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LEDA Virtual Job Fair


Employers interested in posting their job openings on the LEDA Virtual job fair (at no cost) can send job description, qualifications, and application method to LEDA's Director of Workforce Development by email.

In addition to posting your vacancies on LEDA's website, positions are also distributed to a network of workforce centers and educational institutions as appropriate.

Position: Mental Health Counselor (MHP)

  • Provide direct care to clients and may serve as the primary counselor to specified caseload under clinical supervision;
  • Provide individual supportive counseling, solution-focused interventions, emotional, behavioral management and problem behavior analysis with the client.
  • Participate in and utilizes strengths-based planning and treatments, that includes identifying strengths and needs, resources, natural supports and developing goals and objectives to address functional deficits associated with the client’s mental illness.
  • Serve as a resource person for other professionals and paraprofessional in their specific area of expertise;
  • Attend and participate in individual care conferences, treatment planning activities and discharge planning;
  • Function as the client's advocate in all treatment decisions affecting the client;
  • Prepare and write notes or other documents related to recovery (e.g assessment, progress note, treatment plans, etc.
  • Assist the client in developing social and interpersonal skills
  • Assist the client with developing daily living skills to improve self-management of the negative effect of psychiatric or emotional symptoms that interfere with a person's daily living
  • Contributing to the development of the client’s crisis contingency plan
  • Implement learned skills so that the client can remain in a natural community location and achieve developmentally appropriate functioning; and
  • Assist the client with effectively responding to or avoiding identified precursors or triggers that result in functional impairments.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Outpatient counseling is provided primarily in the community. Must be willing to travel to clients' homes as needed.

Customer Relations

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Active listening skills (paying attention to what others are saying, seek

           clarification on points, and asking appropriate questions;

  • Social perceptiveness (being aware of others’ reactions to conversations and conditions around them);
  • Critical thinking and good problem solving and decision-making abilities;
  • Positive professional caring attitude;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.


Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in one of the following: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Counseling degree.

Application Requirements:


Please send resume to [email protected] or fax to 337-442-6825. Candidates can also call office at 337-442-6823


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Resume Prep & Job Search Assistance

Click below to find more information on visiting the local Business & Career Solutions Center at 706 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA where staff can assist you with resume preparation assistance, job search assistance, and referrals to training and employment opportunities.


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