School Based Therapist
Company: Mhy Family Services
Posted on: November 21, 2022
Are you looking for a career where you can impact the lives of
students? MHY Family Services is looking for a School Based
Therapist to join our team to provide support to Lakeview School
District. Apply now and become part of the supportive and dynamic
culture at MHY Family Services! Benefits Include: Full
Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits
Employer paid life insurance & short-term/long term disability
403(b) Retirement plan w/ Employer Match
PTO offered within the first year of employment
Growth & Development Opportunities Why MHY Family Services? MHY
Family Services is an organization that you can be proud to be a
part of, where you will be coached, challenged, and empowered to
grow as a person and a professional. MHY Family Services (MHY) is
over 140 years old and a non-profit organization that provides
support and services through residential, educational and
community-based programming all over Pennsylvania, primarily in
Western PA. MHY strives to meet the changing needs of at-risk youth
and their families through a practical and holistic approach to
treatment. Youth and families have the opportunity to learn skills
that help them manage and cope with trauma-based issues and to
re-engage with home, school and community. About the School Based
Therapist position (Schedule mirrors academic school year.) This
position serves Lakeview School District students by providing
individual and group interventions, focusing on a variety of areas
that strengthen student and environmental conditions, such as
interpersonal skills, coping skills, conflict resolution, decision
making and similar key competencies. Frequently consults with
faculty to establish links between behavioral health challenges and
learning progress, and establishes home, school and community links
through relationships with system agencies to further strengthen
student progress. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the
School Based Therapist include the following. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Other duties may be assigned. Conducts comprehensive assessment of
identified students based on child's strengths and interests, and
reflecting recovery/resiliency principles.
Actively provides crisis prevention and intervention services to
students and staff.
Coordinates the development and implementation of a plan of
treatment/service for identified students and/or their families
(including individual, group, and possibly family therapy as
indicated) in conjunction with the treatment team as
Supports and implements positive strength-based strategies
utilizing positive behavior support approaches.
Maintains complete records through documentation that is accurate
Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to ensure
effective, cohesive clinical and educational strategies/approaches
are appropriately utilized for each student. This includes formal
and informal, ongoing communications.
Provides clinical leadership and consultation to educational staff,
including explanation of the implications of a mental health
diagnosis as it affects learning, and diagnosis specific strategies
and adaptations that promote student success.
Facilitates collaboration and coordination of services with all
involved human service agencies and applicable systems including
juvenile justice, behavioral health agencies, child protective
services, substance abuse programs.
Provides student-specific consultation and training to educational
staff via written material and suggestion of appropriate
Actively communicates needs and utilizes supervision with
Facilitates transition and discharge planning. SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITIES This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Master's degree in social work,
psychology, child development, psychiatric nursing, or related
area, and a minimum of two year prior experience supporting a
child/adolescent behavioral health program. Licensed or eligible in
the state of PA (LSW, LCSW, LPC) strongly preferred. Must be 21
years of age with current Act 153 Clearances dated within the prior
12 months. Current PA state driver's license with an insurable
driving record required. Must possess demonstrated PC skills
including common MS Office applications. Additional training or
licensing as required by regulations, or as deemed necessary by the
Executive Director or Director. EOE.
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