CPST Counselor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-780914
    • Job Location: Albany, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 10, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

JOIN OUR TEAM AS A COUNSELOR AND HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY!

Share our commitment to helping children, youth and families build strong/life changing relationships and avoid hospitalization or placement. Bring your experience, compassion, and energy to the team and make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families!

Cayuga Centers is looking for an individual who is passionate about strengths-based, youth-and family-centered work within the Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) team. Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST) services are designed to offer goal-directed supports and solution-focused interventions to address challenges associated with behavioral health needs. CPST counselors provide community-based services to children and families who may have difficulty engaging in formal office settings but can benefit from home and/or community-based services to help achieve stability and improvement in daily living, personal recovery and/or resilience, family and interpersonal relationships in school and community integration. This program provides ample opportunities to expand your application and experience of evidence based practice while supporting program growth within the agency and community. 

Does this sound like it interests you? We’d love for you to join our team in helping children and families create a safe, happy and healthy environment for them. 

Schedule:   

Looking for an applicant who is willing to work with the youth/families at a time that suits the youth and family needs on a flexible schedule. This is a full-time, 40 hour a week position that includes evening and weekend flexibility.

How you get to use your skills…..

  • Demonstrate your areas of clinical strength by implementing a variety of therapeutic interventions/modalities in your practice which heavily includes solution-focused therapy.

  • Become a primary support in helping children/youth and families to develop preventative and responsive skills to crisis.

  • Utilize a strengths-based and trauma informed practice to help families recognize and work through issues that have been identified.

  • Enhance the functioning of youth and their families while helping them build stronger relationships for their future.

  • Demonstrate an inclusive practice both in the office and in the field to support a diverse and accepting culture

  • Contribute to a multidisciplinary team that shares your passion for children and families. 

We can’t wait to be able to support you in your growing career. If this opportunity speaks to you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Experience and Skills:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, or Creative Art Therapy or related Human Services field, plus one year of applicable experience or who have been certified in an Evidence Based Practice (in lieu of one year of experience requirement). 

  • Bachelor's Degree and certification in an Evidence Based Practice consistent with the CPST components being delivered.

  • Experience working with children and families in a community-based or “in-home” setting

  • Experience with foster care system; specifically with foster parents and youth preferred

  • Excellent communication, organizational and collaboration skills

  • A strong belief in the capacity of people to grow and change

  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to appreciate and encourage diversity, and understand the concept of cultural trauma as it applies to individual and family functioning

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.