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:
- 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
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.