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School-Based Mental Health Therapist
FamilyMeans is seeking a part-time (32 hrs./week) school-located outpatient therapist to work in Western Wisconsin schools with students ranging from K-5th grades. The therapist will be providing outpatient treatment to these children and their families within the school setting. The therapist will be working to address mental health issues that may be hindering the child’s progress at school, home or in the community. There is a wide variety of clinical presentations and concerns the therapist will be working with including, but not limited to: attention/hyperactivity issues, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, trauma, sleep disturbance, attachment issues, bullying etc.
Primary Duties Include:
- Complete Intake and Diagnostic Assessments along with any other agency required assessment tools for all clients
- Create treatment plans with the child and family that enhance each client’s strengths while also addressing the unique needs of the child and family
- Conduct individual, play, family and group therapy to clientele
- Foster enhanced relationships between children and their caregivers through ongoing family therapy sessions
- Maintain EHR records for all clients at all times
- Coordinate with referral sources within the school, school staff and other providers that may be involved with the client/family
- Provide consultation, advocacy, psychoeducation to increase understanding of mental health within the school setting
- Provide educational presentations to increase early identification and awareness of mental health concerns to school staff, as requested
- Meet billable expectations per agency policy
- Attend consultation, supervision and trainings as required by agency and licensing board
Required license or certification:
Mental Health Practitioners and Professionals are encouraged to apply. Therapist must have a Master’s Degree in a mental health field with a WI LICSW, LP, LMFT or LPCC preferred. Experience in community or school based setting a plus. Experience with, or advanced training in trauma with children a plus.