Clinical Support Specialist

UMFS is seeking a PRN Clinical Support Specialist for the Lynchburg Region.

SUMMARY

Provide comprehensive clinical support services including mentoring, counseling, parent education, life skills, and behavior management to children and families in level four therapeutic foster care.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition this position requires an energetic, creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. This position requires strong critical thinking skills, with sound clinical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong child advocate. An extremely well organized and self-directed individual who is a team player. An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills.  Must have the ability to build mutually respectful and effective relationships with individuals and fellow employees. Serves as a role model for clients in the areas of ethics, morals, appearance, spirituality and lifestyle principles. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in social work or a related human service discipline and two years experience with family or children services or bachelor’s degree in social work or a related human service discipline with at least three years experience in family and children’s services or a combination of degree and experience.  Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in the following: child and adult mental health; family functioning and development; assessing risks, needs, and strengths; identifying and understanding environmental stressors and coping mechanisms; and working with persons to resolve problems and prevent future crisis.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Driver’s license with acceptable driving record and proof of auto insurance.

 

EOE