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TANF Co-Occuring Counselor for Child Welfare
Title:TANF Co-Occuring Counselor for Child Welfare
Department:Adult Outpatient Services
Location:105 Calvin Street, Deland, FL 32720


Salary Range: $32,302.40 - 37,440.00 DOE
Working Hours: 40hrs/week; Mon-Fri with some variations


A currently competent Co-occurring Counselor for Child Welfare will provide professional clinical services to all assigned adults (i.e. ages 18 and up) referred from the FIS/Child Welfare System  who are experiencing problems with substance abuse / dependency and who may have an additional diagnosis of mental health problems. Services will be provided in agency office, client home, and other community locations.


Graduation from an accredited school with a Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or some other relevant Human Services discipline. Licensed to practice in the State of Florida as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist preferred. Currently certified as an Addiction Professional or Criminal Justice Addiction Professional in the State of Florida preferred. No less than two years recent experience (in last 5 years) providing treatment services to adults experiencing substance abuse / dependency problems.

  • Screening,
  • Assessment,
  • Intake,
  • Program orientation,
  • Treatment planning,
  • Progress notes,
  • Individual counseling,
  • Phone counseling,
  • Group counseling,
  • Facilitation of education,
  • Life skills training classes,
  • Obtaining urine samples for drug screens,
  • In home services and providing monitoring and linking of clients to services within SMA as well as external programs,
  • Agencies and aftercare and discharge planning and facilitating aftercare services for clients,
  • Client caseload to be approximately 25
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work


  • Knowledgeable of individual, group and phone counseling with clients with a substance abuse, mental health or co-occurring disorders.
  • Develop and implement agreed upon plans and interventions.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills (both verbally and in writing) when dealing with clients, third party payers, other professionals within and outside of SMA, etc.
  • Demonstrates effective negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrates effective crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Demonstrates effective cost management strategies.
  • Coordinates resources.
  • States objectives of and demonstrates appropriate techniques in monitoring and evaluation of services and outcomes.
  • Represents client as an advocate as required in situations involving client or family dissatisfaction with services.
  • Locates policy manuals relative to these purposes.
  • Identifies proper forms for documentation and correct placement in the client record.
  • Demonstrates effective documentation of activities including outcomes and plans using DAP format. Locates applicable related polices.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with software programs used at SMA, or the ability to learn them in a reasonable period of time.
  • Demonstrates safe operation of computers and associated hardware.
  • Produces documentation meeting the requirements of Medicaid, HMOs, other insurance carriers, DCF, etc.
  • Is able to locate and understand policies and manuals governing requirements of funding sources (TANF)
  • Identifies the commonly used resources for referral of clients.
  • Understands referral process for each. Demonstrates effective discharge planning.
  • Locates and understands policies relative to referral.
  • Understand the role of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Maintains close, effective communication with other team members, including child welfare agencies.
  • Contributes effectively and meaningfully to staff meeting / treatment team meeting process.
SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer, and a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
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