Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center – Mental Health Professional

Posted Aug 11, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Aug 19, 2022


Purpose of Position

The Mental Health Professional works as part of a team within Model Programming to provide girl-centered mental health individual and group counseling and care management to girls, young women, and individuals who identify as girls/young women, who are involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system or are at risk for justice-system involvement. In alignment with the Policy Center mission, the mental health professional uses their experiences with the girls to inform the research and advocacy departments as to patterns, themes and trends related to providing girl centered care.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential Functions • Prepare, facilitate, and document SAVVY Sister and Diversion groups • Work as part of a team to develop purposeful connections with girls and their families/caregivers • Provide mental health counseling and support to individuals, families and groups • Provide incarceration alternatives to judges, state attorney and JPO’s • Inform research and strategic advocacy agendas by elevating girls’ voices and stories to Policy Center leadership • Identify girls’ individual needs and refer to appropriate community resources • Travel throughout Duval, Clay, Baker, Nassau, and St. John’s Counties to provide services in homes, schools, detention facilities, community agencies, and other locations as needed • Advocate for girls’ needs alongside and/or on behalf of girls and their families in courts, schools, and other systems • Build collaborative relationships with community providers and officials who impact the lives of girls • Provide compassionate access to girls and families in times of crisis • Document interventions as required by internal policies & procedures to comply with HIPAA and contractual demands and to meet research needs • Participate in DBWPC and Programming Team staff meetings and decision-making processes Secondary Functions • Supervise volunteer interns • Provide training/technical assistance for community partners • Support DBWPC programs and events • Provide assistance and support for other Girl Matters: Continuity of Care Model Program components, as needed and appropriate Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions listed above.


Organizational: • Understanding of Girl-Centered Principles – Understands girl-centered principles and is willing to grow in knowledge of these principles • Growth-Mindset – Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embraces reflective practice • Solution-Oriented – Brings possible solutions when presenting obstacles or challenges to supervisor • Collaborative – Seeks input and buy-in from girls, colleagues, and external partners, as appropriate Individual: • Counseling and Support Skills - • Experience providing trauma-informed counseling and healing-centered engagement • Knowledge of resources available to girls and families in Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns, and Baker counties; or demonstrated ability to develop resource networks • Documentation – demonstrated ability to document interventions appropriately and on deadline

Education and Experience

Required Education and Experience • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related field • Individual must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor or Clinical Social Worker • Professional experience in education, child welfare, social service, and/or juvenile justice • Minimum of 4 years working with girls

Salary/Salary Range

$42,000 - $45,000


Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center


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