School Based Therapist

Description

School BasedTherapist -$3000 hiring bonus available -Full Time
Hiring Range: $29.58/hr- $36.97/hr.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO, 2 mental health days and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Company paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability
  • Student loan payment assistance and extensive training
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative


The

School-Based Therapist provides ongoing behavioral and therapeutic support for children enrolled in the program.

Primary Responsibilities:
    • 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;
    • Provide brief intervention, crisis intervention, and trauma support as necessary;
    • Provide in-school voluntary family, individual, and group counseling as indicated depending on the needs of the student. The counseling techniques will include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and builds emotional regulations skills in children, and Motivational Interviewing; and
    • Collaborate with school district personnel to implement plans to support students.
    • The therapist will also be available to provide any of the below additional services.
    • Participate in interventions as necessary to encourage students to follow the school expectations. Identify issues that impede the student's successful social and emotional behavior and assist in creating plans that address these issues;

        • Provide immediate, therapeutic crisis interventions as necessary;
        • Provide one-to-one interventions for students as necessary.
        • 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 students. 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.
        • As needed, organize and implement social skills and therapeutic groups with the students enrolled in the program.
        • Provide guidance/coaching to school faculty as requested. This may include classroom observations, faculty presentations, and participation in family staffing or multidisciplinary team meetings.
    • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policies and procedures.
    • As needed, support the ongoing operations of the program. This may include purchasing and organizing supplies for a student store, stocking and operating the program's kitchen, or organizing additional school activities such as breaks, physical education, or field trips.
    • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.


Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

Master's Degree in Psychology, social services, or a mental health field.

EXPERIENCE:

Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable personal transportation.

LICENSURE:

Agency Affiliated Counselor

(can be obtained after hire)

Preferred Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE:

Intermediate (minimum 3 years of job-related experience)

Business-rated insurance may be required if performing outreach duties.

LICENSURE:

Washington License (LICSW, LMFT or LMHC)

Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.