School Centered Mental Health is a new comprehensive model for delivery mental health services to children and families in the school as well as in the home. The therapist is a part of an interdisciplinary mental health team that includes LSS family coaches and school staff. The School Center Mental Health (SCMH) therapist performs clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. The SCMH therapist works closely with children and families to develop individualized treatment plans designed to remove barriers in order to achieve identified goals and build resiliency. The SCMH Therapist works collaboratively with the LSS Family Coach, school personnel and a peer supervision team, with oversight from the Clinical Supervisors, to monitor the course of treatment. This role reports to the Program Supervisor or Manager.
This role will provide services for assigned school(s) or school district(s) and days worked will typically follow the specific school(s) schedule (i.e.: August through June). Specifics of the work, including days off, will be outlined in an annual agreement.This new LSS led initiative has gained attention and support from other community agencies interested in replicating the SCMH comprehensive model for lasting impact. This is an exciting opportunity for any mental health professional wanting to make a difference in the lives of children and families beyond the traditional clinic setting.
This role will provide services for an assigned school district(s) and days worked will typically follow the specific school(s) schedule (i.e.: August through June). Specifics of the work, including days off, will be outlined in an annual agreement.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMasters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related program is required. Minimum of 3000 clinical hours is required. Practicum experience, through your degree program, related to services LSS provides is required. In addition:
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TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 50%, depending on program needs.
LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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