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Licensed Psychotherapist (226 Days)

at Dallas Independent School District

Posted: 8/6/2019
Job Reference #: 28488
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Openings as of 8/21/2019
Central Staff

  • Licensed Psychotherapist (226 Days) JobID: 28488
  • Position Type:
    Central Staff/Psychotherapist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Youth & Family Centers

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

    • Master’s or doctoral degree and license in mental health (LPC, LP, LPA, LMFT or LCSW) conferred by the Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors,Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Texas State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists, and/or Texas State Board of Social Workers required
    • Six (6) months experience in providing counseling and social services to children and families
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use a wide array of accepted theoretical approaches to improve students’ academic performance, social and emotional adjustment, and lifetime success
    • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize the family in the accomplishment of treatment plan goals
    • Demonstrated ability to not only interact and communicate effectively with clients and their families but also with the larger school community of educators, administrators, counselors, and healthcare professionals
    • Ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively, and effectively with center staff
    • Demonstrated ability to document precisely, completely, legibly and promptly
    • Ability and willingness to work non-traditional hours in order to accommodate parents’ work and students’ school schedules
    • Ability to provide own transportation
    • Demonstrated fluency in both English and Spanish is not required; however, it is preferred
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

    • Assess and diagnose students referred for mental-health/behavioral health services
    • Identify clients’ and families’ strengths as well as potential barriers to treatment
    • Assist, if necessary, in the collection of required information for North Star enrollment of eligible students
    • Provide referrals for services such as medical care, educational intervention, psychiatric treatment, housing assistance, etc. when needed
    • Ablity to work evening hours
    • Develop and implement treatment plans with families to address students’ needs
    • Provide case management services, when necessary, in order to increase referred students’/ families’ engagement in services
    • Adhere to the accomplishment of student and family goals as identified in treatment plans and documented in progress notes
    • Engage clients/families in effective intervention that addresses the reasons for referral
    • Provide on-going feedback to referring parties, involved school personnel, and clients
    • Collaborate with the DISD Psychological/Social Services Department regarding classroom observations and school interventions
    • Guard client confidentiality by being knowledgeable of and adhering to HIPAA regulations
    • Document all sessions, contacts, attempted contacts, consultations, and any work completed on behalf of the client in the progress notes
    • Review client charts regularly to ensure that treatment and documentation is aligned with professional standards
    • Ability to work at multiple clinics
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings, case conferences, and group supervision with colleagues
    • Seek and obtain consultation when unsure of a process or issue that arises while working with clients/families
    • Attend training that develops and improves professional skills and competency
    • Participate in the development, administration, and collection of outcome and effectiveness measures
    • Complete, document, and submit all discipline-specific requirements for maintaining licensure
    • Comply with departmental policies, legal requirements, and professional, ethical, and quality of care standards
    • Perform all other tasks duties as assigned by supervisor

    Minimum Salary: $61,081

    Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the chief officer – Human Capital Management.

    A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions.

    No telephone calls please.


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    Dallas Independent School District, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).