School Based Therapist, F/T
West Bergen Mental Healthcare currently has an opening for a School Based Therapist. This position is inclusive of direct time with students and or their parents/families, home visits when needed, consultations, observations, paperwork and supervision. Hours will be established mutually with the school, West Bergen Mental Healthcare and the clinician so that there are before/after school and evening hours of clinician’s availability on different days. Frequency of individual student contacts will be determined by each student’s individual needs, clinical assessment and IEP, (if applicable.) The Therapist will provide direct service for 60% to 65% of professional time.
This Therapist will comply with school district administrative procedures as directed by the school district liaison. The clinician will be responsible for individual, parent/student, family and group services. These students will be selected by the Director of Special Program and Student Services or another School-appointed designee. In addition, school based therapists will provide outreach, educational and consultative services to the community, as well as marketing when requested by the supervisor. The School Based Therapist will also conduct risk assessments including school clearances on an as needed basis.
The position requires the School Based Therapist to meet the Productivity and Documentation standards and required clinical competencies as identified. Basic computer/keyboarding skills, including familiarity with word processing programs, (MS Word preferred) for report writing, forms, records, letters, etc., ability to learn and use the electronic client record keeping system, additional requirements may occur as specific job needs evolve.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in psychology or Social Work from an accredited college and licensed in N.J. as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Professional Counselor, or other related masters or doctoral degree with required full clinical licensure by the state of N.J. for independent practice. Ability to work as part of a school multidisciplinary treatment team. Experience in a school setting very helpful. Valid driver’s license. Good driving record, meeting recommendations of Agency Automotive Insurer. Basic computer skills. Three positive professional or personal references.
Bi-lingual a plus.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including, Medical, Dental, Life, & LTD insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, 403B Thrift plan with match, various voluntary insurance products and generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday.
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.
Applicants/employees are subject to inquiries to the NJ Central Registry, a Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Report, all when and as required.