JFS Job Opening: Social Work Fellowship

The Behavioral and Mental Health Services Department creates a supportive environment with a full range of counseling options for youth, adults, children, couples and families to improve their well-being.

Posted
June 23, 2021
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JFS Job Opening: Social Work Fellowship

The Behavioral and Mental Health Services Department creates a supportive environment with a full range of counseling options for youth, adults, children, couples and families to improve their well-being.

Posted
June 23, 2021

Social Work Fellowship
Behavioral and Mental Health Services

Jewish Family Service is a non-profit human service agency for people of all ages and all walks of life.  Jewish Family Service is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is the policy of Jewish Family Service to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Summary

Under clinical supervision, this position will manage intake for both children and adult programs, provide DSM 5 diagnosis, assessment, and psychotherapy services to a range of age groups, with mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, and behavioral challenges. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage intake for both children and adult programs 
  • Provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for clients 
  • Provide therapy interventions for individuals, couples, families, and groups 
  • Provide assessment and diagnosis using DSM5 criteria 
  • Complete billable therapy or diagnostic sessions each per week 
  • Develop treatment plans for clients that reflect diagnoses and other mental health/behavioral problems 
  • Collaborate with other service and mental/physical health care providers as needed, provided the client has signed a release of information allowing it 
  • Maintain and develop case load, appointments, and schedule 
  • Complete required documentation in a timely manner 
  • Accommodate walk-in patients in crisis or with urgent needs 
  • Attend staff meetings, case consultations, and trainings as requested 
  • Create and provide educational training or support groups, when necessary 

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, LMSW
  • Experience intake screening and assessment 
  • Experience diagnosing mental health and substance use disorders using DSM 5 criteria
  • Experiencing treating mental health disorders 
  • Experience providing individual, group, and/or family counseling 
  • Familiarity with and experience in referring patients to outside resources and services, such as substance abuse facilities 
  • Ability to work collaboratively 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Working knowledge of community resources 
  • Ability to work independently

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this fellowship and how you would contribute what you learn to the community.

Email to:

Ada Cheung, Ph.D., LCSW-S

Chief Clinical Officer

acheung@jfshouston.org

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