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School Based Counselor (Lancaster Schools)

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Summary of Position Function

Provides outpatient behavioral health treatment services to youth in an embedded school-based mental health program. Ensure clinical interventions to support children and adolescents with substance use disorders, mental health disorders and/or co-occurring disorders in accordance with regulatory requirements. Provides assessments, treatment planning, counseling and crisis interventions for youth and their families.  Serves as a collaborative partner with the school district and school leadership to support the integration of services.

COMPENSATION: $60,000 – $75,000/yr

Education Requirements

  • Master’s Degree preferred commensurate with required licensing
  • Educational qualifications must match regulatory requirements


  • Experience must match regulatory requirements
  • Two (2) years experience working with children and adolescents in a clinical setting
  • Preferred: Two (2) years experience working in an outpatient clinic

Must possess a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

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Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership of the embedded school-based program, coordinating with the school district to support the referral of and coordination of care of the district student population
  • Provides direction and leadership in the development and execution of the school-based mental health program
  • Collaborates with the school district leadership to support the initiatives of the collaborative relationship
  • Provides all services in accordance with agency requirements and regulatory expectations
  • Knowledge and demonstration of agency core values in day-to-day activities
  • Meets productivity standard of 100% annually
  • Meets documentation timeliness standards
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use technology and appropriate use of support
  • Follows Agency policies and procedures
  • Completes yearly update trainings
  • Handles intake calls and performs initial assessments commensurate with regulatory requirements
  • Develops and reviews client individual action plan, objectives, and methods consistent with assessment of problem
  • Conducts individual, group and family sessions
  • Coordinates services with other staff and other agencies
  • Implements established treatment plan and provides assigned professional interventions
  • Coordinates with collaterals and family members to encourage their participation in client’s treatment as well as their own treatment, if needed
  • Serves as resource person/consultant to other service providers in identifying clients for referral and works cooperatively with other providers to assure linkage of clients with appropriate services
  • Prepares reports, maintains clinical files, participates in training and provides statistical materials
  • Assures that advocacy, linking, expediting and related activities are carried out as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Must possess one of the following:

  • Licensure as a Social Worker and two (2) years experience
  • Limited Permit or Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor and two (2) years experience

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