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Enhanced Student Assistance Therapist

Location: Williamson County
Job Code: Williamson
# of openings: 1

Description

Enhanced Student Assistance Program (ESAP) Therapist

The STARS Therapist will be responsible for providing school-based individual therapy and related clinical services for students in their assigned schools.  In cases in whichschools are closed temporarily due to health concerns, as is the case with Covid-19 pandemic, these services may be provided remotely via telehealth.

As STARS Therapist:

  • Provides weekly individual therapy for a caseload of students referred to services for a range of presenting issues, which may include the following:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma-related symptoms
    • Self-injurious behaviors
    • Struggles related to family transitions, such as divorce or adoption
    • Grief and loss
    • Engagement in oppositional or defiant behaviors
    • Significant challenges with staying focused or on task in the classroom
    • Difficulties with emotion regulation and communication skills
    • Struggles with a range of social/emotional skills
    • Conflicts with peers, teachers, or family members
  • Provides case management and follow-up services with students, parents, school personnel and community professionals, which includes making appropriate referral services, as needed.
  • Collaborates closely with school counselors and/or administrators to identify referrals to the program
  • Meets with parents/guardians for orientation and intake meetings to review and sign consents and initiate services
  • Maintains ongoing contact with parents/guardians related to progress toward treatment goals and any other significant developments in treatment
  • Completes all required clinical paperwork according to deadlines (including assessments, interpretive summaries, treatment plans, safety plans, progress notes, and any other required paperwork) and maintains clinical files
  • Collaborates with teachers and offers strategies for supporting student’s progress toward treatment goals in their classrooms
  • Meets weekly with the Clinical Supervisor or Director of Clinical Services to review cases and any issues related to the delivery of services or the ESAP program       
  • Engages in all of these services via telehealth in cases in which in-person meetings and interventions are not possible
  • Collaborates with STARS Counselor and school counseling departments to develop and deliver trainings/presentations as needed on topics related to mental health and wellbeing

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field required.
  • Licensure as LPC-MHSP, LCSW, or LMFT strongly preferred; minimum licensure as LMSW or temporary LPC-MHSP required.




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