Mental Health Therapist (School Based)
Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Specialty All Specialties
Salary $90,000 – $104,000 yearly
Degree Required Master's in Social Work Master's in Mental Health Counseling Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Master's in Psychology Doctorate in Psychology Master's in Counseling Master's Degree in Professional Counseling Doctorate in Social Work Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy Doctorate in Counseling
Position Type Full Time Part Time
Work Environment Telehealth Remote
Location West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 6/03/24

Mental Health Counselor (School Based)

30 hours per week

Health Benefits Eligible

Scope of Job

The Mental Health Counselor provides a variety of mental health services in support of children, adolescents and their families, including case management, counseling, and/or assisting in the implementation of appropriate treatment or service plans. Most of the work is done at school sites.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling and support services to children, adolescents and their families in a school, home or office setting
  • Gather and analyze information on students’ presenting circumstances, social and psychiatric history, and/or immediate needs
  • Communicate and/or consult with a variety of organizations and/or agencies to attain additional services for students and families
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, conferences and workshops
  • Participate as a team member in case management conferences
  • Maintain documentation regarding Mental Health Assessments,
  • Service Plans and Progress Notes in a timely manner as required by Medi-Cal standards Adhere to all confidentiality requirements.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

  • Symptoms and behaviors of mental illnesses
  • Basic social rehabilitation, socialization and practical life management skills
  • Principles and methods of interviewing, counseling, crisis intervention and assessing psychosocial behaviors
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Criteria
  • Medi-Cal/EPSDT service delivery and productivity standards
  • Strength based and cultural appropriate services
  • School policies and procedures

Ability to:

  • Work with children, adolescents, and families
  • Assess students behavioral and emotional strengths and challenges to make knowledgeable recommendations and/or design appropriate service plans
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties
  • Prepare a variety of administrative and professional reports
  • Bilingual/Bicultural skills a plus and eligible for additional compensation as noted

Training and Experience

  • A Master’s degree from accredited college or university in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Psychology or closely rated behavioral science field.
  • Two years full time experience in a recognized public or private agency providing mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, psycho-social assessment, or case management services


  • Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Psychologist
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)


Sign-on bonus

Full-time/part time positions available

60k-100k per year

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life.