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School Based Therapist

Company: Mhy Family Services
Location: Stoneboro
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 time/salaried position
Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits
Employer paid life insurance & short-term/long term disability insurance
403(b) Retirement plan w/ Employer Match
PTO offered within the first year of employment
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement
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 appropriate.
Supports and implements positive strength-based strategies utilizing positive behavior support approaches.
Maintains complete records through documentation that is accurate and concurrent.
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 interventions.
Actively communicates needs and utilizes supervision with designated supervisor.
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.

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Keywords: Mhy Family Services, Erie , School Based Therapist, Healthcare , Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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