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School Based Mental Health Therapist

School Based Mental Health Therapist

Job Description

School Based Mental Health Therapist (Social Services)

Are you looking to work in an environment where every day you are making a difference in the lives of families and communities? Therapeutic Living for Families is an Outpatient Clinic that provides comprehensive health services for people with mental illness and addictions to improve their mental, physical and psychological well-being while strengthening, preserving and supporting their recovery within their communities; Because We Care! What sets us apart from other agencies is that we address the family as a whole, not just the individual family members. By working towards the goal of building strong families, we are improving our communities, our cities and our state - one family at a time.

We are currently seeking a School Based Mental Health Therapist to provide exceptional outpatient therapeutic intervention services within the Baltimore City public school system. This position reports to the Director of Programs and provides direct services to students ranging from Head Start to High School. These services include intake assessments, individual / family / group therapy and crisis interventions to assigned clients.

The ideal candidate must possess the following:
  • Masters’ degree from an accredited University or College
  • Be licensed in the State of Maryland to provide services as LGPC, LCPC, LGSW or LCSW-C
  • At least 1 year of supervised experience in a mental health setting
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintaining regular contact with the parent / guardian of each client; completing master treatment plans, treatment plan updates and managed care authorizations
  • Attending regularly scheduled staff meetings at the clinic and Student Services Team meetings at the school
  • Providing consultation for school staff regarding issues including classroom observation and appropriate service determination
  • Assisting in the development of Parent Education curriculum, provides training and support for parents; and assisting the school in organizing activities
  • Providing appropriate In service training to school staff; developing support groups for students as needed
  • Participating in the collection of necessary information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided
  • Furnishing required reports to DHMH, legal system and other involved agencies
  • Participating in the collection of necessary information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided
  • Participating in after-hours call schedule for the clinic; providing complete and timely documentation to support services rendered
  • Evaluating the impact of therapeutic interventions upon the therapeutic milieu.
  • Facilitating groups
  • Performing individual and family therapy
  • Providing patients with education and instruction on Advance Directives
  • Maintaining 70% direct service requirement
  • Other duties as assigned
Additional Requirements:
  • Daily and/or weekly home visits to clients’ homes
  • Use of own vehicle for visits to clients’ homes
  • Valid driver’s license
To the qualified candidate we offer:
  • Annual salary commensurate with experience
  • Supervision Hours towards clinical licensure; provided by an approved LCPC and/or LCSW-C
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Basic life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Salary match towards retirement
  • CEU’s

Job Requirements

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience 1 to greater than 15 years
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Up to 25%
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School Based Mental Health Therapist

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