School Based Mental Health Therapists

$45,000 - $55,000 yearly
  • Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.
  • Feb 28, 2023
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

The School Based/Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner provides mental health and/or substance abuse services, education, consultation, and prevention to clients/students at schools, including crisis intervention.

Two openings-Westpoint-Beemer school district and Wayne Community School District 

Job Requirements

  • Provides direct mental health and/or substance abuse services that include, but not limited to, intake assessment, individual, family, group counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention
  • Completes treatment plans, treatment plan updates, psychotherapy notes, and all other documentation as needed
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, clinical meetings, IEP meetings, and other as needed
  • Participates in collection of mental health/substance abuse information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided
  • Determines the family and community resources available for treatment and/or placement and makes appropriate arrangements
  • Provides crisis intervention and assessment/evaluation, including after hours and on weekends
  • Provide follow up and implementation of re-integration plans for students who are returning to school from hospitalizations and or facility stays
  • Be familiar with disciplinary guidelines and at-risk student characteristics/needs, collaborating agency referral guidelines, as well as be familiar with special education regulatory requirements and assistance with process as appropriate
  • Foster effective communication with students, parents, and other staff members
  • Provide home interventions/visits on a regular basis or as clinically necessary and solicits parents/guardian involvement in program planning and treatment services
  • Assists family to locate and appropriately use community resources, agencies, organizations and team members to coordinate services and monitor progress toward treatment goals
  • May be required to work an altered schedule and provide clinical services in evenings and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Salary Information

Work school schedule, off summers and school breaks

Loan Forgiveness?