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School Based Therapist

Under supervisory direction, assesses, diagnoses, counsels, and provides psychotherapeutic treatment, rehabilitation, and care coordination for behaviorally and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents as it is medically necessary; provides educational and consultation services to other staff, school staff; and performs related duties as required.
Essential Functions and Duties:
  1. Interviews potential clients to assess the need for direct mental health treatment of mental and emotional disorders or referral elsewhere; provides comprehensive medically necessary and psychotherapeutic services for individuals or members of a family to assist them in achieving productive social adjustments, reducing the impact of disabling disorders, and facilitating their achievement of living, vocational, recreational, and interpersonal goals through the modalities of individual, family, group counseling and through collateral/significant other contacts.
  2. Diagnostically assesses, formulates and completes the client’s Treatment Plan inclusive of diagnosis, goals, and appropriate signatures within 30 days or the first 2 sessions from initial client contact, whichever is shorter. All Treatment Plan updates must be completed within the OHMAS rule timeframe.
  3. Completes and submits into the clients ICR all professional documentation no later than 48 hours from all client contact. Compensation is conditional upon the timely completion of all professional documentation as stated in Agency Policy and Procedures.
  4. Shares and receives appropriate information with the teachers, guidance counselors and administrative staff to assist in a collaborative effort with clients in the assigned buildings. Release of information forms must be signed by the parent / guardian prior to exchanging confidential information.
  5. Educates clients and their families regarding their diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and therapeutic process.
  6. Works cooperatively with teachers, guidance counselors, and administrative staff within their assigned buildings including, but not limited to, relaying appropriate information to and from school facilities, assessing needs of additional staff, and coordinating services within the building.

  • Minimum Master’s Degree from an accredited University or College in the field of Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work.
  • Licensed in the State of Ohio to provide mental health services (PC, LSW, MFT, PCC, LISW)
  • Demonstrated experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families individually and in group modality.
  • Ability to reasonably problem-solve complex and possible crisis mental health client problems.
  • Ability to develop and write clear, concise documents involving client outcome reporting requirements.
  • Effective time management and interviewing skills.
  • Acceptance and dedication toward the Mission of Red Oak Behavioral Health.
  • Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license.

Red Oak Behavioral Health is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.