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Enhanced Student Assistance Therapist

Location: Davidson County
Job Code: Multiple Counties
# 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 which schools 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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