Behavioral Health School Based Therapist - Kimberly Junior High, Kimberly High School & RISE Charter School
Description

In accordance with CMS guidelines, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and willing to provide proof of vaccination status.

SUMMARY:

Provides, oversees, and/or administers a wide range of psychosocial evaluation/assessment, diagnostic,

counseling therapy, group therapy, family therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a

school environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making and program administration.

Treatment is for children ages 11 up to 18 years old. Leads and trains lower level counselors/social workers,

and/or interns engaged in related therapeutic/patient care activities, as appropriate to the individual position.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or an equivalent field. Current State of Idaho Clinical Social

Worker/Counselor license in good standing required or license eligible required. Bilingual English/Spanish

preferred. Minimum one year of clinical experience


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• Knowledge and understanding of evidence based clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards for children and families.

• Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.

• Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.

• Knowledge of community mental health resources.

• Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures for the age groups being treated.

• Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.

• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

• Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a school setting and diverse community.

• Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.

• Knowledge and understanding of crisis intervention techniques.

• Knowledge of the principles and methods of social and vocational rehabilitation as they relate to mental health clinical practices.

• Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.

• Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights.

• Knowledge of community support services and funding agencies.

• Knowledge of community health care and vocational services.


DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Position requires: 

a) provision of intensive, integrated professional mental health services and treatment planning in a school environment; 

b) provision of professional leadership in the determination of appropriate therapeutic approaches and methods; 

c) planning and implementing outreach/education programs, workshops, and activities; 

d) supervising clinical activities of therapists, students, and/or interns within area of specialty; 

e) establishment and maintenance of case files and related documents for clinical and legal purposes.


1. Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.

2. Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological screenings, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.

3. Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.

4. Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.

5. Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services.

6. Follows up to determine reliability of treatment used; changes method and degree of therapy when indicated.

7. Establishes and maintains case files, referrals, and other related documents for the treatment of clients; prepares related documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings; keeps abreast of patient data to ensure appropriate treatment and care are delivered.

8. Provides communication and collaboration with school personnel, as appropriate, to ensure a standard for coordination of care.

9. Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.

10. Plans and facilitates community outreach and education activities, as appropriate to the position; may serve as a liaison and representative to community organizations and schools.

11. As appropriate to the position, performs various administrative functions such as monitoring budgets and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans, and may propose changes to program policies and procedures.

12. May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate and proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters.

13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

SAFETY:

Family Health Services enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe working environment. Each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements, participating in emergency response tasks as requested, and serving on safety committees and teams as requested. In addition, employees must accept the responsibility for maintaining the safety of themselves and others by adhering to all written and verbal instructions, promptly reporting and/or correcting all hazards or unsafe conditions, and providing feedback to supervisors and management on all safety issues.


COMPLIANCE (MEDICARE):

Family Health Services is committed to the very highest standards of ethics and integrity. It is our policy to properly determine the accuracy of reporting and billing our services in accordance with the rules, laws and regulations of FHS, the state government, and the federal government. FHS employees will do their part to ensure accurate documenting and billing practices, participate in compliance trainings and will identify and report any concerns or activities that may violate these standards.

Each employee will be trained on the FHS Medicare Compliance Plan and the Standards of Conduct and asked to sign a Conflict of Interest Statement at hire and annually thereafter. A copy of the Medicare Compliance Plan and the FHS Standards of Conduct are available on the FHS home page under the Compliance tab.


PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME (PCMH):

Family Health Services is committed to providing our patients with the highest standards of care by becoming recognized as patient centered medical home. FHS staff is expected to participate in this process by being an active and willing PCMH team member. Specific duties and expectations may vary and will be identified by position and site.


PROCEDURE COMPLIANCE:

Employee must read and understand the general and specific operational, safety, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to this job.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. No or very limited physical effort required. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.