Since our inception in 1992, Family Preservation Services (FPS) of Virginia has been a leader and innovator in the development of community-based services here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. FPS of Virginia currently operates 30 office sites, each designed to meet the unique needs of each community through the integration and use of evidence based and trauma-informed practices.
With more than 900 employees servicing more than 3,000 individuals and families each year, FPS is the largest private provider of community based services in Virginia.
As a leader in the area of mental health and behavioral health services, Family Preservation Services of Virginia, with the support and collective expertise of our global parent company, Pathways by Molina, will continue our commitment to promoting positive change in the individuals, families and communities we impact each day.
FPS is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSAs, vacation, sick, basic and optional life insurance, EAP, 401k (100% match for the 1st 4% employee contribution/immediate vesting) and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. We are seeking a dynamic Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor for our Lexington, VA location.
• Provide school based, strength-oriented group and individual counseling to youth.
• Provide crisis intervention and concurrent treatment to youth in school setting as needed to foster positive behavior in the classroom.
• Provide family counseling and case management as needed to encourage parental participation in the youth’s life. Educate family members regarding daily progress of youth, mental health issues, existing community services, and act as an advocate in connecting family members to these services.
• Work with assigned clients to foster the development of new coping, problem solving, and communication skills at age appropriate levels.
• Actively participate in the development of individualized service plans in conjunction with school personnel, social services professionals, assigned client(s) and their families.
• Implement services plans and monitor and report progress.
• Educate family members regarding daily progress of youth, mental health issues, existing community services, and act as an advocate in connecting family members to these services.
• Provide support as requested to TDT Coordinator in the event of a client or family crisis.
• Complete and maintain up-to-date client records according to FPS standards, and prepare the necessary reports and file the client documents in a timely and accurate manner.
• Schedule, attend and actively participate in clinical supervision once a week.
• Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with other community agencies.
• Participate in school functions; attend school meetings, and other community meetings as required. Serve as an FPS Ambassador in the school, and work cooperatively and collaboratively with all school personnel.
• Provide transportation to clients when necessary which requires that the employee have a valid, non-restricted driver’s license and reliable transportation.
• Cooperatively participate in your own re-assignment to a different classroom, school site, or county as deemed necessary by: FPS leadership due to school request or other relevant factors.
• Serve as a behavioral model to the clients you serve in the Day Treatment program by consistently being present at school according to the school’s hours of operations.
• Perform other duties as assigned and necessary.
Performance and Conduct Requirements of Position
• FPS Email: As an employee of FPS of VA, you are provided an fpscorp email account. It is your responsibility to check your fps email at least once a day.
• Job Attendance: A fundamental responsibility of your job is to serve as a role model for our clients/students in the school based day treatment program. Therefore, you are required to be at work (school) consistently and on time throughout the school year.
• It is your responsibility to sign in/sign out on the daily attendance log at your school site. Any need for absence during the school day must have prior approval from your supervisor.
• Consistently wear your FPS Name Badge or School Name badge at your assigned site for identification and security purposes.
• School Administration: You are required to consistently follow the conduct policies and daily operating procedures of your assigned school.
To qualify as a QMHP to provide Day Treatment for Children and Adolescents under 21, the employee must, at time of hire, have the designated clinical experience and must:
•Have a social work bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least one year of clinical experience with children or adolescents; or
• Be a registered nurse with at least one year of clinical experience with children and adolescents; or
• Clinical Experience means providing direct behavioral health services to children and adolescents with mental illness. It includes supervised internships, practicum’s, and field experience. A human services field is defined as social work, psychology, sociology, or counseling.