AltaPointe Health Systems

  • Therapist , School Based (9 months)

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/20/2018 9:26 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    Children's Outpatient Services - Mobile
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Children's Outpatient Services provides treatment for children and adolescents and their families and is intended to improve and maintain a child’s or an adolescent’s stability in the community. Treatment focuses on problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication evaluation and management, case management, in home intervention, case consultation and summer day treatment services. The type of treatment is highly variable and depends upon the individual’s existing symptoms and developmental level.


    A School Based Therapist works in the Public School System to provide all administrative, clinical and mental health services for the consumers. They provide individual, group, family, and play therapy. They also provide outreach services to the consumers and family members.


    Essential Functions

    • Provides all administrative, clinical and consultative mental health services within one or more school settings
    • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
    • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV- TR diagnosis
    • Formulates appropriate treatment plan, based on CANS,  along with consumer and family/guardian, as indicated
    • Provides individual, group, family and play therapy mode, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
    • Provides outreach services to consumers and their families according to their needs
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members, school personnel and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
    • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning
    • Completes treatment plan reviews
    • Provides clinical supervision as directed
    • Adheres to professional code of ethics
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent specific competencies
    • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
    • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    • Actively works to enhance clinical skills
    • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
    • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments
    • Documents measurable and specific goals in the treatment plan
    • Documents in a clear and concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals addressed, services, and techniques used
    • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals
    • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
    • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards(at least an average of 110 hours of billable services monthly)
    • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
    • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
    • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
    • Adopts a team work approach with coworkers
    • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
    • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
    • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
    • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
    • Maintains current license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), if applicable, and attends regular workshops and in-services


    Master’s degree in a mental health discipline with completed relevant internship and practicum. 


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