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HER Village Foundation, LLC is a new private practice seeking to hire three Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)/Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ASC), and four Master Level Counselors. Applicants must be meet the requirements established by the Georgia Composite Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists. 


Qualifications:

1. Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license in the State of Georgia.
2. Applicant must have compleed the specialized clinical supervision training requirements and be awared the ACS credential.
The ACS must be willing to provide supervision to Master level students in a three year residency program to assist in their ability to meet licensure requirements towards full licensure.
3. Applicants should have received and completed training in Telemental Health or be willing to complete the training within 3-months of hire.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and competence of major theories of counseling, psychopathology, and diagnosis.
5. Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the development of treatment plans, comprehensive safety plans, and level-A assessments.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of and a desire to counsel multicultural and diverse populations.

Master Level Applicants:
1. Must have a Master's degree from a CACREP accredited institution.
2. The Masters MUST be in counseling or social work.
3. Must be eligible for the NCE and associate license for counseling (LAPC) or social work (LMSW) within 3 months of hire.


Duties/Responsibilites:
1. Provide individual, family, couples, and group counseling to clients.
2. Complete the initial intake, MSE (if applicable), and other relevant assessments for clients.
3. Utilize interventions consistent with the therapeutic modality and treatment plan developed.
4. Rotate being on call with their being a primary on-call staff and secondary. On-call for weekends will be Friday beginning at 5:00pm-Monday at 9:00am.
5. Attend all court or other mandated proceedings should a subpoena be given on behalf of their clients.
6. Complete all documentation and billing within 24-48 hours of services provided to their clients.
7. Attend/Participate in marketing events for prospective clients and partnerships as necessary.
*8. Master level students must maintain a caseload of a minimum of 7-10 hours per week and participate in bi-weekly group supervision for hours towards licensure.

Benefits
1. Full professional liability coverage provided by the company.
2. Supervision/Consultation.
3. Assistance with fees for continuing education credits per state requirements.
4. Competitive Wages.
5. Flexible schedule.
6. Opportunities to faciliate trainings/webinars.
7. Expansion of office within the next year.
8. Presence of a family oriented and family centered environment for staff and colleagues.
9. An opportunity to exercise skills and incorporate strengths in enhancing the company and advancing to higher positions as the company grows.

All interested applications MUST forward their resume to hervillagefoundation@hervillageest2018.org.
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Dr. Russ Sabella, Professor in the Department of Counseling, working with the Naples Park Elementary 5th grade students today about cyber-safety before they spend even more time online this summer. Check out his resources at https://www.guardingkids.com/ #scchat #edchat #counseling #cybersafety

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Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers, Florida is hiring a School Counselor beginning July/August 2019.  See here for details: https://dioceseofvenice.org/job/school-counselor/
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Dr. Sabella and FGCU Alum Lemy Chatelier, FGCU Department of Counseling, are featured in this story. Source: WINK

With only a few weeks left in school, many educators will have more time on their hands. WINK News helps you break down how you can make some extra cash using your talents outside the classroom.
Lemy Chatelier is a school counselor at Palmetto Ridge High School, but over the summer he is a DJ to make himself some extra cash.
They hear here and there and they are like oh my goodness, my school counselor’s a DJ, I can’t believe it…it’s something you don’t hear every day,” said Chatelier.
Side hustles like this are not uncommon when it comes to school faculty over the summer time.

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Salt Lake City School District announced they would be doubling the number of school counselors in their elementary schools, a move that decisively says: a counselor is worth the investment.

Other districts are following suit as well, increasing their numbers of counselors and social workers to care for the emotional and social health of their students. So how exactly do these professionals accomplish that?

