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Child Counselors

at Zeiders Enterprises

Posted: 1/7/2020
Job Reference #: *A08B744814225DC7
Categories: Childcare/Daycare
Keywords: children, child

Job Description

Requisition Number

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Child Counselors

Work Hours
Standard Office Hours





Child Counselors provide individual and group clinical counseling to include assessment and short-term, solution-focused counseling services to eligible children, families, and/or groups that responds to a wide range of child issues. Child Counselors conduct risk assessment and safety planning and provide individual and group clinical counseling for children who are victims of abuse. Counselors also develop and implement prevention activities through outreach efforts focused primarily on the prevention of violence to children, and provide information to high-risk groups, medical professionals, educators and others about abuse and treatment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct intake, screening, assessment, and referral of children as appropriate
  • Work with children and families to establish individual treatment plans outlining the goals of treatment
  • Make referrals to appropriate medical and/or psychiatric resources and coordinate with the child’s school and/or daycare, when indicated
  • All reports of alleged child abuse shall be received and assessed IAW current Navy risk assessment protocols and procedures, to include interview of alleged offenders, victims, children, and other witnesses.
  • Develop appropriate, risk-focused treatment and interventions for victims of child abuse in accordance with Navy Certification standards.
  • Prepare information about alleged incidents of child abuse for the Family Advocacy Representative’s presentation to the IDC for status determination.
  • Develop and facilitate programs and services that are prevention-based to include presentations to activities for children and parents that help them address their issues
  • Maintain all counseling case documentation in accordance with all applicable policies, laws and instructions
  • Provide after-hours coverage for the FFSP in OCONUS locations, when required.
  • 24 hours of request, using accepted practices and procedures, in response to both small- scale (e.g., suicide) and large-scale incidents (e.g., Shipboard accident, man-made emergency). Collaborate with Chaplains and/or medical personnel
  • Provide outreach and training on Navy programs such as SAIL and family violence prevention to appropriate audiences such as commands, medical professionals, youth activities staff and chaplains
  • Participate in site/regional quarterly quality assurance procedures to ensure that all clinical services provided are safe and of good quality
  • Maintain counseling case documentation IAW all applicable policies, laws and instructions

    Ensure staff delivering non-medical counseling services are accounting for all services delivered in scheduling module

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Required Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education, or a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • Current, valid and unrestricted clinical license or certification from a state or U.S. territory authorizing independent clinical practice in the fields of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or clinical/counseling psychology.
  • A minimum of two years, including 2,000 hours, of full-time, post-licensure clinical experience
  • Child Counselors must meet or exceed the requirements for Tier III clinical practitioners.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in assessment and treatment of children and demonstrated experience working with children exposed to family violence or victims of child abuse

    Counselors must meet the standards of professional and ethical conduct prescribed by their particular discipline or licensing board and demonstrate current clinical competence through at least periodic, direct service clinical experience during the 2 years preceding hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of standard documentation requirements for clinical services
  • Knowledge of the specific documentation requirements for domestic abuse cases
  • Clinical experience working with military personnel, children, and families

Other Skills and Abilities

  • This position requires access to U.S. Government facilities and systems. U.S. Citizenship, a valid driver's license, transportation, and auto insurance are required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

    Physical Demands: Works in office areas. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. Uses personal computer, telephones, copiers, printers and other office equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer