Services for the blind and visually impaired

Employment Opportunities

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The Tampa Lighthouse f/t Blind is an Affirmative Action EEO Employer. Programs associated with this position are sponsored by Division of Blind Services (State of Fla., Dept. of Educ.), United Way Suncoast and Central Florida, and local government contracts.

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Current Employment Opportunities

JOB TITLE: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

DATE ADVERTISED: August 15, 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL UNITS: Winter Haven office

Starting Pay: Based on degree and experience  Status: Part-time, 20 hours/week

REPORTS TO: Rehabilitation Services Manager  SUPERVISES: N/A

JOB SUMMARY: Conducts pre and post assessment of mental health needs of clients/patients that are referred for counseling, focusing on adjustment to blindness/visual impairment. Devises service plan and provides up to 8 weeks of individual therapy and 6 weeks group counseling each class session. Refers to outside therapists if more sessions needed or outside the scope of service. Serves Polk and Hardee Counties.

MAJOR DUTIES: Prepares intake screening interviews, psychosocial assessments and diagnostic formulations for use in treatment, discharge planning, and Level of Care (LOC) considerations, focusing on adjustment to blindness or visual impairment. Confers with patients (and family/other supports) to formulate treatment and follow-up planning. Participates in case management with other members of the rehabilitation team to coordinate treatment and discharge plans, level of care determination, and community referrals. Enter reports daily in agency database. Provides individual and group therapy for patients in order to achieve identified therapeutic goals regarding adjustment to blindness or visual impairment combined with other applicable mental health issues. Confers with Case Manager to determine patient’s transportation resources and access to the following: stable housing, medications, aftercare appointments, support groups, and employment if applicable. Confers with referral source to provide information intended to facilitate the best outcome for the patient. Maintains a referral source database including outpatient psychiatrists, other psychotherapists, substance abuse services, and other providers for needed continuation of care that will contribute toward a favorable outcome. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling required. Florida license in any of the above required. Minimum of three years of mental health and/or family counseling required. Must have access to reliable transportation. Must demonstrate an advanced level of psychosocial and crisis intervention assessments and services, knowledge and expertise in the use of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) 5, established standards of professional and ethical practice, and Florida Mental Health statutes. Must pass a Level 2 background check, initially and every five years thereafter.

How to apply: Submit a completed application form (available online: www.tampalighthouse.org) supplemented by resume to: John Jerome, Human Resources Manager, Tampa Lighthouse f/t Blind, 1106 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606; PHONE (813) 251-2407, FAX (813) 254-4305, or EMAIL HRMgr@tampalighthouse.org