Family Counselor Job Description

Family Counselor Job Description

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Family counselor provides individual, group, couples and/or family therapy to clients using a brief, solution focused approach to behavioral health problems.

Family Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective family counselor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included family counselor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

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Treats psychological, behavioral and mental issues related to families or marriage
Provides counsel to individuals, couples and families who experience problems and conflicts in their interpersonal relationships
Provides guidance and mediation to help address issued within a family unit
Complies with state-approved Code of Ethics of the Counseling profession and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies and local, state and federal regulations
Keeps current on school district policy and local, state and federal statutory requirements and practices in accordance
Performs other tasks related to their area of responsibilities as requested or assigned by an immediate supervisor
Non-Counseling duties should not exceed 5% of the school counselor’s contract time
Holds self-accountable for prospecting a minimum of 1-2 hours each day
Obtains referrals from families served by the location

Family Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Family Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the family counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science, Child Development, Human Behavior, Human Development, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Guidance, Social Services, Marriage and Family Therapy

Skills for Family Counselor

Desired skills for family counselor include:

12 Step Program
Family systems and dynamics
Group dynamics
Group interaction
Skill in group facilitation
Staying disease focused and prompting the group to work with each other
Brief therapy and solution-focused child and youth counseling methods
Community resources
12 Step Program Preferred
Brief therapy and solution-focused counseling methods

Desired experience for family counselor includes:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and Outlook
Practices and applies ethical standards and principles of the therapy/counseling profession in accordance with the ASCA and ACA Ethical Standards for Counselors.Advocates responsibly for school board policy, and local, state and federal statutory requirements that are in the best interest of students
Two years’ experience in a public school setting and in Brief Family/Strategic Counseling and/or Solution Focused Therapy strategies or other family centered counseling modalities
Possess group facilitation skills
Ability to deal effectively, tactfully, and professionally with others
Ability to work collaboratively with other school mental health service providers

Family Counselor Examples

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Family Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a family counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for family counselor
  • Candidate will be a SME within their field of expertise
  • Builds at-need charts
  • Verifies at-need files before sent for verification
  • Performs blind checks
  • Follows up with memorial renderings, processes and timelines
  • Notifies families when flowers are placed
  • Sets Arrangement Continuation Appointments
  • Designs memorials
  • Serves at-need cemetery families that currently own property
  • Sets follow-up visits at the at-need arrangement conference
Qualifications for family counselor
  • High school equivalency and 1-2 years of college or an equivalent of education and experience
  • 1-2 years of customer service or sales industry experience preferred
  • Must be able to pass the Company’s internal presentation certification within thirty days of hire
  • Ability to work a number of evenings and or weekends every month
  • Ability to drive frequently
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an insurance license if required by state/province
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Family Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a family counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for family counselor
  • Meets with funeral home at-need families
  • Identifies problem areas and makes suggestions and recommendations to resolve problems or enhance development.Assists with recommendations based on clinical considerations, financial feasibility and existing resources.Assists with training and consultation to potential referral sources
  • Ability to locate and activate family resources.Maintains consistent contact with Children and Youth Services and other referral sources and provides regular feedback to referral sources regarding services provided.Provides and maintains the required units of service as determined by the Executive Director.Available for crisis situations as necessary and provides back-up services to other team members
  • Assists with planning, development and implementation of new programs consistent with the changing treatment environment and the agency's strategic imperatives.Assists with new programs or changes in existing programs based on current or projected community needs.Assists with recommendations based on individual client needs, enabling them to access the most appropriate level of care for their situation
  • Maintains client confidentially
  • Maintains working knowledge of assigned families in the county, and oversees case management activities.Provides intake, assessment, home visits and service coordination for clients referred to the program from CYS case workers.Follows established procedures of the program.Prepares client assessments by interviewing client and family
Qualifications for family counselor
  • Ability to treat others with empathy and respect
  • Knowledge of computers and some software
  • CHW Certification
  • 1 year minimum experience as a Family Planning Counselor
  • Familiar with F PACT and Presumptive Eligibility
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Family Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a family counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for family counselor
  • Customer service skills#SCI
  • Master’s Degree counseling psychology, community counseling or social work with 10+ years of experience
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret with polygraph clearance (18-24 month process)
  • Current Licensure or ability to obtain license in the state of Virginia to practice at an independent level
  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI polygraph strongly preferred
  • IDIDS00070
Qualifications for family counselor
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  • Management LevelManagement Level11 Individual Contributor
  • Job FamilyJob FamilySales Counselor
  • Job CategoryJob CategoryInside Sales
  • Job ClassificationsJob Classifications21 - Individual Contributor - Sales (Expenditure Authority)
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Family Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of family counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for family counselor
  • Experience in an outbound consultative sales role preferred
  • Commitment to a schedule within the hours from 8am to 10pm EST Monday-Friday, during non-peak
  • Commitment to working overtime during peak season, July-September
  • Prior experience in a phone queue a plus
  • Possess a high degree of attention to detail and be able to multitask effectively
  • Ability to follow explicit instructions consistently but is also able to exercise good judgment when making work-related decisions
Qualifications for family counselor
  • SCI
  • Ability to communicate effectively with associates, contractor personnel and client families
  • Ability to resolve routine problems promptly and effectively
  • Ability to adapt to change in priorities
  • Senior-level relationship management support to partner schools for enrollment and academic placement, including collaboration on enrollment strategy
  • Dedicated single-point-of-contact non-academic support for families in the Family Enrollment Counselor program from their initial interest in our program through enrollment

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