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Counselor - Aging and Family Services

THE CITY

The City of Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing in Money

Magazines top 50 Best Places to Live 2016 in the country, and ranking 4th on the Most Family Friendly list of California

cities by Estately. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green

technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly

diverse population of 229,324 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs 901 regular employees and has a total annual

budget of $289.4 million with $183.1 million general fund.

Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual

respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a

difference through public service.

THE DEPARTMENT

Fremonts Human Services Department is nationally and internationally recognized for its innovation and effective programs. The

Department works to sustain the Citys social service infrastructure which promotes a healthy and safe environment for all

residents. The Department also directly offers services to residents throughout their life course from infants to elders. Services

offered to families are designed to help them become or remain self-sufficient. The Aging and Family Services (AFS) Division is

committed to meeting the needs of a growing senior population and providing a continuum of services to help elders remain

independent, safe and in their own homes.

THE POSITION

The Counselor will be an integral member of the Aging and Family Services Divisions Mobile Mental Health Team. The team offers

outpatient mental health services to homebound elders in their place of residence. In collaboration with a clinical supervisor,

psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse and AFS case managers, the Counselor will provide wrap around services to seniors and their

families. The incumbent will interact with seniors and their families by conducting in-home assessments (DSM 5) and reassessments

to develop thoughtful and creative care plans. In addition, the Counselor will provide counseling services to seniors with mental

illness and guidance to family members caring for them.

QUALIFICATIONS

Masters degree in Psychology, Social Welfare, or a related field, and two years of progressively responsible experience providing

counseling services.

In addition, the ideal candidate will be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or licensed psychologist, and have the ability to bill

MediCal, MediCare, and private pay insurance.

TO APPLY

To view the complete job announcement and application instructions, visit fremont.gov
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