School-Based Mental Health Therapist
Description
 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYSchool-Based Mental Health Therapist 

Full Time—35 hours per week

Fiscal Year 2018


SUMMARY

Responsible for providing Family Therapy services with additional Individual Therapy services to target clients in school, home and the community. Also responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing 900 hours of direct services annually. Direct service is defined as face to face contact with a client/student or services that are performed on behalf of a specific student. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Responsible for knowing and understanding Medicaid Rule 132 and complying with documentation requirements. All documentation must be in the client/file/electronic health record and filed according to the grant funded by The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation.
  • Networking with collaterals on behalf of active client/student, including:  referral and linkage, discharge planning with in-patient psychiatric facilities, and the advocacy of a client’s rights within the education, legal, children and adolescent mental health systems. 
  • Responding to emergency/crisis situations and partnering with SASS program as needed.
  • Collaborating with the school personnel regarding individual treatment plans and outcome that are expected in the treatment process with a student.
  • Working with the family/guardian of the student including securing the appropriate releases to consult with school personnel or other collateral contacts
  • Educating the community regarding the School-Based Mental Health Program and the WrapAround Model
  • Facilitate positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks
  • Weekly supervision, discussing cases with supervisor and attending monthly clinical meetings
  • Promote collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others
  • Responsible for fulfilling agency requirement of training and documenting all trainings attended, which include all mandatory agency in-service trainings, Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health trainings and Wraparound training and model fidelity monitoring
  • Complete clinical paperwork accurately and on time
  • Remain complaint with Council on Accreditation Standards and Best Practices in serving clients
  • Meeting quarterly with school personnel to review outcomes of the program services and preparing quarterly outcome reports for FSA, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation and school personnel as needed.

BENEFITS

Medical, Dental, Life, Simple IRA, Flexible Spending, PTO and Holidays




Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field is required. Must be able to work two evenings a week. The ability to work with people from every diverse background and show cultural competency is a must. Experience working in community counseling related services and working with children and adolescents with mental health needs is desired. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. 

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