Masters Level Counselor, United Communities Southeast Philadelphia

Posted by on June 27, 2011

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia has an immediate opening for an experienced Masters Level Counselor for its Intensive Prevention Services program.

This is a full-time position and offers an excellent benefit package. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to and reference IPS in the subject line. EOE

Overview of Position/General Responsibilities
Intensive Prevention Services is a new prevention-oriented service, one in a continuum, supported by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. The purpose is to promote pro-social behavior for at-risk youth by providing a comprehensive set of services. The IPS Counselor will be part of a team serving up to 17 youth at any given time.

Conduct intake and assessment with particular focus on behavioral health issues
Provide individual and family counseling Facilitate group work sessions with youth
Conduct home visits
Refer, link and follow up with collateral agencies to ensure that youth and/or families are receiving necessary, specialized services
Maintain case files including case notes from individual and group sessions, needed documentation as well as entering data into DHS system as needed


MSW or Masters in related field
At least 4 years of direct and supervisory experience in child welfare, youth work or related area; group work experience a plus
Familiarity with family counseling and adolescent development
Ability to work with diverse population and to work as a member of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills.

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