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Mental Health Counselor

Greater Minnesota Family Services

This is a Part-time position in Willmar, MN posted June 16, 2020.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A PART-TIME DIRECT CARE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR at our SHELTER CARE GROUP HOME, WILLMAR, MN Job Activities: It begins by being a member of one of our self-managed teams.

Teams are a core part of our GMFS culture.

Our teams meet on a regular basis and they will provide you with the support you need to counsel at-risk children and their families.

Your services will be at a nice, welcoming group home in Willmar.

As a Mental Health Counselor, you will be providing one on one services to our children.

Many of our children have gone through difficult situations and can be resistant in the beginning of their stay, but almost all of them look forward to building connections with our staff, Other activities will include case staffings in a team environment, training’s and connecting with some of the other people/agencies (customers) in a human service system that we work in.

We encourage people to be active in the community.

Documentation of your services is very important.

However GMFS uses an advance electronic record system that make this part of the job go very well.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School Diploma; Must be 21 years or older to apply.

Schedule will include PM shifts and occasional early afternoon and average approximately 20-30 hours per week.Starting wage is $15/per hour depending on education and/or experience.

Experience: Demonstrated ability to work with children and families experiencing mental health issues in a direct care/counseling role.

Primary duties include supervision and support services to our Shelter Care children, skill building services and supervision/structure to children while they are place in our group home.

If you are a team player with a passion to help at-risk youth aged 9-17, we are looking for you Skills & Knowledge: Familiar with a variety of counseling techniques and theories to aid in the care and treatment of individuals with mental health needs such as: behavior modifications for children, child development education, communication, decision-making skills, anger management, social skills, leisure, self-esteem and basic home budgeting.

GMFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.