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Children's Home Society of Florida
Largo, Florida, United States (on-site)
2 days ago


Since opening our doors in 1902, CHS became a part of Florida's history. 

CHS has been committed to growing and evolving to provide the right services and solutions to address the needs of children and families throughout the changing times.  Every day, our team works with parents and kids to empower them and encourage them. With innovative technology solutions and a dedicated, experienced team throughout the state, we’re changing the face of foster care and positively impacting children and families’ lives for generations to come.

Join our team to continue to do good and create history serving Florida's children and families!

The Licensed Clinical Counselor  provides in-depth behavioral health assessment and counseling information and services to individuals and families with the goal to promote recovery and overall wellbeing. The incumbent assesses and/or identifies client and family needs; plans, coordinates, provides and evaluates necessary services and treatments; and assists and counsels individuals and families by delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals, providing needed information and treatment services, and conducting individual, family and group therapy. Overall, the Licensed Clinical Counselor contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive solutions for children and families.


  • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
  • Make an impact in your community and become a part of Florida's history!
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays

Primary Job Functions

1.  Provide in-depth behavioral health assessment, counseling information and services, and therapy to individuals and families with the goal to promote recovery and overall wellbeing in a CHS office/facility, client home or school community setting.

Clinical Administration:

  • Develop and maintain clinical records and program documentation according to contract and CHS standards (assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, termination summaries, etc.).
  • Generate and maintain necessary reports and paperwork in a timely manner (e.g., Quality Assurance and program reports).
  • Participate in treatment and/or multidisciplinary teams, including TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS (residential setting only) and/or treatment team meetings, as required by the program.
  • Provide crisis-counseling services to families, as needed.
  • Make collateral contacts to assess client progress and functioning, as needed.
  • Provide on-call support as required or scheduled.

Clinical Services:

  • Provide in-depth clinical assessment, diagnosis of clinical conditions, treatment plans and interventions, including Medicaid Brief Behavioral Status Examinations, TBOS, Outpatient or BHOS services.
  • Complete assessments required to be conducted by a licensed individual for CHS Behavioral Health programs statewide.
  • Deliver evidence-based treatment interventions (e.g., Trauma-Focused Care, Infant Mental Health).
  • Oversee the behavioral program or treatment interventions associated with the client’s treatment plan.
  • Complete billable units; enter applicable data into the Client Information System (CIS) and other systems in a timely manner as required by the program and/or contract requirements.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational classes and/or groups such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, behavior management, substance abuse, MAPP/Pride training, etc., as needed.
  • Provide case management services including information, plan referral and linkages, as needed.
  • Coordinate services with other professionals/para-professionals; liaise with other social service agencies and organizations, as needed.
  • Participate in the peer review process to oversee that services provided comply with contract, Medicaid and licensing requirements, COA, and internal quality assurance standards, as needed.
  • Coordinate and supervise therapeutic family visitation, as needed.
  • Train direct care team members regarding components of the individualized treatment plan, as needed.
  • Review and monitor billing for clinical services, as needed.
  • Meet established program productivity goals while upholding the CHS standard of care.

2.  Contribute to a positive, engaging work environment.

  • Develop a strong knowledge base and stay current on job-related issues and trends.
  • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality process.
  • Comply with CHS’s code of conduct, policies, procedures and other obligations.
  • Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.
  • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond values in the performance of all job duties.

Job Qualifications

Education, Licenses & Certifications:

  • MA/MS from an accredited university/college in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy or Mental Health Counseling – OR –MA/MS from an accredited university/college with a major in the field of Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Health Education or a related human services field AND have completed graduate level coursework in at least 4 of the following 13 content areas: human growth and development, diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology, human sexuality, counseling theories and techniques, group theories and practice, dynamics of marriage and family systems, individual evaluation and assessment, career and lifestyle assessment; research and program evaluation, personality theories, social and cultural foundations, counseling in the community settings, and substance use disorders.
  • Active, unrestricted State of Florida clinical license in Mental Health, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy or Psychology (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT).
  • FL Drivers’ License within 30 days/hire, along with daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle.


  • Three years of post-Bachelors experience working with at-risk children and families.
  • Experience providing therapy to children and families at risk.

Other Requirements:

  • Must apply for and maintain a Florida Medicaid Number through the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
  • Must meet Council on Accreditation (COA) standards for specific skills and knowledge that pertain to the program in which the team member is working.
  • Must designate credentials following one of these examples: [Name], LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker); [Name, LMHS (Licensed Mental Health Counselor); or [Name], LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist).
  • A team member in this position who is licensed in Florida as a Clinical Social Worker is permitted to use the following titles when describing their work: Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker or Psychosocial Worker.
  • A team member in this position who is licensed in Florida as a Marriage & Family Therapist is permitted to use the following titles when describing their work: Marriage & Family Therapist, Marriage Counselor, Marriage Consultant, Family Therapist, Family Counselor or Family Consultant.
  • A team member in this position who is licensed in Florida as a Mental Health Counselor is permitted to use the following titles when describing their work: Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Therapist or Mental Health Consultant.
  • A team member in this position is permitted to use the following titles when describing their work, provided the use of such terms is within the scope of their practice based on education, training and licensure: Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist or Juvenile Sexual Offender Therapist.


Knowledge of:


Skills and Proficiency in:

  • Planning, organization and time management, oral and written communication
  • Interpersonal relationship building, collaboration, teaming,
  • Consulting, facilitation, coaching and mentoring
  • Computer systems and MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Ability to:

  • Assess and apply proper intervention strategies.
  • Perform at a high level of autonomy, with general supervision.
  • Perform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse, sometimes ambiguous environments.
  • Handle stressful, sensitive situations; preserve confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Meet critical deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Solve practical problems and document results using sound judgment.
  • Demonstrate the behaviors of our CHS Common Bond Values.
  • Interact effectively with children/families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients; act decisively to protect clients, when necessary.
  • Assess and apply proper intervention strategies.
  • Identify and understand environmental stressors.
  • Recognize importance of social, economic, environmental factors in the development and resolution of personal/family problems
  • Be sensitive to service population’s cultural/socioeconomic characteristics
  • Commit to providing high customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results.
  • Be energetic, passionate and adaptable with a deep commitment to social service, empathy for children and families and a positive approach to embracing and managing change.

 Together, good can be done.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66387789
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Largo, Florida, United States
    Dade City, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Licensed Clinical Counselor (Full-Time or Part-Time) - Largo or Dade City, FL
  • Company Name For Job: Children's Home Society of Florida
  • Job Function: Social Work/Counseling/Case Management
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years

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