Juvenile Justice Clinical Counselor

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



40 East Adams Street
Suite 320
United States


General Statement of Job: 

This position empowers clients by identifying needs, providing emotional support and therapeutic interventions to assist in resolution. With supervision, the counselor will provide individual and family therapy, complete assessments, observations and individualized behavioral planning, while implementing interventions specific to the client’s needs. The population being served is juveniles aged 12-17 under the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Grant. The position requires that the counselor be mobile within the community he/she serves. The clients have involvement with the juvenile justice system and the primary goal is to decrease mental health symptoms and recidivism by providing clients with the skills and solutions to take successful control over their lives, improve decision making skills, increase meaningful relationships and positive activities, as well as become future goal orientated. 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Provide therapeutic service to the clients per program policies and procedures and in locations (home, school and/or office) as specified by supervisor 
  • Provide individual and family counseling services as needed                                  
  • Seek direct supervision from on sight clinical supervisor                                       
  • Maintain a clinical case load
  • Collaborate with the State Attorney’s office, Public Defender’s Office, Probation Officers, school administration and teachers, Psychiatrist, Care Coordinators, etc.
  • Attend appropriate meetings (Court, IEP/504/MTSS, Task Force Committee)                               
  • Participate in weekly supervision and in-service trainings/education as determined by supervisor
  • Keep all client records and paper work current and up-to-date (ETO and SAMIS)
  • Successfully meet productivity goals to contribute to program outcomes and results
  • Other duties as assigned            

Essential Skills:                                              

Where required, maintain current licensure and receive a minimum of 30 CEU's per biennium. Must be able to develop rapport with clients, assess presenting problems, develop treatment and goals, process issues presented and provide case closure specific to the needs of the practice location and population. Word processing skills and proficiency in use of office applications commonly used by peers and support staff. Must be able to communicate and document using Microsoft Windows and Outlook programs.


  • Master’s Degree in the field of counseling, social work or psychology and SW, MHC, or MFT.
  • Registered Intern, LMHC, LMFT or LCSW eligible
  • Baker Act and therapeutic intervention training crisis intervention skills (PTSDand disaster response training)
  • Individual, family and child therapies and practice approaches.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to: hr@familyfoundations.org.