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Mental Health Counselor

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Job Type
19 May 2023
Mental Health Counselor
Are you a Registered Mental Health Counseling or Clinical Social Work Intern passionate about working with at-risk youth?
Do you view yourself as an agent of change committed to helping people transform their life outcomes, not just a practitioner providing services?
Are you searching for a role that prioritizes quality care with a low caseload rather than maximizing billable hours?
Are you seeking a professional setting that is outdoors, dynamic, and includes international travel?
You may be reading the description of your dream job.
Position Summary
The Residential Counselor serves 12 youth living in SailFuture's two residential foster care homes.
You'll provide our kiddos with individual and family therapy, group counseling, and Sunday adventure therapy sessions.
You will also provide overall support to the houses through twice weekly family dinners and other activities.
Finally, you will lead the mental health curriculum during international sailing expeditions, flying in and out ports while students sail from Florida to Nova Scotia and Florida to Trinidad and Tobago.
This is a salaried position with a 45-hour work week and is not eligible for overtime pay.
Traditional Responsibilities:

Coordinate all therapeutic services for all youth in residential care and independent living program
Work in partnership with psychiatrist to monitor and coordinate medication management for all youth in residential care
Provide therapeutic house support up to twenty hours per week
Provide 1:1 therapeutic services to up to 20 youth per week (1-hour session)
6 youth in Waterfront House
6 youth in White House
Up to 4 youth in Independent Living Program

Develop treatment plans in partnership with Residential Change Agents, Program Director, Case Manager, and other stakeholders
Provide in-depth assessments to all youth who enter the SailFuture home
Provide assessments to all youth at-risk who present self-harming or homicidal behaviors
Create initial and master treatment plans and lead 30-day treatment team meetings and 6-month treatment plan reviews
Provide training and youth-specific feedback to staff across all teams
Coordinate and process medicaid billing for BHOS (Codes: H2020-HA, H0031-HO, H0032, H0032 - TS)

Non-Traditional Responsibilities:

Live in Group Home for the first 3 weeks of employment as part of training to learn the culture and systems of the SailFuture residential model
Participate in week-long domestic and international sailing expeditions up to 8 times per year (living on the boat and working alongside youth during these experiences)
Be a fully integrated team player across all areas of the SailFuture continuum (sailing, school, job training, residential, and mental health)


Master's Degree, or higher, from an Accredited College or University in related field
Active Florida Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or Registered Intern
Team player committed to doing whatever it takes for youth in their care
Experience working with at-risk youth, specifically teenagers
Excellent communicator and problem solver
Passion for adventure
Sailing experience a plus, but not required


$250 monthly health insurance contribution
401k with up to 6% employer match
10 days PTO per year (accrual based)
Work cell phone
Work laptop

Job Type: Part-time
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  • Job Reference: 1010175294-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: SailFuture
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent