Counselor I - PRN (STAR Program)

Company: BCFS ( Learn More )

General Information
US-TX-San Antonio
Graduate Degree
Per Diem
Not Specified
Not Specified
Job Description

Bilingual Preference: English / Spanish

Critical Action Items:

  1. Assess clients' needs and provide crisis intervention, ongoing counseling for youth and families, group counseling, and referrals to community resources.
  2. Develop action plans for families that address parenting skills and youth coping skills using Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
  3. Conduct universal child abuse prevention (UCAP) events in the Bexar County community.

Measurable Deliverables:

  1. Compile and analyze intake and referral information to make an assessment of families' needs and appropriateness for STAR.
  2. Offer individual, family, and group counseling to assigned families, as is appropriate.
  3. Teach skills in conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, etc., as needed.
  4. Develop, monitor, and review with families an action plan designed to increase strengths, address needs, and reduce conflict in the home.
  5. Complete all file and program documentation, including data entry, accurately and on time.
  6. Help families locate community resources to meet additional needs.
  7. Prepare presentations, trainings and facilitate groups that address topics related to child abuse prevention for community agencies, schools, parents, and youth.
  8. Participate in resource fairs in the community to provide STAR outreach and UCAP information.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain own schedule of office visits, in-home visits and UCAP events.
  2. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings and case consultations.
  3. Respond promptly and professionally to all after-hours crisis calls, regardless of time of call.
  4. Perform crisis intervention techniques to ensure that youths remain in, or return to, their home and that all family members are safe.
  5. Assist with emergency shelter placements when determined appropriate, or help families find respite care with families, friends, or in other out of home placement.
  6. Other job duties as assigned.


  1. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills.
  3. Possess sensitivity to the service population's cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
  4. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality with clients and staff.
  6. Ability to work under minimum supervision. Exercise patience, initiative, and judgment.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, staff, and the public.
  8. Report any suspected abuse or neglect to the STAR Program Director and all appropriate state and county enforcement agencies.
  9. Valid Texas Driver's license with a clear driving record.
  10. Must pass background check.
  11. Be available to provide support to the Emergency Services Division for disaster response.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Job RequirementsBachelor's degree in Counseling or other related field is required.  At least two (2) years of experience providing services to families and youth is required.