Read more: https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/what-role-do-counselors-and-social-workers-play-in-schools-/1999672139

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Join ASGW in Puerto Rico January 30-February 1, 2020
Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Groups Work! Lighting Trails of Hope after the Storm
Grupos: Iluminando senderos de esperanza tras la tormenta

Hurricane Maria, the Category 4 storm that devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017, flooded the streets, collapsed homes and left the entire territory without power.  It is estimated to have resulted in up to 5,000 fatalities in its aftermath.  Maria caused the longest blackout in U.S. history, leaving the entire island of 3.3 million people without power, including those in hospitals and nursing homes who relied on respirators. Almost two years later, the recovery is halting and rebuilding continues. 

The mental health impacts of this long lasting disaster and its daily assaults and stressors cannot be overestimated. Young children start crying when it rains because they are afraid it will never stop. The rates of depression and anxiety have skyrocketed. The suicide hotlines have seen a 230% increase. The island desperately needs trauma-informed care and assistance, not just for the people directly affected, but also for those who have been working tirelessly to rebuild.

ASGW, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, celebrates the power of groups to help and to rebuild by holding the biennial conference in Puerto Rico on January 30 to February 1, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort. It is the first national counseling association to hold a conference in Puerto Rico and this has never been a better time to do so. In addition to innovative learning opportunities group work practices, the conference is designed to include a service component to offer mental health and wellness services in a local school. Further, the conference will provide opportunities for local group workers to access the conference resources free or at a greatly reduced rate. Participants will have other opportunities to assist by donating to reputable organizations, purchasing local arts and crafts, and infusing funds into the local economy by simply showing up. 

Call for Program Reviewers

ASGW is looking for individuals willing to serve as program reviewers for its upcoming national conference.Expectations include: (1) ability to review and provide feedback for up to 15-20 conference proposals; (2) a professional identity as a group worker; and (3) an openness toward cultural inclusion.  All proposals will be distributed by August 15, 2019, and reviews will be due by September 15, 2019.  Reviewers who meet the above deadlines will have their names listed in the conference program.
Those interested should complete the reviewer application found here by May 31, 2019.

Call for Presenters

Interested in presenting or know someone who is?  The Call for Proposals for presentations will be from May 1 to August 1, with encouragement of proposals focusing on the themes of LatinX issues, disaster mental health, and the power of groups to rebuild community. Click here to submit a proposal.

Register and come join us as we join our efforts with the community.


Instagram: #asgwsocial Facebook: @asgwsocial
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Proposals for the 75-minute breakout sessions must be received by midnight on June 3, 2019.  Submit your proposal at http://bit.ly/2H7oUug

FSCA is seeking proposals promoting evidence-based programs that highlight the latest techniques and practices in school counseling to improve students’ academic, college and career readiness, and social-emotional development.


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Date And Time
Fri, Jul 19, 2019, 8:00 AM –
Sat, Jul 20, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

Wyndham Orlando Resort International
8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Key Note Presenter: Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S

Friday: Creative Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S

This workshop will cover how children with disruptive behaviors see the world and why traditional treatment approaches are ineffective with this population. Participants will learn hands-on, practical play therapy techniques that will help these children accept responsibility, lower defensiveness, and increase feelings of competency and success.

Saturday Key Note: Too Cool To Play? Creative Interventions for Adolescents, Scott Riviere, MS, LPC, RPT-S

This workshop will cover many innovative play therapy techniques that the practitioner can utilize immediately. Participants will explore the use of electronic media, social networking, creative art, music, and other experiential activities that help engage adolescents in the healing process. Special attention will be given to working with resistant adolescents and how traumatic experiences can shape their personalities.

More information:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fapt-2019-annual-conference-tickets-60350645405

The Florida Association for Play Therapy (FAPT) is an approved provider for the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 02-115. Play therapy credit will not be awarded to non-mental health professionals. FAPT is approved by the Florida Department of Health under FL Statute 491 to offer continuing education for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors. Provider Number BAP-50-10520 expires 03/31/2021. FAPT is approved by the Florida Department of Health under FL Statute 490 to offer continuing education for Psychologists. Provider Number BAP-50-10520 expires 05/31/2020.
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