School Based Therapist
Company: Mhy Family Services
Posted on: November 23, 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!
Full time/salaried position
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
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
Conducts comprehensive assessment of identified students based on
child's strengths and interests, and reflecting recovery/resiliency
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.
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
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