County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Treatment Counselor (Tier 1)

Children's Services

Recruitment #1904-TRTCOUCPR4-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • 3 years or more creating treatment plans for clients

JOB OVERVIEW

This job will be responsible for performing duties related to the intake, evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, treatment, and case management of troubled children and their families which includes the clinical review and supervision of client files.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Social or Behavioral Science; AND
  • Three years of professional level experience in child care service, guidance and rehabilitative counseling or clinical social work.

      OR

      • An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above.

        CORE COMPETENCIES

        • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
        • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
        • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
        • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

        WORK CATEGORY

        Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

        • Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).
        • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
        • May require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavier objects.

          DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

          Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

          • Participates in the development and implementation of various treatment and educational plans.
          • Interviews, evaluates, and counsels children, adolescents, and family members.
          • Administers and interprets various diagnostic and assessment tests.
          • Evaluates various treatment programs and makes recommendations concerning appropriate revisions and adjustments.
          • Maintains, reviews and supervises the maintenance of client history files
          • Prepares reports on psychological examinations for staff dissemination.
          • Provides case management services including case management of at risk children and children with disabilities.
          • Participates in various in service training programs.
          • May supervise and train subordinate professional personnel.

          JOB SPECIFICATIONS

          • Knowledge of counseling methods and techniques.
          • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations concerning treatment and educational programs.
          • Knowledge of human behavior, child development, social problems, family dynamics and community resources.
          • Knowledge of child management techniques.
          • Knowledge of professional ethics related to the counseling profession.
          • Skill in the application of interviewing techniques.
          • Ability to use a computer and related software.
          • Ability to identify and determine individual treatment needs.
          • Ability to clinically review and supervise the maintenance of client files.
          • Ability to administer and interpret test results.
          • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
          • Ability to solve problems.
          • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
          • Ability to interpret laws, regulations and policies.

            Conclusion

            WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

            We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

            • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
            • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
            • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
            • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
            • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
            • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

            Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

            Veteran’s Preference:

            Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

            Equal Opportunity Employer:

            Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

            Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

            Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

            Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

            Response/Recovery Activities:

            Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*