School Based Master Level Therapist- Bay District Schools (Panama City)

Panama City
Posted 4 months ago

Job Description


Sign On Bonus Included


The Master Level Therapist will assess client and family needs and evaluate, coordinate and ensure necessary services are provided; provide community based or in-home services to clients; assist and counsel individuals by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information, service and treatment, provides individual and family therapy.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: School Based Services in Bay District Schools


· Provide counseling, therapy and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepare treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs.

· Collect data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluate data to identify cause of problems and determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.

· Identify and provide emergency crisis services as necessary; make immediate clinical assessments and respond accordingly to accepted crisis intervention methods and techniques; coordinate other services as appropriate.

· Provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.

· Follow up to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery.

· Act as a client advocate in order to coordinate required services

· Prepare appropriate documentation to bill services by established scheduled due dates submitted by Florida Therapy Services, Inc.; maintain and generate necessary documentation in a timely manner.

· Review client charts to ensure quality assurance and compliance with state and federal standards and regulations.

· Participate in agency training as required.

· Attend all scheduled supervision meetings with Program Director

· Participate in continuous FTS quality improvement activities.


· Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

· Ability to apply mental health counseling methods and techniques.

· Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, programs and methodology.

· Comprehensive therapy skills with children, adults and families, abuse, neglect and substance abuse.

· Ability to effectively interact with children and families from diverse backgrounds.

· Knowledge of community resources.

· Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.

· Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures and standards.

· Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and make individual modifications.

· Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies and other stresses.

· Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.

· Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patient rights.

· Ability to gather and interpret information.

· Maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

· Ability to use a computer with access to basic applications including but not limited to, Word and Excel.


· Master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Human Services field.

· Master’s degree other than in the related fields must have completed graduate level coursework in at least four of the thirteen content areas: human growth and development; diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology; human sexuality; counseling theories and techniques; group theories and practice; dynamics of marriage and family systems; individual evaluation and assessment; career and lifestyle assessment; research and program evaluation; personality theories; social and cultural foundations; counseling in community settings; and substance use disorders.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

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