School-based Therapist (Contract) - Charlotte, NC

Alexander Youth Network is looking for licensed professionals for contract opportunities as School-based Therapists to provide clinical services throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) system. Qualified applicants should have at least 2 years mental health experience and must have a current full or provisional license in NC (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or LPA).

SUMMARY

Provides mental health counseling services to behaviorally or emotionally disturbed clients within the school setting and to their families as needed, collaborating with teachers, school personnel, and other relevant individuals and entities in treatment planning. Operates on a flexible schedule as required. Will perform the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Interprets clinical information to pertinent team members.
  • Completes Comprehensive Clinical Assessments.
  • Care coordination including referrals to needed services.
  • Provides regular and consistent outpatient counseling/therapy to individuals, families, and/or groups.
  • Intervenes at early points in emotional disturbances and assist parents, teachers, and student support staff in developing comprehensive strategies for resolving these disturbances.
  • Provides consultation for teachers and other school staff on mental health issues
  • Completes relevant paperwork such as discharge notes and progress notes in a timely and proficient manner.
  • Applies knowledge of child growth and development.

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

M.S.W. and two years related experience in behavioral healthcare preferred. LCSW or LPC or eligibility for state certification preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common professional journals.  Ability to respond to sensitive inquiries or complaints from clients and families, and outside treatment providers, and members of the community.  Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to management and public groups.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Familiarity with mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Full or provisional LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or LPA.  Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training (provided) and a N.C. Driver's license.

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 operate a motor vehicle, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and 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.