Encompass Christian Counseling is seeking a School-based Therapist to provide school-based or mental health counseling services and linkage to community services to students and families based on referrals from contract schools.
The Encompass Therapist ensures that agency vision and direction are communicated on a level that allows every employee to understand their ownership in the success of the agency and that they are a valued member of the organization.
All Agency staff are expected to focus on Quality improvement as a part of their job responsibilities, in an effort to make the Agency a safe and healing environment for clients and staff. This expectation includes, but is not limited to: teamwork, improving service delivery, fulfilling department goals, and other job-specific tasks that encourage excellence.
Agency Leaders have the added expectation of creating and fostering an environment in which Quality Improvement is both encouraged and expected, and to accordingly hold staff accountable.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the responsibility of each employee to be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ and to adhere to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith. Further, each employee is responsible for dealing with others with a Christ-like attitude while helping them experience their worth in Christ, and for demonstrating behaviors reflecting CCHO's core values of Relentless Commitment, Selflessness, and Kindness.
Other essential functions include the following:
- Makes every effort to maintain a ‘team first’ spirit and atmosphere within the workplace environment – fostering and maintaining appropriate working relationships within the Encompass team, and with other Agency departments, as well.
- Complete mental health assessments, providing accurate mental health diagnosis of assigned clients.
- Complete treatment plans (ITPs) in collaboration with client, formulating goals, objectives and interventions relevant to client’s diagnosis; and reviewing, at least quarterly, on-going medical necessity of those goals (and/or diagnoses) in conjunction with client’s progress in treatment.
- Complete timely and well-written documentation in the CareLogic electronic health record for all clients to provide accurate and thorough mental health assessments, ITPs, discharge summaries, progress notes and recommendations when necessary. Progress notes should be completed and signed daily, or within 24 hours for billing purposes.
- Provide individual and/or family mental health counseling and appropriate and effective evidence-based therapeutic interventions according to client’s treatment plan.
- Participate in Quality Improvement activities, including, but not limited to, peer review and case record reviews.
- Discharge clients according to progress, completing the necessary document in CareLogic and making appropriate referrals for after care.
- Engage in on-going training and maintenance of licensure and/or mental health credentials to increase & maintain competencies in mental health field..
- Engage in supervision to evaluate counseling techniques and interventions.
- Submit accurate timekeeping records by payroll deadlines.
- Attend community, wrap-around meetings and family team meetings, facilitating as needed.
- Maintain consistent contact, as applicable, with community team; which could include juvenile court, children's services, family first council, schools and other applicable social service agencies.
- Complete progress reports to referral sources as requested or appropriate.
- Ensure personal productivity and expectation standards are met through collaboration with program director.
- Independently licensed clinicians and those with supervisory status, may additionally provide licensure and/or clinical supervision responsibilities on an ‘as needed’ basis. Please refer to the clinical supervision section of the Encompass Managing Clinical Supervisor job description to review duties and responsibilities associated with this.
Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform clinical supervision duties, as requested. In that event, the Therapist/Clinical Supervisor carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, and hiring; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performances; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s or Master’s level social worker (BSW, LSW), or Master’s level counselor (LPC, LPCC), with independent licensure preferred. Master’s level education strongly preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and utilize MS Office package (MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook).
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to use a 10 key calculator, smartphone, fax machine, copier, printer.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Candidates must be 21 or older to apply. References, background checks and drug screenings will be completed on all potential candidates. Must have valid Ohio Driver’s License and maintain a driving record that allows that individual to be insurable. EOE.