Better is Possible.
School-Based Mental Health Clinician (Part-Time)
FamilyMeans’ mission is to strengthen communities by helping individuals and families through challenges in all life stages. FamilyMeans envisions vibrant and resilient communities where everyone lives to their fullest potential. Our work is life’s challenges.
A career with FamilyMeans provides an opportunity to enrich your professional life while working alongside colleagues who share a vision of making changes in people’s lives through high quality services. We strive to provide the highest quality of care for our clients as well as work-life experience for our employees.
Our School-Based program is looking for a School-Based Mental Health Clinician to provide mental health assessment and treatment within a school setting.
For school-based positions, clinicians would be providing mental health assessment, treatment, and preventative services to children, teens, and families within their assigned buildings while also collaborating and consulting with school personnel. Clinicians will provide both direct, billable services and non-direct services such as consultation, training and early intervention/prevention services to school staff.
The incumbent would average the completion of 5 sessions per day to meet productivity goals throughout the school year, with a reduced expectation during the summer. FTE is based on 38 weeks during the school year, 12 weeks during the summer, and 2 school break weeks.
Assess, diagnose, and treat clients 67% of Time
- Conduct initial assessment on individuals, and families and review pertinent records/discuss with pertinent school staff, to obtain diagnostic information on psychological, emotional, relationship or other problems.
- Complete Diagnostic Assessment and Diagnostic Reviews; developing diagnoses according to current DSM.
- Collaborate with clients to create a treatment plan reflecting therapeutic work being conducted in sessions; including type, frequency, intensity and duration of therapy.
- Reviewing treatment plans quarterly throughout treatment; making adjustments as needed.
- Provide regularly scheduled appointments for individuals, and families, as needed for their specific presenting problems and associated diagnoses.
- Evaluate effectiveness of counseling; modify treatment plan as needed.
- Providing appropriate referrals as needed; referring for psychiatric care, or other care.
Conduct required clinical documentation and required paperwork 20% of Time
- Complete all required clinical documentation within required timeframes. This includes, Diagnostic Assessment/Review, Treatment Plans/Reviews, Progress notes, Consultation notes, collateral notes, and Discharge Summaries.
- Submit all clinical documentation to Clinical Supervisor for review.
- Complete client information required by insurance companies.
- Complete and enter billing information for all sessions conducted.
- Complete SDQ & CASII assessments as required.
- Complete school-based spreadsheets and other documentation requirements as requested.
Participate in all supervision & meetings required by the agency 5% of Time
- Prepare and present cases within weekly individual supervision with Clinical Supervisor as well as group consultation; complete associated consultation forms.
- Attend weekly individual supervision as well as weekly group consultation meeting.
- Attend regularly scheduled department team meetings.
- Participate in Peer Review process.
- Serve on agency committees as appropriate.
Perform Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counseling services 1% of Time
- Provide brief solution-focused assessment and counseling for EAP clients, if within assigned school building.
- Refer to appropriate resources as necessary.
- Complete associated EAP clinical documentation.
Miscellaneous 7% of Time
- Provide trainings, or topics of discussion, to the school, parents, and/or community, as requested.
- Collaborate with school staff on regular basis and communicate regularly with updates/referral status etc.
- Assist with writing projects for the department, or sit on department specific subcommittees as formed/requested.
- Provide group therapy, as requested within school building.
- Facilitate school referrals with school staff.
- Promote services that overcome cultural, socio-economic, and financial barriers.
- Assist with facilitating Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) debriefings.
- Assist to keep the environment welcoming to all clientele.
- Develop and maintain sensitivity to employee diversity in the work place. Behave in ways that demonstrate respectful treatment of other employees and clients. Develop cultural competence related to the services provided by the agency.
- Participate and contribute in the agency’s PQI process.
- As with all FamilyMeans staff positions, this position is responsible for helping ensure volunteers and interns have an exemplary experience during all interactions with FamilyMeans, and is expected to consistently maintain a high level of customer service to all guests, clients, and fellow team members.
- Other duties as assigned.
An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Description of other duties that may be assigned, but are not limited to: Perform general office duties such as copying, preparing items for mailing, and faxing. Perform general clinical duties such as screenings, walk-in Q/A, coverage of clientele in other locations, training of department staff, committee meetings, departmental meetings, and community outreach.
- Master’s level degree in Social Work, Psychology, Professional Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy is required.
- Status as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker and under necessary supervised supervision, a Marriage and Family Therapist working towards the License Associate Marriage & Family Therapy and under necessary supervised supervision, or Professional Counselor working towards the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and under necessary supervised supervision
- Clinical experience may include internship experience as well as any hours obtaining necessary clinical hours under supervision until licensure is obtained.
- Knowledge of mandatory reporting, duty to warn, reportable criminal behavior, and identification of the clinical indicators of suspected abuse and neglect.
- Previous training, or education, will include knowledge of: evidence-based practices, psychosocial and ecological perspectives, child development, individual and family functioning, understanding the impact of mental health on the individual and their families, importance of developing clinician/client relationship, impact trauma plays on individual and their families, crisis intervention, assessment criteria for psychiatric referral, and understanding dual diagnosis and treatment implications.
- Familiarity with the current DSM criteria for diagnosing.
- Broad range of clinical interventions to utilize with clientele.
- Ability to write comprehensive progress notes, reports and treatment plans to maintain clinical records.
- Commitment to work collaboratively with all staff, volunteers, program participants, and other supporters.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative.
- Knowledge and experience about the needs of culturally diverse individuals and their families.
- Experience working as a Mental Health Practitioner for at least one year, post graduation.
- Experience providing clinical treatment in a school-based setting for at least one year, post graduation.
- Experience, and/or training in, specific Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities.
- Experience, and/or training in, trauma and may have proficiency in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
- Experience with Procentive – electronic health records system.
Physical and Mental Demands:
This position requires the ability to hear, to speak, and to review client records. Also required is the ability to sit for extended periods of time, yet also being able to move about the school building (walking, taking stairs). Clinicians must also be able to use a computer. This position requires comprehension, reasoning, decision making and ethical considerations to perform the essential functions of the position as well.
Physical and Mental Demands Statement: The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
Protective Clothing Required: Not for general execution of this position, but on an as needed basis. Please reference the FamilyMeans’ published business continuity and preparedness plans for reference if the agency has a current requirement on required protective clothing and/or personal protective equipment (PPE). If you have any questions in regards to current agency requirements, please feel free to direct your questions to your direct supervisor or your Human Resources Director.
Working Environment:This position will require extended period of times sitting, as well as working at a computer. Telehealth portion will require extended periods of sitting and interacting via the computer with clients.
Working Environment Statement:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.
FamilyMeans is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Job Type: Part-time; .72 FTE (1408 hours/year)
Physical setting: School-Based
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate: Washington County
To apply, please submit a copy of your resume with cover letter, and job application to Holland Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org