to 30% discounts) and much more.

GMFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.