Licensed Professional Counselor

Her Song

The Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) holds a state license as a counselor or social worker (LPC) with experience and demonstrable skills in using evidence-based practices to effectively counsel persons with histories of trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and co-occuring disorders.
The Licensed Professional Counselor is part of a multidisciplinary team providing support, referrals, and resources to survivors of human trafficking. Under the direction of the Residential Manager, the LPC is responsible for facilitating survivor care through needs assessments, goal setting, and service linkage. The LPC works directly with the Her Song team to ensure all services are trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, post- traumatic growth-focused, empowerment-driven, and strengths-based.

● Completes intakes. Assessments, screenings, and histories to establish baseline of mental health care for all residential clients.
● Creates and manages treatment plans for each resident.
● Oversees and stewards the mental health and wellbeing of all residents through regularly scheduled counseling sessions
● Provides impromptu counseling, crisis intervention and de-escalation as needed
● Leads trainings a weekly basis.
● Coordinate services that assist the client in becoming more independent and maintaining or attaining the highest level of physical, mental, and psychosocial wellbeing
● Ensure effective and efficient client care through the following activities:
○ Initiating and transitioning services
○ Increasing or decreasing services
○ Assessing client needs in a comprehensive manner
○ Planning and arranging for appropriate services
○ Identifying gaps between needs and services
● Assist client in moving from deficit focus to cultivating and utilizing strengths and resilience in the face of challenges
● Investigate community resources
● Develop a network with other agencies to assist clients in obtaining needed services
● Create a foundation to build a case management plan. Assess client for needs, strengths, challenges, and resilience.
● Collaborate with the client and residential team to create a case management plan for growth and development
● Partner with the client in their journey to attain economic independence and build toward self- sufficiency
● Maintain accurate records in case management software system”
● Schedule regular review meetings with the client and multidisciplinary team to monitor the client’s progress and make necessary adjustments to case management plan
● Prepare for transitions and link to follow-up services, when possible.

• Minimum of a Master’s in counseling or social work from an accredited college.
• Holds an LPC license and a minimum of 5 years of experience in individual and group counseling with traumatized individuals/abuse, substance abuse, victims of crime, women in crisis, at-risk youth, domestic violence or similar population
• Skilled in leading effective educational and recovery groups
• Lead Chattanooga branch to use best practices in trauma responsive programming
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field
• Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Highly trainable, flexible, and has knowledge of trauma, addiction, and human trafficking
• Basic knowledge of formal and informal community resources needed to coordinate client services

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