School Based Therapist
Community Reach Center 11 reviews - Thornton, CO

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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.
Other Functions:
  • Other duties performed as assigned
Work experience requirements:
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.
Necessary Skills:
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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.
Community Reach Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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