Freedom Preparatory Academy
Mental Health Therapist (to support wellness of FPA Staff)
Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools, a Memphis-based network, prepare all students in grades Pre-K through 12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in August of 2009 with a class of 96 6th graders. We now serve over 2300 students in grades PreK-12. Our students have exceeded local and state averages in math and local averages in English language arts on the state exam.
We have three core beliefs that drive our mission: Every child deserves the right to a high-quality public education, a foundation in character development is essential, and direct exposure to an array of opportunities and experiences provides each child with the self-confidence and social knowledge to compete globally. We will accomplish our mission through a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, and demonstrate the school's core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence, and Community.
Respect- Shows respect to all members of our school community through words and actions
Responsibility - Takes ownership of work flow and products, is proactive / solutions-oriented
Integrity - Is trustworthy and reliable and a person of their word. follows through every time
Community - Demonstrates a consistent and positive commitment to our school's success
Excellence - Shows excellence in all work habits, sweats the details, continuously grows
The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing diagnostic assessments, therapy, and counseling and support services for adults experiencing mental health issues, communication challenges, or work-life imbalance. This is an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team, providing services to teachers and educational staff. This position must be filled by an individual who has the ability to work across multiple campuses, and who has a passion for public education teachers. The Mental Health Therapist must be familiar with community services and partner closely with them to provide information and directly refer staff/teachers, when needed.
In this role, the therapist will counsel clients individually and in group sessions, regarding behavioral, psychological or emotional problems. They will develop and implement therapeutic treatment plans as well as acts as client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Other responsibilities will include:
Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
Identify community mental health needs and resources, and refer staff/clients for such services as a component of the treatment plans.
Plan and facilitate staff programs to improve school staff community health.
Act as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
Evaluate clients' mental condition based on review of client information, interviews,
observation, tests, and collaboration with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
Develop and implement treatment plans based on DA, clinical experience and knowledge.
Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems in a wholistic approach.
Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives in a healthy manner and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
Counsel clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist them in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients' status.
Build clients/educational staff capacity to develop life plans to continue their focused self-work post treatment.
Maintain all professional licensure(s) required.
Maintain up-to-date client and program records as required by funders and agency.
Prepare monthly written reports on demographics, presenting issues, and outcomes, and summarizing project results, as required.
Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
Master's degree in Social Work or Psychology. Independent licensure as a LMFT, LICSW or LPCC and the ability to supervise. LPCs and LGSWs are also encouraged to apply.
Prefer candidate with five years of providing diagnostic assessment experience and therapy services to a full range of individuals from youth through adulthood, addressing a wide variety of problems and disorders, in a multicultural setting.
Must maintain professional licensure and/or certification throughout employment with this agency.
Must be able to work flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends due to the client base availability.
Must have reliable means of transportation and a valid driver's license. If you use your own vehicle for your work-related transportation, must have current vehicle insurance.
Must be a positive role model to staff.
Must have good written and oral communication skills and good organizational skills.
Must maintain agency, coworker, and client confidentiality.
Must successfully pass a background check.
Facilitate the overall awareness, growth, and psychological development of the client.
REPORTS TO Director of Student and Staff Support
PTO POLICY Support Based Administrative
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