Website Mount Prospect Academy
Mount Prospect Academy
School Based Therapist – Job Description
Reports to: Clinical Director
Position located in Keene, New Hampshire
Salary up to $50,000
We are looking for someone who is eligible for Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Mental Health Worker for AVA. The position will involve providing individual counseling, group counseling, writing individual treatment plans, developing a behavioral support plan, and crisis management. Our clinicians work with students grade 5-12 to support them with social skis and emotion regulation in the academic day program.
Come in and interview for one of our many open positions here at Mount Prospect Academy. No appointment needed! Please bring your resume.
Ashuelot Valley Academy
Every Wednesday from 10am-4pm
31 Washington Street Keene, NH 03431
Contact: Cory Rodgers 603-726-5306
Welcome to Mount Prospect Academy (MPA), a rapidly growing nonprofit agency founded in 2003, with the goal of helping struggling adolescents find a “zest for life” and succeed in the “business of life.”
MPA has evolved to offer a variety of mental health support services to a diverse population of “hard to treat” and “difficult to place” adolescents. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, group homes, and special education schools. MPA is known for its ability to achieve successful outcomes with difficult-to-serve individuals throughout New England.
MPA’s mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.
The School Based Therapist/Milieu Clinician (MC) role is to provide culturally sensitive, therapeutic service to the students within their caseload. Milieu Clinicians use formal counseling and therapy techniques in otherwise less conventional treatment settings. Counseling is less commonly provided within the office setting but rather in the Milieu and during club and activity programming. MC’s help establish lifelong connections, providing clinical support for youths and their families and assist in overcoming obstacles, identifying strengths and developing supports to ensure the youth overcome their challenges and achieve success. MC’ s use a wide variety of approaches and are commonly supporting student programming while modeling socially acceptable behaviors.
This will provide an excellent learning experience for MC’s, as they are expected to develop comprehensive assessment plans with the residents and then become familiar with presenting these to administration, faculty, referral sources, etc. In addition, MC’s are will build a positive therapeutic rapport with their assigned students while working to enhance accountability through utilization of restorative justice planning. MC’s are the overarching facilitator of youth treatment and relay the goals and objectives within the treatment plan to the respective treatment team members. The Milieu Clinician provides training’s regarding effective treatment modalities to the Milieu faculty members that aids in driving the treatment of the student. The MC’s provides documentation via soap notes in the Kaleidacare system for individual sessions, group counseling notes for situations where there is more than one student as well as completes assigned documentation tasks as outlined below. The MC meets with the respective treatment team members to assist in reaching the ultimate permanency plan goal. Common MC responsibilities include development and implementation of treatment plans, behavioral support plans, safety plans, court reports, monthly progress reports and assessment reports.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Writing and presenting comprehensive assessments to faculty, referrals, families, and administration.
Responsible for ensuring residential staff adhere to the appropriate programming and treatment plans for the individual.
Monitor all aspects of day to day operations, supervision of program directors and monitoring and evaluating client services delivery.
Working with residents and families on development of short-term treatment plans.
Act as agency liaison with contracting agencies, advocates and guardians.
Maintain records for contact compliance.
Develop and maintain community, governmental and other public and private resources and relationships and actively participate in professional organizations.
Support oversight of the program budget.
Retirement Plan (403B)
STD & LTD
AD & D
Comprehensive wellness initiatives
Paid time off
Employee discount program
Further education opportunities for qualified candidates
Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field.
Minimum 2 years of experience counseling adolescents and/or families.
Must complete background check
Mount Prospect Academy (MPA) assures equal opportunity and public access, and if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs or policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status and sexual orientation.
Mount Prospect Academy strongly recommends, but does not require, that all MPA faculty (employees) stay protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and stay up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.
To apply for this job please visit www.mountprospectacademy.org.
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