HEALTHY YOUTH SCHOOL THERAPIST
BASIC FUNCTION/DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Under the direct supervision of the Equity and Inclusion Officer, the Healthy Youth School Therapist is responsible for individual counseling to students and families with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
· 3-5 years of experience in providing direct services to adolescents, children, and/or families as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Psychologist in a school setting.
· Master’s Degree desired.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
· Must be registered with a California State Licensing Board as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Psychologist prior to employment.
· Possession of a valid California driver’s license and availability of private transportation.
· Proof of valid automobile liability insurance is required to make home visits.
· Bilingual Spanish skills a plus.
· Provide individual counseling services to students who self-refer or are referred by a teacher or administrator for issues related to mental, emotional, or behavioral health.
· Assist in the design and implementation of prevention strategies.
· Performs screenings, evaluation, assessments, and recommendations for services.
· Acts as a crisis intervention therapist.
· Attends planning, staffing, IEPs, 504s, and other meetings as requested.
· Collaborates with teachers, counselors, Special Education staff and administrators.
· Collaborates and makes referral with community agencies.
· Understands and follows FERPA and Mandated Reporter regulations.
· Other duties as assigned.
- The Vision, Mission, and Values of Altus Schools.
· Technical aspects of field of specialty.
· Oral and written communication skills.
· Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
· Reading and writing English communication skills.
· Community resources related to mental health.
- Display commitment to the Altus Schools achievement of its Vision, Mission, and Values.
· Demonstrate positive working relationships students, families and staff.
· Work with diverse groups of students in varied socioeconomic and multicultural areas.
· Establish workload priorities and meet timelines.
· Operate standard office equipment including microcomputers and related software applications.
· Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
· Plan and organize work.
· Maintain records and prepare reports.
· Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
· Work independently with little direction.