School-Based Mental Health Therapist

  • Family Ties Inc.
  • Forsyth County
  • Aug 09, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Mental Health Therapist Position

The Mental Health Therapist/Counselor provides home- and school-based therapeutic counseling as appropriate to children, adolescents, and their parents or guardians to address individual/family issues and mental health. Therapist carries out counseling responsibilities in accordance with agency policies and procedures; s/he reports to a Regional Supervisor. Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly preferred.

Mental Health Therapist Responsibilities & Duties

-- Provide direct home- & school-based clinical treatment/therapeutic counseling as appropriate to children, adolescents, and parents or guardians

-- Develop treatment plans, implement interventions, review outcomes, revisit/revise strategies, and employ other methods compatible with agency principles and practices

-- Engage client, supports, caregivers and other key participants in active, change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement

-- Collaborate with all relevant internal/external systems/participants to ensure buy-in and cooperation, and to maximize effectiveness throughout treatment

-- Link consumers to additional resources as appropriate, including schools, DFCS, medical support, etc.

-- Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts which promote peer and supervisory review and feedback

-- Participate in agency staff, supervision, and external professional development opportunities to extend knowledge and remain current on best practices

Mental Health Therapist Qualifications & Skills

-- Must have already completed master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field

-- Associate license (LAMFT, LAPC, LMSW) or full licensure (LMFT, LPC, LCSW) in Georgia is preferred

-- Two years of community- or home-based mental health counseling experience

-- Bilingual in Spanish and English highly preferred.

-- Training and experience in evidence-based treatment models

-- Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse cultures

-- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-- Flexible work schedule with the ability to work evenings/weekends

-- Valid driver's license, vehicle & laptop

Mental Health Therapist Benefits 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Health insurance, Health Savings Account, Paid Time Off, Vision insurance