Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Nov-2018 to 04-Dec-2018
  • - Volunteers of America of Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $45,000 to $50,000/ year
  • Full Time

This position is an opportunity to join a groundbreaking program in central Indiana! Volunteers of America, Indiana is leading the charge in serving parents who are involved in the criminal justice system and ensuring that their families are supported while the parent transitions back into the community. 

The Treatment Counselor is responsible for providing counseling and group services to assigned clients in accordance with VOA, DMHA, CARF, and grant provider standards.

Organization Overview
Volunteers of America of Indiana is one of 35 affiliates of Volunteers of America which was established in 1896. At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are comprised of nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential nation-wide. For over 115 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist client with treatment planning according to VOA,CARF, DHMA, and grant providers standards.
• Collaborate with treatment team to develop and maintain high-quality programming
• Operate in a trauma-informed manner toward clients and staff
• Maintain a high level of cultural competence in order to be effective with clients and operate successfully within a diverse team
• Assist in coordinating referrals
• Assist clients in developing life-skills necessary to promote long-term wellbeing
• Connect clients in program with aftercare and resources in preparation for discharge
• Maintain consistent communication with health care providers, External Case Managers, and VOA program staff regarding client progress and needs
• Enforce all applicable rules and regulations to clients in VOA programs.
• Collaborate with program staff to ensure high quality continuum of care
• Assist team in meeting training needs
• Provide individual and group therapy to assigned clients in institutional, office, and community-based settings
• Produce timely and accurate reporting and billing on clients as required by funders including Medicaid, DMHA, grant providers, and VOA.
• Assess client's readiness to advance phases/discharge from program
• Maintain positive working relationships with contractors, referral sources, area service providers and regulatory agencies.
• Assess client's readiness to advance phases/discharge from program
• Attend team, clinical staffing, and individual supervision meetings
• Assist client with service planning focusing on attaining client goals and completing detailed progress notes to document client progress
• Compile court reports and attend court as needed
• Respond to crisis situations and employ the appropriate intervention
• Protect client rights and confidentiality in accordance with VOA policies
• Work on a multi-disciplinary team
• Link client with needed services, resources, and supports in the community.

Qualifications:
The position requires a Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy, and two years of experience working therapeutically with populations involved with the criminal justice system.  Some evening hours are required.

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