Counselor for the Family and Youth Success (FAYS) Program (Laredo, TX)

Job Description

1 Full-Time Position in Webb County
(40 hrs. per week)

Counselor for the Family and Youth Success (FAYS) Program

The Family and Youth Success program addresses family conflict and everyday struggles while promoting strong families and youth resilience.
FAYS offers one-on-one coaching or counseling with a trained professional and group-based learning for youth and parents. The FAYS programs also operate a 24-hour hotline for families having urgent needs.

The FAYS program helps youth 6-17 years of age and their caregiver learn to overcome challenges and develop and succeed in healthy ways.

The FAYS Counselor is required to work with the family and/or youth to identify the presenting concern and subsequent concerns, identify the family and individual’s strengths and use a therapeutic approach and evidenced-based program to help clients process their feelings, resolve problematic behavior, and build effective coping strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must have a master’s degree in social work, psychology or counseling or related field with at least of one (1) year experience in counseling/direct service and be licensed as one of the following:
Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor or Associate (LPC or LPC-A), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Associate (LMFT or LMFT-A).
• Must have at least 2 years of work experience as a counselor and knowledge of trauma informed care.
• Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).
• Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

• Health Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Leave
• 401K Retirement Plan
• Bi-Weekly pay via direct deposit
• Dental and vision insurance coverage available at minimal cost
• Orientation and Job training provided, including CPR, First Aid and C.P.I.
• FAYS Counselor will receive specialized training: AF-CBT Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Exceptional work environment.

Hourly Rate: $21.63 - $25.00 depending on qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Until position is filled.

Type: Full-time

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Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) was officially formed in 1982 as Stop Child Abuse and Neglect in Laredo, Texas. Today, SCAN is a community-based, nonprofit social services organization with a 39-year history of providing a variety of comprehensive and culturally sensitive services to a population that is almost 95% Hispanic and which resides along the Texas-Mexico Border in Southwest Texas. SCAN programs provide diverse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. At SCAN, our passion is helping people, and we constantly strive to foster the healthy development of families in the communities that we serve. With a budget of more than $10 million, SCAN has more than 40 programs providing services in 14 different counties.

Counties are: Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kinney, LaSalle, Maverick, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Zapata and Zavala.

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