PGCPS Youth First Care Program
Full Time, Day Shift, Mon to Friday 8 to 4
$2,500.00 Signing Bonus
Full Time, Day Shift, M-F
This position works under the supervision of the Program Director. The School Mental Health Therapist provides clinical services to assigned clients within his or her assigned school-based office or in the school building.
Provides clinical assessment and treatment services to assigned clients. These services may include:
- Clinical assessments
- Treatment planning
- Individual psychotherapy/counseling
- Family psychotherapy/counseling
- Group psychotherapy/counseling
- Crisis intervention/safety planning
- Provide Professional Development to school staff as requested
- Provide parent education and workshops as requested
- Treatment monitoring, evaluation, termination, and referral
- Consultation and collaboration with teachers and other school personnel
- Maintains demonstrated proficiency in child-oriented psychotherapies and childhood disorders by submitting documentation of continuing education in this area.
- Maintains at least the required minimum caseloads and productivity requirements of PGCPS, as interpreted by our County Contract Monitor
Completes all required documentation in a timely manner and always ensures maintenance of complete clinical record for each assigned client as directed by OMHC policies and procedures, including but not limited to:
- Completing clinical psychosocial assessments for each new client within required timelines and updating assessments on an annual basis
- Completing initial and subsequent Individual Treatment Plans (ITPs) within required timelines
- Documenting and filing progress notes within 24 hours of each psychotherapy / counseling session
- Obtaining and maintaining accurate client personal data, consents, and relevant collateral documentation
- Responding to failed appointments by clients with documented outreach and/or timely notification of discharge
- Completing all required discharge documentation within required timelines
- Maintaining all assigned client mental health charts in good and complete order.
If not licensed at the clinical level (LCSW-C or LCPC), participates in weekly individual or group supervision with assigned clinically licensed supervisor. Stipend provided for outside supervision for any additional clinical level therapist i.e., LGPAT,
Attends and/or obtains minutes of weekly staff meetings to remain abreast of program issues, policy and procedure changes, and training content. Participates in agency required meetings and in-service programs.
Performs all duties in compliance with OMHC policies and procedures and with State of Maryland COMAR 10.21 Regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Paid clinical supervision (individual and group)
- Strong emphasis on team development, including case presentations
- Training, CEUs, and certification opportunities such as AFFIRM CBT, TFCBT, DBT and others.
- Flexible workday which includes working mostly within school hours.
- Low case load not exceeding 20-25 clients
- Set number of additional days off during school holidays/days that schools are closed or not in session
- Competitive compensation
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account/Dependent spending account
- Health insurance, dental and vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Additional discounts on outside membership and activities
Qualifications: Maintains any one of the following licenses, in good standing, in the State of Maryland: Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C), Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Graduate Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). Bi-Lingual in French and/or Spanish encouraged to apply.