Community Reach Center, a top-tier mental health provider in the northern Denver area, and the designated mental health provider for anyone eligible for Medicaid in Adams County, Colorado.
We are seeking a Temporary School Based Therapist. Under supervision, provides direct mental health clinical assessment and evidence-based interventions to consumers and/or their families. The primary treatment setting will be a public school, but treatment may also be provided in other settings, including residential environments, homes, and/or outpatient clinics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides brief, solution-focused, evidence-based interventions to consumers and families as appropriate to the position and needs of the school.
- Prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs.
- Provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
- Provides care to consumers in a manner that promotes safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.
- Maintains confidentiality of consumer records.
- Provides case management services to consumers as needed.
- Documents intervention and program activity according to Community Reach Center’s policies and procedures.
- Develops treatment plans, monitors treatment progress, and provides follow-up at disposition times.
- Attends and participates in group sessions, in-service education and training opportunities, meetings, supervisory sessions, and special events.
- Participates in the review of clinical issues and program policies and procedures.
- Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapy and/or casework.
- Refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.
- Provides consultation to school staff as requested.
- Interfaces with school staff to assess need for mental health treatment; makes necessary referrals and/or connections to services as possible.
- Provides 1200 billable service hours each year.
- Enters clinical data in a timely manner (progress notes are entered within one day of providing the service).
- Provides classes, training, and/or other psychoeducational interventions as needed.
- Assists in collection and organization of data/information needed for program evaluation.
Work experience requirements:
- Other duties performed as assigned
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualification would be equivalent to:
- Minimum of 6-12 months directly related experience, which may include internship/practicum.
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or directly related field.
- Communication, organization, time management, and clinical skills. Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards. Knowledge and understanding of brief, empirically-supported, solution-focused interventions with children, adolescents, and families. Familiarity with DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
Community Reach Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Experience providing consultation and direct treatment services in a public school setting. Ability to work cooperatively in an interdisciplinary team, and work autonomously as a mental health provider.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.