Education and Experience: Requires Bachelors Degree from accredited school for mental health counseling, Masters Degree preferred in Social Work, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Clinical Psychology with more than three years of experience in either case. Bi-lingual in Portuguese, Spanish and or Haitian Creole preferred. Applicant is required to submit to full CORI check.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Strong clinical and communication skills are essential with working knowledge of community resources and agencies in relation to health, illness and disability.
Ability to meet and deal with the public effectively and appropriately; ability to handle problems and emergencies effectively; ability to operate a personal computer; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to deal appropriately with City employees, City officials and members of the general public. Must be comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic work environment that involves interacting effectively with various healthcare professionals, to develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families, and community providers. Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
Strong interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills both oral and written; proficient computer skills for all office software programs including word processing and spread sheet applications. Familiarity with Excel, Power Point and Microsoft office software and ability to learn QED and CAD police specific database systems is essential.