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Mental Health and Pregnancy/Adoption Counselor

Posted to website: October 2, 2018

Job Title: Mental Health and Pregnancy/Adoption Counselor

The Diocese of Covington Catholic Charities is seeking to hire a Counselor for our Mental Health and Pregnancy/Adoption Programs. The hours of this position are negotiable. A minimum of 24 hours (60% FTE) to 40 hours per week (100%FTE) depending on candidate and qualifications.

Overall Purpose:

Staff person performs all the duties of a Licensed Counselor for our general counseling practice serving individuals and families with a partial emphasis on pregnancy and adoption.

Educational and Experiential Criteria:

  • Master’s degree required plus three years related experience preferred.
  • Advanced licensure or certification indicating ability to practice independently or be within one year of that certification, such as LPCC or LCSW.
  • Experience with diverse populations including children, adults, couples, and families, those with mental illness and substance use disorders, life transitions, all income levels, various cultural backgrounds. In addition, interest in Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services strongly preferred.
  • Experience with DSM 5.
  • Performs all the duties of the independent therapist and demonstrates an ability to work independently other than with administrative oversight.
  • Participates in internal and external functions which advance the cause of human services at Catholic Charities and in the community including: advocacy, teaching, participation in planning processes, etc.
  • Practicing Roman Catholic.


  • Sessions will include assessment, case management, diagnose and therapy to children, families, and adults within the outpatient program; facilitate groups as appropriate.
  • Provide services to pregnant clients, their partners, and/or family including counseling, case management, parenting support, foster care coordination and supervision, referral and advocacy.
  • Clients referred through labor and delivery, although infrequent, may require on-call flexibility and teamwork to cover evenings or weekends.
  • Provide services to adoptive and prospective adoptive parents, adoptive home studies, placements and follow-up. Provide community education and training as well as networking with other agencies.
  • Assist clients in complying with our policies and procedures including but not limited to payment of fees.
  • Maintain the best practices in counseling through consultation and supervision provided by Catholic Charities and other available resources.
  • Keep all records current and in compliance with the quality assurance program and accreditation standards.
  • May require delivery of services off site at collaborating community agencies or schools.
  • Assist with functions that further Catholic Charities’ mission including public speaking at special events, on radio, video, community coalitions, etc.

We offer an excellent benefit package including: 3 weeks paid vacation (adjusted upwards for longevity), 14 holidays, 10 sick days, 2 personal days, single health insurance plan, defined benefit pension plan and be eligible to contribute to the 403b savings plan, long-term disability, life insurance, business travel mileage and reimbursement for approved expenses.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards for the position. Staff will be expected to perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Submit resume, including at least three references, along with cover letter and salary history by email to Stephen Koplyay, SPHR skoplyay@covdio.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Charities is an equal employment opportunity.

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