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Mental Health Therapist

Company: YMCA Youth and Family Services
Location: silver spring
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is one of the largest charities in the DC area. The Y serves as an anchor in the community offering programs and services encompassing youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Position:Mental Health Therapist

We are looking for a fun and enthusiastic team player to join us in making a difference in the communities and the lives of children we serve. The Linkages to Learning Therapist will work at a Montgomery County public school to identify issues and conditions and assess each case while selecting a course of action from many alternatives. The therapist work has an effect on the well-being of clients and their families, and the accomplishment of program objectives impacts the general safety and productivity of the community. The staff assesses the needs of the community, develop appropriate programming in response to those needs and identify, access, and coordinate the necessary resources, services and volunteers to implement these programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide psychotherapeutic services to assist clients in improving functioning, obtaining symptom relief, preventing psychosocial dysfunction or changing personality. Work involves identification of issues and conditions in each case, assessment of those issues and conditions, and selection of a course of action from many alternatives. The therapists work has an effect on the well-being of clients and their families, the accomplishment of program objectives and the general safety and productivity of the community. Completes mental health assessment of children and adults Offers individual, family and parent counseling Follows up on referrals and provides case consultation Leads or co-lead therapy and psycho-educational groups (child and adult groups) Reviews school records Offers classroom observation Consults with parents, school staff, and medical providers regarding childs progress Makes referrals for individual and family treatment Writes progress reports and letters to parents Attends school and parent meetings (eg: EMT/ARD/suspension, etc.)

Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience:

Masters degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy or counseling Licensed at graduate level in Maryland for: LMSW, LCSW-C, LGPC, LCPC, LGMFT, LGMFT, or Licensed Psychologist Knowledge of philosophies, practices, policies and outcomes of the most generally accepted scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, prevention and continuing care for psychological, emotional, mental, addictions and/or substance abuse disorders and conditions Knowledge of established diagnostic criteria, treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care for psychological, emotional, mental, and conditions. Experience working with youth and parents in a multicultural community, with diverse populations, collaborating with multiple agencies, and working with the school system.

Working Conditions:

Due to COVID-19 all staff are working remotely from home.Once Montgomery County Public School reopens staff will be working at the school. As an organization committed to improving and protecting the health of our communities, we require all new Y staff whose job involves in person interactions with co-workers, members, or children to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

In addition to a highly competitive salary package, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington provides progressive employee benefits, including an employer-funded retirement plan with vesting after two years of service; 403(b) savings plan; high quality and affordable healthcare; free YMCA membership for employee, spouse and dependents; generous paid time off package, numerous professional development opportunities, an exciting and collaborative work environment, and the ability to work with creative, talented and diverse individuals!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is a drug free, equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Employment subject to background checks verification.

Keywords: YMCA Youth and Family Services, Silver Spring , Mental Health Therapist, Other , silver spring, Maryland

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