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Counselor I, The Supportive Counseling and Family Stabilization Program

​The Supportive Counseling and Family Stabilization Program (SCFS) provides supportive, clinical, and case management services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families.  The primary goal is to provide support, stability, and reduce stressors, to ensure that our clients have access to and successfully maintain their connection to primary health care.  The program’s core services include: 1.) weekly support groups to assist clients with developing ways of coping, building social and peer support, and relationship skills;   2.) individual supportive counseling on topics such as: disclosure issues, harm reduction skills building, and treatment adherence; and   3.) case management services to assist clients in reducing barriers to care, and coordinate care with other providers.

The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) provide individual and/or group counseling services to assist individuals and their families to achieve effective personal development and adjustment; and (2) counsel clients in dealing with such issues as: behavior, educational progress, family dynamics, mental and physical health, housing, personal finances, substance abuse, mental and/or physical trauma, etc.

The minimum qualification for this position is bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.W.) in social work, psychology, or a related field and three years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

Other requirements:

Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Highly motivated and works collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to work with people from many different racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Experience with HIV prevention and counseling is desirable.
Demonstrated ability in group facilitation and individual counseling is strongly preferred. 
Understanding of issues impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and families.​

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