Start Date: ASAP

Applications accepted until position is filled

Organizational Mission, Vision, and Strategic Commitments

One in five children experience learning and attention challenges that limit their school success. For twenty-five years, Lee Pesky Learning Center has worked together with individuals, families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. Our vision is to create a pathway to learning for every child. We have positioned ourselves to positively impact learners throughout the country.

Position

The Counselor provides counseling services in the Clinical Department of Lee Pesky Learning Center. The Counselor works in cooperation with other Counselors, Clinical Services Director, and other staff members to support an integrated service delivery system for LPLC’s clients. This position also entails participation in research and other special projects as assigned. Leadership opportunities available dependent on licensure and experience.

Essential Attributes

  • Believes in our mission and works tirelessly to help accomplish it
  • Clearly communicates information
  • Adapts to different audiences, venues, and challenges
  • Attends to details and demonstrates organizational skills
  • Is self-aware, self-determined, strategic, and resilient
  • Contributes as part of a cohesive team

Responsibilities

Clinical/Professional:

  • Assess clients in the area of self-regulation (the ability to be connected, self-aware, self-determined, strategic, and resilient) with both standardized tests and informal or interview measures
  • Counsel clients individually and in groups – maintain full case load of 16-18 contact hours per week
  • Work with parents of underage clients to facilitate growth in clients
  • Maintain knowledge of current research and participate in ongoing professional development

Administrative/Other:

  • Work with Front Desk Office Assistant to ensure prompt intake and scheduling of counseling clients
  • Ensure accurate and timely billing of services delivered
  • Participate in research and other special projects as assigned by Clinical Services Director or Executive Director. These may range from file review and data entry to project coordination and preparation of case studies.

Essential Job Functions 

  • Deliver short-term, cognitive-behavioral therapy to individuals ages 5 to adult
  • Maintain accurate and timely progress and chart notes for clinical sessions and other contacts with clients
  • Score and interpret self-report measures of self-regulation
  • Maintain confidential records and files
  • Remain calm in emotionally-charged situations
  • Report to work promptly and regularly
  • Follow directions and work well with others
  • Work under the stress of deadlines
  • Concentrate on tasks to complete and perform accurately
  • React to change productively

Qualifications

Minimum education and experience required:

  • Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or related field and license-eligible in the State of Idaho
  • Experience working in an educational or clinical situation
  • Experience in interviewing clients; delivering short-term, cognitive-behavioral therapy; and interpreting self-report measures.

Knowledge of:

  • Child development
  • Learning disabilities
  • Counseling techniques, primarily cognitive-behavioral

Abilities:

  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable in both teamwork situations and working independently
  • Good problem-solving capabilities
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Read, interpret, apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with experience and skills
  • Employee medical benefits for full-time employment

To Apply

  1. Complete the Application for Employment
  2. Send these, a cover letter, and a resume to [email protected], or fax to 208-333-0888. Or mail to:

Matt Scott, Director of Operations
Lee Pesky Learning Center
3324 Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705