Mental Health School Based Therapist - Wrap Around

General Summary of Duties: The Therapist functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to plan, develop, coordinate, and provide behavioral health support to referred clients.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Provide direct services such as individual, group, and family counseling, trauma support, crisis intervention, and case management to assigned clients.
  • Provide voluntary family, individual, and group counseling as indicated depending on the needs of the student. Provide these services in the community, the home, or at school, depending upon the client and family's needs.
  • Participate in interventions to address school expectations, including chronic absenteeism. Identify issues that impede the students academic, social and emotional success and assist in creating plans that address these issues.
  • Assist client in identifying and building natural supports. Plan and schedule regular client-centered team meetings with clients and supports present.
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the treatment team.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
  • Partner with the families of students enrolled in the program as necessary. Help families learn skills to assist the student outside of school, build a stronger relationship with the school system, and access appropriate resources for their student. This may include conducting family meetings, providing outreach to family homes, coordinating with other systems, or helping connect the family with additional resources or services.
  • Educate and support clients families and advocate for clients rights and preferences. Consult with families and community agencies such as DSHS, court systems, housing authorities, etc., to maintain coordination in the treatment process.
  • Meet with referred students to assess needs and make appropriate referrals as needed including but not limited to primary care doctor, outpatient mental health counseling, wraparound intensive services, and substance abuse treatment.
  • Participate in providing information to clients on substance use issues such as the effect on mental and physical health and daily functioning. Coordinate referrals and treatment options with school and community resources
  • Assist clients with gaining resources and education to support their autonomy and basic needs.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.


KMHS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against people regardless of age, genetic information, national origin, race/color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, or veteran status. KMHS envisions an anti-racist, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative community in which all can feel welcome.

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: Masters Degree in Psychology, social services, or behavioral health.

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.

Capacity to work well with children and families.

LICENSURE: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration.

Ability to become CANS certified within first 30 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE: Educational or classroom management experience preferred.

Child Mental Health Specialist qualification preferred.