Therapeutic Counselor- Children and Youth Program

Therapeutic Counselor- Children and Youth Program

Job Overview

HOPE Community Services, Inc. *****$2,5000 SIGN ON BONUS!!!*******

Job Description

Job Title: Therapeutic Counselor – Children & Youth Program

EOE Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Provides individual, family, and group counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, linkage and referral services for children and youth clients and their families by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Adheres to agency policy and procedures, as found in the Forms Locked Drive on each computer. Also adheres to CARF and DMHSAS standards and criteria, federal and state confidentiality rules and regulations, and any special funding source requirements including Medicaid and HCA regulations.

Supports and promotes a service environment for individual in need of behavioral health and/or co-occurring services that is recovery focused, welcoming, and attentive to the needs of individuals who may have experienced trauma in their lives. Attends annual core competencies training in relationship to individuals with co-occurring disorders or who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with supervisor and peers. Can effectively work within a team or group setting cohesively.

Monitors eligibility status and makes application for Social Security, Title XIX (Medicaid), QMB, and other benefits the client may qualify for and seeks to assist eligible clients in the Health Home Services or Systems of Care.

Maintains up-to-date address, phone number, contact persons, and financial information on all clients.

Establishes rapport with clients/families, assesses client/ family needs; organizes, plans, and delivers face-to-face client services; and conducts follow up on the outcome of services provided.

May conduct intakes on new admissions to the agency and assessing for appropriate service needs.

Provides clinical assessments, evaluations, treatment plans, crisis intervention, referrals and linkage with internal and external resources.

Provides individual, family and group counseling to assist clients in gaining insight into personal and interactive problems.

Assist clients in developing an individualized recovery plan that focuses on personal and interactive problems, age appropriate independent living skill needs, defining goals, and plan of action reflecting interests, abilities, and needs.

Incorporates the entire family, to the extent possible, in the treatment program and focused on their strengths as well as the child/youth’s age and cultural heritage.

Provide a system of care that is child-centered with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided.

Assists clients in finding and accessing community resources needed to maintain independent functioning. Assists in preventing an out-of-home placement.

Provide various therapeutic interventions as needed to assist consumers in identifying and overcoming barriers in their lives that may hinder them from reaching their goals.

Teach and assist in development of problem solving and coping skills.

Provide therapeutic services that are recovery focused, co-occurring capable, age and developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, welcoming, and attentive to the needs of the individual who may have experienced trauma in their lives.

Responsible for maintaining strictest confidentiality guidelines for interactions regarding consumer and family information.

Provides a minimum of 85 hours billable services with consumers per month.

Utilizes the philosophy of Collaborative/Therapeutic Documentation to meet clinical record keeping documentation standards and ensure documentation is completed with the Consumer to the extent possible and all documentation is completed on the same day of the date of service.

Responsible for seeking out supervisory assistance for additional training and to enhance skill set as needed.

Interacts with other professionals to discuss therapy or treatment, new resources or techniques, and to share information.

Reports and documents services in accordance with agency policy and procedures. Adheres to HOPE policy and procedure of having documentation completed by the end of the next business day.

May be required to participate in providing on-call services and carry on-call cell phone for afterhours contact.

May be required to work evening and weekend hours.

May be required to provide services in a community setting.

May be required to provide client transportation using personal vehicle or agency owned van or small bus.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Current license (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LADC, etc.) in Oklahoma; or Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field and eligible for licensure supervision.


Professional license is preferred (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LADC, etc.); Masters degree in psychology, social work or related field and eligible for licensure supervision.

Required to complete, Therapeutic Options or approved safety training and annual updates.

May be required to obtain and maintain First Aid and/or CPR Certifications.

In order to provide client transportation in private or agency vehicles, must possess current, valid Oklahoma license, and meet HOPE insurance requirements. HOPE will annually obtain copy of Motor Vehicle Record from the Department of Public Safety.


Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence to courts, schools, etc. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to families, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to complete thorough and accurate clinical documentation and writing in a medical record chart and complete needed assessments.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to seek out supervisory assistance for additional training when needed and make application of techniques or other skills to meet essential job duties and responsibilities.


Ability to relate to persons with severe mental illness and/or substance use in a positive, helpful, and constructive manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and tactful working relationships with co-workers; to express ideas and facts clearly and concisely in written or oral form.

Personality and mature presentation of oneself demonstrating the ability to work with various systems while maintaining objectivity and cooperative attitude.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally life and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must have vision enough to read written or typed data. Employee must have hearing and speech enough to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and public in person or by phone.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet with minimal external noise.’

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Psychiatry


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Application Question(s):

  • If you are not yet licensed, are you eligible to begin your supervision?


  • Master’s (Required)


  • LPC, LADC, LMFT, LCSW (Required)

Work Location: One location

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