EAC (Education and Administration Center)
The primary role of the Licensed Clinical Therapist is to provide behavioral/mental health services to students within Academy District 20. This would include providing treatment of mental and emotional health issues and support and guidance for families.
A licensed professional who has the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that diverse student populations have equitable access to academic instruction and participation in school-related activities; develops, implements, and supports evidence-based services and/or specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of students; supports growth and development to close achievement gaps and prepare students for postsecondary and workforce success; has a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of the home, school and community, and collaborates with all members of the education team to strengthen those connections; through reflection, advocacy, and leadership, enhances the outcomes and development of students.
- Reports consistently for work as scheduled
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
- Applies knowledge of the ways in which learning takes place, including the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students
- Complies with applicable state and federal laws, district administrative policies, procedures, and practices, and location requirements
- Demonstrates high standards for professional conduct
- Demonstrates knowledge of effective services that reduce barriers to and support learning
- Demonstrates knowledge of school counseling and integrates evidence-based practices and research findings into services for students
- Demonstrates leadership in the school, the community, and the teaching profession
- Demonstrates mastery of and expertise in school counseling
- Demonstrates professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership
- Develops and implements services related to student needs, learning, and progress towards goals
- Engages students as individuals with diverse needs and interests, across a range of ability levels by adapting services for the benefit of students
- Ensures clinical documentation is completed in a timely manner and in compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Ensures professional formulation and documentation of diagnoses and care plans is consistent with the clinical presentation of the client, a thorough history and completed assessments.
- Ensures that students are supervised at all times
- Establishes and communicates high expectations and use strategies to support the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving skills, and self-advocacy
- Follows established policies and procedures regarding the health, safety, welfare, and education of students
- Fosters a safe, accessible, and predictable learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers
- Instructs, assesses, and differentiates for all students’ academic, social, emotional, and health needs
- Integrates and utilizes appropriate available technology to engage students in authentic learning experiences
- Links professional growth to professional goals
- Maintains accurate records
- Manages materials and supplies
- Models and promotes effective communication
- Models appropriate conduct at all times
- Monitors progress toward treatment goals and adjust treatment plans accordingly.
- Performs all aspects of client care in an environment that optimizes client safety.
- Performs duties as directed by supervisors and administrators
- Performs non-instructional duties as directed
- Plans and delivers effective services in an environment that facilitates learning for students
- Provides community referrals and consults with other professionals.
- Provides diagnostic assessments and formulates treatment goals and plans with clients.
- Provides effective and professional, evidence-based, individual, group and family therapy.
- Provides non-emergency crisis intervention services when a client is determined to be a danger to self or others.
- Provides services aligned with state and federal laws, local policies and procedures, Colorado Academic Standards, the organized plan of instruction, and the individual needs of students
- Responds as directed and as necessary in safety and/or crisis situations
- Responds to a complex, dynamic environment
- Supervises volunteers and paraprofessionals where applicable
- Supports and establishes safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environments for a diverse population of students
- Understands and responds to diversity within the home, school, and community
- Uses and integrates technology to support professional responsibilities, instruction, data interpretation, and student learning
- Uses effective conflict resolution
- Uses feedback and reflects about professional practice to improve teaching and learning
- Utilizes formal and informal assessments to inform planning and service delivery
- Willing to work flexible schedule to include evenings and Saturdays. Part time applicants are welcome.
- Works alongside the school staff to provide a systems-approach to care for the student. This includes regular communication and collaboration with school personnel that provide mental health support in the building where client/student is enrolled.
- Works collaboratively with the families and/or significant adults for the benefit of students
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
- Ability to use technology to improve instruction and learning, and to interpret test data
- Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision
- Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
- Communicates effectively with students and adults in a wide variety of settings
- Computer proficiency including office productivity applications
- Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
- Demonstrates effective organizational and time management skills
- Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible
- Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
- Grade level, content/subject area, and inquiry-based skills
- Knowledge of and experience with how technology integration supports learning
- Knowledge of Colorado Academic Standards, curriculum, standards-based instruction, assessment, and differentiation
- Knowledge of effective classroom and positive behavior management
- Knowledge of Special Education, other educational programming, and associated legal requirements as related to the needs of the students assigned to the teacher
- Knowledge of the academic, emotional, physical, and social development of students
- Promotes a positive climate, culture, and community
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
- Student-centered and relationship-focused
- Understanding of data privacy laws and their implications for the educational community
- Willingness to participate in ongoing training as required
- Must have sufficient language skills and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing to implement and document the services provided to clients accurately and professionally.
- Experience working in a therapeutic setting with children and adolescents.
- Knowledge and experience in using trauma-informed psychotherapeutic models and interventions. Training in a variety of evidence-based practices for children and adolescents is strongly recommended. These may include but not limited to CBT, DBT, EMDR, Art Therapy, Brain spotting, Solution-Focused, and/or Play Therapy.
- Knowledge and experience in administering the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale and writing safety/care plans.
- Strong familiarity with DSM V and diagnostic techniques
- Knowledge and experience of school culture preferred.
- Excellent communication skills and team collaboration to support a multisystemic and multidisciplinary approach with schools.
- Must be able to perform and understand active listening, ethical conduct, social perception, service orientation, complex problem solving, writing, monitoring, judgment, and decision-making skills.
- Knowledge and experience in electronic note taking and record keeping platforms such as Simple Practice.
- Bilingual preferred
- Knowledge and adherence to HIPAA, FERPA regulations.
- The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
- The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
- The incumbent is required to work normal school/work hours and/or days.
- The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
- The incumbent operates primarily independently and frequently with others in a professional school environment indoors regularly and outdoors occasionally.
- The incumbent routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment.
- The incumbent is directly responsible to provide for the health, safety, and welfare and education of students, ensuring students are under supervision at all times.
- Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
- Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
- Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
- The job is very active and regularly requires periods of standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing while on duty. While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is regularly required to talk and hear.
- Typical demands require staff to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and may be higher for some assignments depending on position and student need; climb stairs, ladders, and/or stools; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer keyboards; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects; and physically restrain students when necessary.
- The incumbent frequently is required to use hands and fingers, handle or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
- The position requires the ability to speak and to be understood, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.
- Bachelor’s (Baccalaureate) degree (e.g., B.A., A.B., B.S.)
- Master’s degree in counseling, social work, education, or related behavioral health field (M.A., M. ED, M.S., MSW, MFT)
- Some Experience using various treatment modalities appropriate for children, adolescents, and families
- Some Experience working in a team environment
- MFT – Marriage and Family Therapist
- MFTC – Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate
- LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
- LPCC – Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
- PSY – Licensed Psychologist
- PSYC – Licensed Psychologist Candidate
- CSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- LSW – Licensed Social Worker
- 1+ years clinical experience in a behavioral health setting
- Special Services Provider License: Initial – Colorado Department of Education
8.0 hour(s) per day
230 days M-F
Full-time – Regular
United States of America (Exempt)
New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:
- A letter of application which states why you feel you are qualified for this position, and your background and experience relating to this position
- A current resume
- Three current letters of recommendation (i.e., less than one year old)
- Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts (in color, readable, and reflecting official status where applicable)
- Salary Offers $65,600 - $75,600 a year