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School and Community Based Child Therapist

Company: Behavioral Health Resources
Location: Olympia
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

School and Community Based Child Therapist

We are actively recruiting for this position and a hiring decision will be made as soon as possible. It is in the applicant's best interest to apply for this position right away.

Behavioral Health Resources Child and Family Services Therapists provide a broad range of therapeutic services in a managed care environment to children, adolescents, transitional age youth, and their families. Therapeutic services to be provided may include brief child and family treatment, individual and family therapy, groups (issue specific and psycho-educational), community support oriented case management services, in home behavioral skills enhancement training, and coordination of individual service teams.

Compensation: $21.25- $30.66 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

We offer FANTASTIC benefits!

- 100% employer paid medical and dental for employee

- 5% employer contribution to retirement after 1 year of service

- Generous paid time off package (10 hours/month vacation and 8 hours/month sick leave accruals)

- Paid holidays plus two personal holidays per year

- 56 hours of educational leave per year

- BHR pays the cost of credentialing

- Education fund available to employees for professional development

- BHR is an eligible employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program

*BHR has approved supervisors for all Licensure tracks (LMHC, LMFT, LICSW, and CDP) and licensure supervision can be provided on a weekly basis

RESPONSIBLE TO: Children, Youth, and Family Services Clinical Supervisor


Master's degree in psychology, social work or closely related field with preference given to BHR accepted licensure or eligible for supervision towards BHR accepted licensure.

Two years of experience providing mental health services to severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and families.

Knowledge and experience with developmental and treatment strategies towards current DSM covered diagnosis.

Knowledge and experience with the community support model.

Previous experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary children's treatment team and working collaboratively with other service providers. Preference given to applicants with experience providing services in a school setting.

Preference given to applicants with understanding of Public School, Special Education, and/or Alternative Education systems.

Therapeutic skills relevant to the definition above.

Flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, and positive attitude.

Strong organizational skills to include use of electronic health record software or equivalent for scheduling, time management and all clinical documentation.

The ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include one or more planned evenings throughout the work week.

A valid Washington driver's license and reliable personal transportation.

Must pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.


Work in collaboration with school, district, community service providers, and adjunctive service providers to assess, develop, and facilitate individualized treatment services and ensure continuity of care.

Provide a broad range of medically necessary therapeutic services, including intakes within the framework of a community support model. Services will be providing primarily in schools, but may also be provided in agency sites, homes, and other appropriately deemed community settings.

Work collaboratively with children's multi-disciplinary team. Manage individual and shared client caseloads per agency guidelines, develop services appropriate to a community based service model and participate in the management of program resources within a managed care framework.

Work in treatment collaboration with BHR clinicians, leadership, and referral sources to assess, develop, and facilitate individual client treatment services and ensure consistency of care with other involved providers.

Develop 24-hour crisis plans for assigned children and utilize the High Risk Protocol as is appropriate.

Maintain clients' charts in accordance with WAC and agency standards. Adhere to agency policy pertaining to documentation and chart maintenance.

Participate in clinical supervision and psychiatric consultation on a regular and scheduled basis.

Attend mandatory meetings as assigned

Adhere to agency Performance Standard Expectations.

Practice successful client engagement skills and identify difficulties which interfere with students' attendance, adjustment, and achievement in school. Close clients when appropriate.

Maintain regular attendance in order to ensure continuity of quality client care.

Other duties as needed to fulfill the goals of the Children, Youth, and Family Services Department.



Must be able to sit or stand for at least 1 hour at a time.

Keywords: Behavioral Health Resources, Olympia , School and Community Based Child Therapist, Healthcare , Olympia, Washington

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