Summary of Responsibilities:
This position works under the supervision the Director (or his/her designee) Learning School Mental Health Program. The School Mental Health Therapist/Intern provides clinical services to assigned clients within his or her assigned school based office or in the school building. Services may include: clinical assessments; treatment planning; individual, family, play and group psychotherapy/counseling; crisis intervention; consultation to teachers, administrators, and other school personnel; maintenance of medical records and documentation; and development of summer or after school therapeutic programming. The School Mental Health Therapist/Intern attends all required meetings as well as in-service education Transforming Neighborhoods Initiatives in Prince George’s County and Family Services, Inc.. The School Mental Health Therapist/Intern is expected to extend his or her hours, as needed, one late afternoon or evening per week to accommodate the schedules of parents to facilitate family therapy and parent education.
Provides clinical assessment and treatment services to assigned clients. These services may include:
- Clinical assessments
- Treatment planning
- Individual psychotherapy / counseling
- Family psychotherapy / counseling
- Group psychotherapy / counseling
- Crisis intervention /safety planning
- Treatment monitoring, evaluation, termination, and referral
- Consultation and collaboration with teachers and other school personnel.
- Development of Summer Therapeutic Activity Programs.
Maintains demonstrated proficiency in child oriented psychotherapies and childhood disorders by submitting documentation of continuing education in this area.
Maintains at least the required minimum caseloads and productivity requirements of Transforming Neighborhoods Initiatives in Prince George’s County, as interpreted by our County Contract Monitor.
Completes all required documentation in a timely manner and ensures maintenance of complete clinical record at all times for each assigned client as directed by OMHC policies and procedures, including but not limited to:
Obtaining necessary insurance validations and authorizations for services for assigned clients within required timelines
Completing clinical psychosocial assessments for each new client within required timelines and updating assessments on an annual basis
Completing initial and subsequent Individual Treatment Plans (ITPs) within required timelines
Documenting and filing progress notes within 24 hours of each psychotherapy / counseling session
Obtaining and maintaining accurate client personal data, consents, and relevant collateral documentation
Completing accurate and timely billing tickets for each billable service delivered
Responding to failed appointments by clients with documented outreach and/or timely notification of discharge
Completing all required discharge documentation within required timelines
Maintaining all assigned client mental health charts at all times in good and complete order.
If not licensed at the clinical level (LCSW-C or LCPC), participates in weekly individual or group supervision with assigned clinically-licensed supervisor.
Attends and/or obtains minutes of weekly staff meetings to remain abreast of program issues, policy and procedure changes, and training content.
Participates in agency required meetings and in-service programs.
Completes required agency reports.
Completes on-call duty as assigned.
Performs all duties in compliance with OMHC policies and procedures and with State of Maryland COMAR 10.21 Regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Maintains any one of the following licenses in good standing in the State of Maryland: Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C), Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), or Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC).
Compensation: Compensation for all work performed is in accordance with the “Compensation Fee Schedule” and annual performance evaluations.