Kennedy Krieger Institute

LICENSED GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

US-MD-Baltimore
Department
FCI - Ctr for Child and Family Traumatic Stress
ID
3020
Pos. Category
Professional/Management - other
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
# of Hours
40

Overview

JOB ID  3020

 

 

The Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) is a primary therapist to children, their biological and/or foster families, and at-risk populations who live in out-of-home placement.  The LGPC utilizes information gained by the interdisciplinary evaluation services to develop and implement a treatment plan for the child and his/her family.

Responsibilities

1.  Provides weekly individual, family or group, psychotherapy services to children and their families.
2.  Attends interdisciplinary staffing to discuss and integrate evaluation information and to develop a comprehensive treatment plan responding to the psychological and social needs of the client/family.
3.  Collaborates with the referring agency, the local Department of Social Services, to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatment services in the development of the agency service plan for the child and the family.
4.  Collaborates with the school system to assure children are receiving appropriate educational services if indicated.
5.  Responds to the juvenile court system through written or oral progress reports when such is required in the juvenile court's development of a plan for the child and family.
6.  Participates in peer consultation groups and/or individual supervision for review of clinical work.
7.  Attends in-service clinical training programs, treatment planning meetings, and administrative meetings.
8.  Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
9.  Maintains medical record for each client seen including treatment plan and diagnostic interview at the initiation of therapy, weekly progress notes, periodic reviews, and termination summary.
10.  May participate in the field instruction program and supervise social work trainees when interest and capacity is demonstrated and may participate in community advocacy/ educational groups related to the needs of foster care children and their families.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

 

  • Required: Master’s degree in professional counseling or related field with a minimum of 60 graduate semester credit hours or 90 graduate quarter credit hours OR A doctoral degree with a minimum of 90 graduate semester credit hours or 135 graduate credit hours.
  • Must have national certification by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
  • Must be licensed in the State of Maryland by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists at the Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) level.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Prefer some experience related to providing services to children in the child welfare population with developmental and emotional disturbance.

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