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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Spectrum Center Inc.
Location: Columbus
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Chancelight Education , a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking a Mental Health Therapist to join our award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction! If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with genuine purpose, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor, and a stellar work ethic -We Should Talk! --- --- As a Mental Health Therapist, you are first and foremost responsible for helping students to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally; through individual and group counseling and by collaborating with educators, parents, and other professionals to create a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment that strengthens connections between home and school. This position oversees all site operations and functions as the liaison between the site and the school districts' designated site contacts by establishing and maintaining positive, interactive, working relationships. Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing individual and group counseling sessions to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance, including crisis intervention consultation as needed.
  • Conducting interviews with students, family members and school personnel to gather information required to assess student social, emotional and behavioral adjustment to school and the community.
  • Maintaining regular contact with students' parents/guardians to inform of student's progress, areas of difficulties and any changes or situations in home life that may affect school performance.
  • Developing and updating individualized education plans (IEP) and positive behavior intervention plans (PBIP) as needed in adherence to the company, school, state and federal regulations and procedures.
  • Attending and participating in IEP team meetings, facilitating at the discretion of the school district. Actively participates in other team meetings when necessary to address specific student and parent concerns.
  • Collaborating with education and social services professionals to develop appropriate agency services for students and their families.
  • Providing case management functions for students, which includes but is not limited to, coordination of parent meetings, emergency transportation requests, disciplinary actions such as detention/suspension and coordination with outside therapists.
  • Collaborating with teachers, parents/guardians, district personnel and service providers to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems, always establishing and maintaining effective public relations and projecting a positive company image.
  • Ensuring the use of positive teaching methods by conducting monthly climate data through direct observation of classroom staff's implementation of IEP goals and positive behavior intervention plans.
  • Providing guidance, consultation and assistance to teachers in the development of classroom schedules, maintenance of student data systems, and facilitation of student transition plans to assure appropriate curriculum, schedule, and services based on each student's individual education plan (IEP) and other applicable goals.
  • Assessing student progress through consistent review of classroom data collection and recording systems; and providing applicable training and guidance to classroom staff accordingly in addressing student needs.
  • Functioning as a role model for effective teaching of students as well as for communication and problem solving with staff, reinforcing the school's emphasis on behavior analytic, empirical approach to education, the extensive use of data in decision making, and the use of positive reinforcement to achieve maximum performance when working with students and co-workers.
  • Performing additional duties as assigned. Qualifications Required:
    • Master's degree or higher in counseling, marriage and family therapy, or related field.
    • Meet state and district requirements for appropriate licensing or credentials.
    • Accepted Licenses and/or Credentials:
      • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
      • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
      • Licensed Professional Counselor
      • Educational Psychologist
      • Other state credential authorizing provision of school-based counseling may be considered in lieu of licensure.
      • Special education certification.
      • Prior experience working with individuals with severe emotional and/or behavioral disorders.
      • Prior experience and highly knowledgeable in applied behavior analysis.
      • Advanced oral and written communication, instruction, curriculum, conflict resolution, multitasking, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.
      • Knowledge of relevant technology including experience with computers, Microsoft Office Suite, database entry and basic office equipment. Chancelight Education is the nation's leading provider of alternative and special education programs for children and young adults. For more than 45 years, and in partnership with over 235 school districts nationwide, we have helped change the direction of more than 240,000 student lives ! Learn more about our history, our mission and the program services we provide by visiting the link below:
        • As a member of the Chancelight family you will be provided with the opportunity to make meaningful impacts, the support needed to achieve success, and all the tools essential to reaching personal & professional fulfillment! Additional Perks and Benefits Include:
          • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
          • Virtual Medical Visits
          • Health Savings Account
          • Paid Time Off
          • School Hours and Paid Holiday Schedule
          • Company Paid Life & Disability Insurance
          • 401k Options
          • Legal Insurance
          • Pet Insurance
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Employee Discount Program
          • Opportunities for Growth & Development
          • And So Much More! If you're ready to start changing the direction of students' lives by providing them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures - this is your Chance ! Join us and start making a genuine difference in the lives of children today! Careers, With Chancelight. = Work. With Purpose. Education Required
            • Masters or better in Psychology or related field Licenses & Certifications Required
              • Professional Certificate
              • School Social Worker
              • Marriage and Family TherEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Spectrum Center Inc., Columbus , Mental Health Therapist, Healthcare , Columbus, Georgia

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