School Based Mental Health Practitioner

$45,000 - $55,000 yearly
  • Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.
  • Chambers, Nebraska, NE, USA
  • Mar 26, 2024
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

TITLE: Full-time School Based Therapist following the school schedule working at the Chambers, NE school district.  Up to $10,000 Hiring Bonus!

HOURS: 40 hours a week during school year; school breaks, holidays and summers off!

MAIN FUNCTION: 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

REQUIREMENTS:

Travel is required, maintain car insurance, and driver’s license

Maintain confidentiality and maintain ethics as dictated by profession

Skill in oral and written communication

Willing to be a team member with all staff

TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or human services related field. Must have at least two years of experience.  Must possess or be eligible to obtain a Nebraska license of LMHP, LCSW, LIMHP, LICSW.

BENEFITS:

8 paid PTO days per year.

3 paid training days per year.

Bereavement Leave.

Medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Paid life insurance policy.

Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts.

Aflac.

Employee Assistance Program.

3% matching retirement plan after 2 years of employment.

Flexible schedule.

Student loan reimbursement for licensed therapists.

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

Travel is required, maintain car insurance, and driver’s license

Maintain confidentiality and maintain ethics as dictated by profession

Skill in oral and written communication

Willing to be a team member with all staf

Other Salary Information

Up to $10,000 hiring bonus

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes