Counselor -Child- Mental Health Regional CAT #1293, 158

Posted on 06.06.2013

Position Summary:

Will provide individual, family and group therapy for children ages 11 - 21 with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders as a part of the enhanced Children's Community Action Treatment Team which will serve clients and their families in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties.  Services are conducted primarily in the community. 

Position Qualifications:

Position requires a Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field; 1 year clinical experience working with children/families; and valid Florida driver's license with safe driving record.  Registered Intern preferred.  Bi-lingual competence is welcome. 

Special Skills:

Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of children with mental health issues, their families, and family systems.  Willingness to work on a comprehensive treatment team.  Highly motivated, self-directed, willing to work a variety of hours, including evening and on-call. 

Ages Served:



Young Adults

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide individual, group and family counseling/psychotherapy primarily on-site (e.g. home or school) and in CAT office.  Assist with development and implementation of therapy groups.

Assume primary responsibility for assessing child and family strengths, challenges and needs.  In conjunction with the team, responsible for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans per on-going assessment of needs and input from the child and family.

Conduct on-going assessment of behavior, mental status, signs and symptoms mental health disorder, physical and dental health, substance use, and educational, social, developmental and family functioning.  Refer child and family for additional services as identified.

Consult with the school system, community agencies and families to maintain coordination of the treatment process.  Advocate for child and family's rights and needs.

Assist families with developing natural support systems.

Provide on-call crisis intervention services during nighttime and weekend hours as assigned. 

What are we looking for?

Founded as a nonprofit in 1955, Manatee Glens stands as an early adopter of innovative and state-of-the-art behavioral healthcare.  Today, Manatee Glens specializes in mental health and addictions, so that health and wellness are possible for every family.  This continued leadership is the result of our employees staying true to our vision, mission, and beliefs. 

Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Stellar Beliefs:

Teamwork: We're team players in everything we do.  We can count on each other.

Excellence: We do our best at all times and continually look for innovative ways to improve.Leadership: We're leaders in our industry and in our communities. We step forward to lead as needed, regardless of position. 

Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable and can be relied upon.  Our personal conduct confirms the Manatee Glens name is always worthy of trust.

Respect: We value and treat others with respect and dignity. 

What will it be like to work for Manatee Glens?

Our goal is to help families by providing state-of-the art inpatient, outpatient and community mental health and addiction services.  As an employee at Manatee Glens you are an integral part of our team. 

One of the top twenty employers in our area, Manatee Glens offers excellent salary and benefits for all employees, including part-time workers.  Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary, a Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit, and the option to enroll in the Manatee Glens health plan.  Manatee Glens also offers employees a 403b Savings Plan, as well as an Employee Assistance Program.

We look forward to reviewing with you the specific benefits you would receive as a Manatee Glens employee. The above information is provided as a highlight of the major benefits offered to most full-time and part-time employees.  All benefits listed may not be offered for all positions. This is not a summary plan description or official plan document.