Bilingual Therapist I/II (School Based)

Boulder Valley School District

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Job Description

Mental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a very generous paid time-off policy (paid holidays, paid vacation and paid personal days-off), medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and percentage match-up retirement contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MHP application and background check required

If selected as a provider for this clinical service position, you will be required to provide proof of education and transcripts (and proof of licensure, if applicable) and pass all required background checks prior to hire.   You will also be required to complete MHP’s credentialing process and attend new hire orientation/training before you will be able to begin work.

Purpose: 

Deliver outpatient mental health services, in Family Resource Elementary Schools and pre-school settings, to support a family’s capacity to raise healthy, well-functioning, and successful children.  Collaborate with and provide consultation to school personnel.  This position is scheduled to work 42 weeks per year with 10 weeks off in the summer.  Salary is annualized over 52 weeks to maintain benefit eligibility for the full year.

Position is Full-time 40 hours a week and is benefit eligible

Job Summary: 

Provide mental health counseling services that reflect, and are sensitive to, diverse cultural, ethnic, and economic needs for individual children and families in elementary school and pre-school settings.

Essential Functions:

  • Works collaboratively with schools and other pertinent staff/providers to provide mental health assessments of students and families, appropriately and accurately diagnosis clients, and develop treatment plans
  • Provides consultation with parents of enrolled clients regarding their student’s need for mental health counseling or the status of their student’s current mental health counseling
  • Guided by 27-65 requirements and best clinical practices, provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy
  • Collaborates with the Family Resource Schools program including working collaboratively with the Family Outreach Coordinator
  • Monitors and tracks the developmental stages of young children
  • Consults with school staff, in accordance with signed authorizations to disclose information, on students currently receiving counseling services through the FRS program to assist them in supporting the needs of specific students
  • Provides crisis intervention for enrolled children who are actively receiving counseling services through the FRS program
  • Provides a variety of case management services, including writing letters and making phone calls, to relevant parties (i.e. DSS, teachers, schools)
  • Provides referrals to Mental Health Partners and outside agencies as appropriate
  • Participates in team meetings to staff cases and communicate administrative information
  • Acts as written or oral interpreter/translator as needed for MHP clients, parents, etc.
  • Attends school meetings to include: parent/teacher conferences, school assemblies, special ed staffing, Back to School night, etc.
  • Maintains up-to-date clinical records on assigned clients
  • Documents provision of services, assessments, evaluations and treatment goals and plan consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures
  • Meets defined individual and department goals, activity metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Promotes, supports and demonstrates MHP’s mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance and adheres to policies, procedures, Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct on a day to day basis
  • Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.
  • Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience/License/Certification

  • Prior experience working with children and families in a collaborative setting required
  • Understanding of BVSD school system strongly preferred

Therapist I:

  • Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 1 to 2-year internship
  • 0 – 1 year prior experience in a clinical setting
  • Must be license eligible and actively working toward licensure (Licensed PhD or PsyD, Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT)

Therapist II:

  • Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 1 to 2 year internship and 3 – 7 years prior experience in a clinical setting OR: Related PhD or PsyD plus zero to three years prior experience in a clinical setting
  • Licensed PhD or PsyD, Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT) required 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Knowledge of childhood developmental norms
  • Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Highly self-motivated but works well in a team setting
  • Working knowledge of CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed
  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) required

Working Environment

  • General office environment
  • Must be able to work in a shared office space with frequent interruptions
  • May include working with people in acute distress or crisis
  • May require travel to several MHP sites throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties to attend meetings