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Therapist - School Services

Company: OhioGuidestone
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Impact Lives. Inspire Change. Be the Solution.
Since 1864, we've been an integral part of the Berea community, proudly rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families. While our roots remain in Berea, we've grown to support children and families statewide. OhioGuidestone is always looking for passionate people to make a difference in our communities. You can impact lives and inspire change right in your own backyard. Apply today to work at the largest non-profit, mental health service provider in Ohio. We offer FREE CEU trainings, a great support system, education bonuses and incentives, and much more! Full time employees are also offered PAID medical benefits for you and your family!
Are you looking for a change? Are you looking to make a difference? How about the opportunity to work for a TOP WORK PLACE? OhioGuidestone is providing services in Cuyahoga 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.
As an OhioGuidestone Therapist, you work independently with assigned clients throughout your school and in the surrounding communities. Provide individual and family counseling as well as interventions as needed in order to assist clients with meeting and maintaining their goals!

Job Summary:

The School Services Therapist is responsible for providing clinical services, developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with clients, families, caregivers, and school personnel to ensure support and ongoing presence.


Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship with client, family, and caregivers re to provide them support as appropriate.
Coordinates and provides service and support to assigned clients and families or caregivers in the school, home and/or community environment.
Provides school personnel and parents with information on child's mental health diagnosis, behavior management, household management, communication and relationship enhancement.
Consults with school personnel to establish parameters of school-based mental health services at the beginning of the new and participate in school meetings as necessary.
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.
Performs related administrative responsibilities; maintains client information, reports, records, and other documents; responds timely to emails and phone calls; attends and conducts various trainings and meetings; communicates with other agencies, departments, and vendors regarding required paperwork, contract compliance and consults with other county agencies and/or supportive services as necessary.
Completes diagnostic evaluations and formulates a diagnosis according to the DSM-5 criteria.
Provides in-service training to school personnel on various mental health conditions/diagnosis and effective classroom intervention/strategies as requested.
Accurately and promptly, documents and maintains the confidentiality of client and family interactions including, legal, financial, and clinical documentation within agency guidelines.
Maintains ongoing frequent contact with other assigned OhioGuidestone professionals, parents or outside agency professionals assigned to case.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Agency.
May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Exhibits positivity, flexibility and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.
Demonstrates positive leadership, promote a team-based work environment and present the agency in the most positive light with all internal and external contacts.

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.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Computer literacy skills, including Windows applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and basic database usage, as well as basic typing.
Organizational skills, team player and attention to detail.
Ability to transport clients as needed.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

Work consist of walking, bending, stooping, ascending/descending stairs, and remaining in a stationary position 50% of the time, including positioning self to an equal level in order to assist clients of all ages.
Work environment is based in the community and can include an agency office, school-based setting, childcare facilities, or participant's homes.
Must be able to drive frequently due to work varying work environments including agency office, school based, community-based locations, which may include participant homes in various communities.
Works 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.
Interacts verbally with coworkers, representatives from outside agencies, and families.


Bachelor's degree* in Social Work with an Ohio LSW required. Master's degree with LPC, MFT, LISW, LPCC, IMFT is preferred.
Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License with a safe driving record and valid insurance.
Ability to take and pass a physical exam, tuberculosis test and drug screening.
Employment is contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.
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.
OhioGuidestone is committed to creating a more diverse community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND1

Bachelors or better in Social Work
Masters or better in Counseling or related field
Masters or better in Social Work
Licenses & Certifications
R-Crisis Intervention
R-Relationship Management
R-Individual Counseling
R-Mental Health Counseling
R-Child Advocacy
R-Home Visiting
R-Progress Notes
R-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work%627029%

Keywords: OhioGuidestone, Cleveland , Therapist - School Services, Healthcare , Cleveland, Ohio

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