Position Summary: The School Based Therapist - Therapeutic Classroom provides professional counseling work providing direct client services. Work involves providing group and individual counseling in a school setting within the agency’s philosophy and mission statement. An employee also performs administrative duties that pertain to the counseling function. Work is reviewed on a continuing basis by a clinical and administrative supervisor.
Provide group and individual counseling for clients; provide individual/group activities related to social skills development, problem solving/conflict resolution and anger management.
Assist and work with classroom teachers and other school personnel to implement behavior management system; provide consultation to school core team with the purpose of providing behavioral updates on student progress.
Complete clinical file documentation in accordance with agency policies and procedures including timeliness and thoroughness; review and revise case files as requested by supervisor; complete all documentation requirements for payor in a timely manner.
Contact parents to obtain necessary information to provide needed services; consult psychiatrists and other helping professionals as clinically appropriate on individual cases as required under Glade Run Lutheran Services policy.
Attend regular supervisor meetings, peer case reviews, and assigned school meetings; complete the agency’s orientation and keep up to date with personnel requirements.
Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Public Schools)
How to Apply: Candidates must apply via our careers page at http://www.gladerun.org/careers. This is the first step in our application process.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Who We Are: Founded in 1854 as the Orphan’s Home and Farm School, today Glade Run Lutheran Services provides autism, mental health, educational and unique therapeutic offerings to children, adults and families through school and community based programs. Glade Run provides K-12 day school education at three St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy sites in Zelienople, Utica, and Sharon. On our historic Zelienople campus, Glade Run also provides therapeutic equine, animal and horticulture programming including summer camps, equine assisted learning and therapy, riding lessons, and individual and group activities. In the community, through offices in Butler, Beaver Falls, Cranberry Township, and Pittsburgh, Glade Run provides a continuum of autism and mental health offerings at our office sites, in homes, and in public schools. Glade Run serves over 4,000 individuals each year.
Master’s degree in a counseling related field with at least 9 months of post Masters-level clinical experience required with at least six months of the experience working with children/adolescents.
Possess knowledge of the principles and techniques of group and individual counseling.
Possess knowledge of counseling theory and technique at a graduate level.
Possess knowledge and sensitivity and the skills and ability to integrate within one’s own style as appropriate to the client and/or group setting.
Ability to establish and maintain a positive therapeutic relationship with clients, teachers, and school personnel in a consistent and continuing manner.
Ability to use counseling methods generally accepted by professional peers and approved by Glade Run Lutheran Services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with agency personnel, school personnel, and community agencies.
Ability to adjust hours to job requirements.
Ability to work independently.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to protect the confidentiality of the clients.
Eligible for PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse History clearance and FBI clearance.