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Since 1971, the Department of Counseling has graduated and placed more than 750 outstanding counselors now working in a wide range of counseling settings throughout the world. Graduates from the Department work in diverse environments, including schools, community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, hospitals, private practice, and federal, state, and local government agencies. Specialty areas are also diverse and include play therapy, addictions counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and functional behavioral assessment, as well as individual, family, couples, and group counseling. In addition to traditional counseling roles, graduates also use their skills to work as educators, researchers, consultants, and advocates.


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[Please note: These postings are included as a service to our graduates and the communities they serve.  By posting these job vacancies, the Department of Counseling is not endorsing the positions, agencies, or other entities.  Interested persons should contact the person/group shown in the posting.  Please do not contact the Department of Counseling regarding for information on specific listings.]

Olathe, Kansas:  Team leader, Deaf Services Program (posted 12/17/14)

Johnson County Mental Health Department is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of team leader for their Deaf Services program. The team leader will provide administrative and clinical supervision to a team that provides a range of community and office based services with Deaf adults and some children experiencing severe mental illness. The focus is on recovery primarily utilizing the Strengths Based Case Management model of practice.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge regarding community-based services, supervision of staff, Deaf culture, ASL fluency, plus strong organizational and leadership skills. Job duties include:
· Provides clinical supervision of Supported Housing staff, Case Managers and Clinicians.
· Responds to clinical needs of the Adult Services program. Responds to crises on team as well as crises on other teams when needed; conducts various assessments and screenings as needed.
· Provides information to people seeking services. Coordinates with internal and external providers and family members, facilitating coordination of care.
· Ensures that documentation complies with Center and State guidelines; oversees team documentation and provide training to team.
· Ensures evidenced-based practices follow center protocols and meet expected standards.
· Participates in the planning, management, and administration of the Adult Services program and participates in leadership roles within the agency as a whole.
· Participates in the hiring process for staff on the team; reviews and approves leave requests of employees; and provides or secures coverage for staff when on unexpected leave as necessary.

Requirements: Fluent in American Sign Language; Kansas licensure at the Master's level (e.g. LSCSW, LMSW, LPC, LCPC, LMLP, LCP, LCMFT) is required along with one year of supervisory experience and three years of clinical experience working with adults. Kansas licensure at the Clinical level and one year of experience working in a community based services environment preferred. A good driving record is required.

The Johnson County Mental Health Department is part of the Johnson County Government (jocogov.org).  

Interested candidates should apply online: http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-resources/career-opportunities/career-information.

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