Clinical Counselor/ Social Worker

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 14, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

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Job Description:

The Clinical Counselor/Social Worker duties and responsibilities include:
Client Support Service
•Provide on-site and phone crisis intervention, grief education, and short-term emotional support for UFVH clients and facilitate local community referrals as needed
•Facilitate client decisions about medical treatment and end-of-life issues with the veterinary healthcare team
•Maintain and develop client resources (e.g. handouts and website)
•Mediate client relations concerns

Clinical Support Service
•Provide case debriefing, emotional support and stress relief strategies, and referrals for UFVH faculty, staff, and students
•Facilitate weekly service rounds (upon request) to debrief, educate and support team members on client interactions
•Provide annual orientation and training for interns, residents, and new faculty
•Provide follow-up client support and maintain case records
•Small group instruction (e.g. communication and grief, death and dying, compassion fatigue) for clinical teams (interns, residents, faculty, staff, veterinary students on clinical rotations)

Expected Salary:

$55,000-$65,000 annually, Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Professionals with one of the following credentials are qualified to provide psychosocial counseling:
■ Social worker with a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in social work from a Certified Social Work Education-accredited school of social work.
■ Registered nurse with advanced specialized counseling education and training as a clinical nurse specialist or certified psychiatric nurse.
■ Professional licensed to provide clinical, counseling, and psychotherapy services by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.
■ Counselor with a master’s degree in counseling.
■ Psychologist with a master’s or Ph.D. in psychology.
■ Master’s or doctoral level graduate student intern from an accredited school of social work or a psychology or counseling program, under the supervision of a licensed practitioner qualified to supervise such interns.

Preferred Qualifications:

A counselor with a master’s degree in counseling and be licensed as a mental health professional or psychologist in the state of Florida or licensed social worker

•Experience working in a (human or veterinary) hospital setting.
•Experience in human-animal, traumatic loss, and grief counseling.
•Teaching experience in informal and/or formal settings.

•Knowledge of employee assistance programs, administrative duties, case management, and clinical service delivery
•Familiar with crisis intervention, referral techniques, and effective means of accessing community resources to make successful referrals

•Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
•Desire to work as a collaborative and supportive team member in a veterinary clinical setting.
•Appreciation of the human-animal bond and the impact of pet illness and loss on families and clinical professionals.
•Experienced in crisis intervention and desire to work in settings requiring crisis intervention.
•Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team

•Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships
•Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
•Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
•Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards, and ethics
•Ability to build program awareness and promote program offerings
•Ability to develop outreach programs
•Ability to establish a climate of trust
•Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of employees, clients, and administrators from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds and levels of responsibility

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes