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Adventure Based Counselor -HCC

Company: Patrick Henry Family Services Operations, Inc.
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Adventure-Based Counselor

Department: Hat Creek Camp

Job Status: Active

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Reports To: Therapeutic Services Coordinator


Amount of Travel Required: 75-90% of travel time expected

Job Type: Part-Time

Positions Supervised: N/A

Work Schedule: varies

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to fulfill the mission of Hat Creek Camp's Adventure-Based Counseling program by providing mentoring and counseling that facilitates a collaborative process of growth and change with individuals and families.

Essential Functions

  • Provides individual, group, and family therapy to clients as assigned by the Therapeutic Services Coordinator
  • Ensures that counseling sessions are designed to meet the needs of the youth and family
  • Completes all required paperwork for client charts and billing in a timely manner
  • Coordinate services with a multidisciplinary team, including social workers, house parents, administrative staff, medical staff, and community agencies
  • Maintains client confidentiality and other ethical standards outlined by the state licensing board
  • Complies with all requirements of the contractual agreements with localities served.
  • Collects demographic data to maintain statistics
  • Acts as liaison between client and community resources as needed
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Non-Essential Functions:
    • Attend HCC Staff meetings and PHFSO All Staff meetings when possible Competency Statements
      • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
      • Communication, Oral and Written - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word, and in writing clearly and concisely.
      • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
      • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
      • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
      • Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
      • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
      • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
      • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
      • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. DELIVERABLES:

        Adventure-Based Counselors are expected to work under the clinical direction of the Therapeutic Services Coordinator to assess clinical needs and develop treatment strategies with weekly counseling sessions to meet such in a timely and efficient manner with specific attention to the offering of understanding of the correlation between physiology, cognitions, and behaviors. Treatment should offer real world transferrable application for youth and include the input and cooperation of the identified guardians. Adventure-Based Counselors are to document progress and communicate such with treatment providers on a regular basis to promote a comprehensive approach to treatment.



        Knowledge of:
        • Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
        • Principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment of conditions found in the DSM-5
        • Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
        • Basic computer programs such as: Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Internet, and Database applications
        • Current counseling/therapy techniques and methodologies Skills:
          • Basic technological skills: using computers, fax machines, and telephones
          • Skilled in assessment, evaluation, application of appropriate therapeutic methods Abilities:
            • To communicate both orally and in writing
            • To report necessary counseling information in a clear, concise, and complete way
            • To make informed, objective decisions with integrity
            • To collaborate effectively with other team members Education: Bachelors in Human Services related field

              Experience: 1 year

              Computer Skills:

              Certification & Licenses: N/A

              Other Requirements:
              • DMV record
              • Background Check
              • Reliable transportation
              • Motor vehicle insurance coverage
                PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

                N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.

                O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

                F (Frequently) - Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

                C (Constantly) - Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

                Stand: F Walk: F Sit: F

                Manually Manipulate F Reach Outward O Reach Above Shoulder O

                Climb O Crawl N Squat or Kneel F

                Bend O Grasp O Speak F

                Other Physical Requirements

                Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth) - For reading and driving

                Sense of Sound - For answering, listening and speaking on the telephone. Listening and speaking to clients, counselors and other PHFSO staff

                Sense of Smell - For safety in detection of hazardous fumes and/or smoke

                Sense of Taste - N/A

                Sense of Touch - For handling tools and materials and accomplishing activities of daily living

                Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

                Sense of Balance - For standing and walking

                WORK ENVIRONMENT: Home and Community

                Prepared By: Dan West Date: 2023

                Approval: Date:

                Employee Signature: Date:

                The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

Keywords: Patrick Henry Family Services Operations, Inc., Lynchburg , Adventure Based Counselor -HCC, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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