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Licensed Counselor, Well-Being Institute

The Licensed Counselor (LCSW, LMSW, LMHC) of the newly createdLGBTQ+ Well-Being Institute (WBI) is responsible for providing directindividual short-term and group counseling with a focus on youth, older adults,people of color and those of transgender/GNC experience. The Counselor reports to the Director of the Well-BeingInstitute and is responsible for supporting them in the day-to-dayadministrative work of the WBI. TheCounselor will work with the Center’s LGBTQ+ youthprogram and LGBTQ+ older adult activities and services as they relate tomental health and wellness programing and collaborate with the Director in theplanning and implementation of Wellness and Education programming for the WBI. The Counselor will provide outreach andeducation to community organizations and agencies.

Job responsibilities:

· Provide confidential short-term, solution-focusedcounseling for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and families with a focus on youth,older adults, people of color and those of transgender/GNC experience as thetarget populations

· Plan and facilitate group counseling in cyclesof 8-12 sessions

· In collaboration with the Director, developand implement the WBI’s education, health, and wellness programming with afocus on youth, older adults and those of transgender/GNC experience

· Provide training and support to volunteergroup leaders at the Center

· Conduct outreach and training to variouscommunity agencies and organizations

· Collaborate with the Director on creating an LGBTQ+informed/affirming mental health practitioner directory

· Assist the Director in research and conductingfocus groups to inform WBI programming

· Initiate, maintain, and update accurate clientreferral reports, case notes, files, assessment forms, statistics and otherinformation, as required, utilizing WBI’s EHR system

· Track, maintain and report internalstatistics on programs, events and activities related to the WBI

· Attend training courses,workshops, etc. as related to job requirements

· Build working relationshipswith community organizations and resources

· Represent the WBI and Center in variouscommunity settings including committees, boards and meetings, as needed

· Attend and participate in various Centerrelated activities and events including LGBTQ+ Pride, and other large-scaleevents

· Periodically host the Center’s weekly radioprogram, Out Radio

· Other job duties as assignedby the Director

Job Qualifications:

· Advanced clinical degree with professional NewYork State License required (eg. LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, Psychologist)

· Ability to use various theoretical frameworks inrelation to individual/group needs

· Ability to work flexibly with LGBTQ+ individualswho are navigating complex social, economic, and healthcare issues

· Minimum of two years’ experience in providing supervised individualand group counselling

· Strong understanding of uniquesocietal factors and barriers to care faced by LGBTQ+ communities

· Knowledge and awareness of communityresources

· Experience working with LGBTQ+ youth, olderadults, people of color and those of transgender experience preferred

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong assessment skills andproven ability to assess risk

· Training, knowledge anddemonstrated ability/competence in crisis theory and crisis intervention

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively withpeople of color, diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, those who identifyas a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities

· Experience working withvolunteers, preferably volunteer management or supervision

· Written and verbal fluency in Spanish,preferred

· Strong written and communication skills

Contact:

Send a résumé and cover letter to Signy Furiya at s.furiya@lgbtqcenter.org.  We are looking for an immediate hire so applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ CommunityCenter is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage applications from peopleof color, diverse cultural backgrounds, those who identify as a part of theLGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities.