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School Services Therapist - Lorain

Company: Ohio Guidestone
Location: Lorain
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionWhere New Paths Begin
Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a history dating back to 1864, we address the needs of the whole person, helping them reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more

The school year may be looking different these days, and this could cause some additional struggle for students.
OhioGuidestone is providing services in Lorain County schools! School Services Therapists at OhioGuidestone have the unique opportunity to work with clients both in the school and in the home. The ideal School Services Therapist will have a genuine passion to work with diverse child and adolescent clientele and families. Empower clients by establishing quick rapport with them as well as teachers, principals, and parents, too!
As an OhioGuidestone Therapists, you work independently with assigned clients throughout your school and in the surrounding communities.

Job Summary:

The Therapist works under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and is responsible for providing diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, therapy, counseling, and support services for a diverse caseload including adults, adolescents, and families. Services may be provided via telehealth, outpatient offices, and/or community-based settings.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide individual, family and group counseling and psychotherapy to assigned caseload, which may require specialty therapeutic services (e.g. SUD, Maternal Depression, etc.).
  • Complete documented evidence-based Treatment Plan after the first encounter with client and documented review of Plan and progress toward therapy goal(s)/objective(s) in each progress note thereafter
  • Develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship with client, family, and caregivers to provide them support as appropriate.
  • Respond to mental health emergencies in a culturally responsive manner to support clients in a framework and manner that acknowledges their unique and intersecting personal and cultural identities.
  • Identify appropriate interventions for clients in crisis, working effectively with the staff to access appropriate resources, and engaging community partners to develop an effective plan for supporting clients.
  • Provide Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST), SUD Targeted Case Management and Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), and/or care coordination functions if needed.
  • Serve as a liaison to coordinate, makes referrals, or arrange for appropriate community resources when needed, acts as an advocate for the client as needed.
  • Actively participate in treatment conferences and meetings for the clients; maintain ongoing frequent contact with other assigned OhioGuidestone professionals or outside agency professionals assigned to case.
  • Accurately and promptly, document and maintain client and family interactions including, legal, financial, and clinical documentation within agency guidelines.

    • Attend and participate in regular supervision.
    • Maintain all required licenses.

      • Exhibit positivity, flexibility, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.
      • Demonstrate positive leadership, promote a team-based work environment and present the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.


        • LSW or LCDC II license and related educational requirement:

          • Bachelor's degree from accredited program; or
          • Associate's Degree in a behavioral science or nursing.

            Required Skills/Abilities:

            • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
            • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emotional and mental dysfunctions.
            • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, and cultures and their history and origins.
            • Effective interpersonal skills; ability to form relationships with diverse populations within diverse settings.
            • Excellent time management skills; able to prioritize, comfortable in fast-paced environment with multiple clients.
            • Proficient computer skills, including Electronic Health Records, Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.

              Performance/Physical Requirements:

              • Able to provide services in an office, the community and/or client homes, which may include facilities with multiple levels
              • Work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and weekends, as desired to meet the needs of clients and the OhioGuidestone and is available for crisis management by phone as needed.
              • Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License with a safe driving record and valid insurance.

                • Ability to take and pass a physical exam and drug screening.
                • Employment is contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

                  • Authorization to work legally in the United States.

                    At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings.
                    Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V Qualifications
                    EducationBachelors (required)
                    Licenses & CertificationsLSW (preferred)
                    LPC (preferred)

Keywords: Ohio Guidestone, Lorain , School Services Therapist - Lorain, Healthcare , Lorain, Ohio

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