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School Based Mental Health Therapist at Palo Alto Unified School District

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Job Information

Date Posted: 4/1/2020 Application Deadline: 6/5/2020 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 10 Months
Salary: Range 52 on Classified Salary Schedule Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Stacey Ramirez Email:
Location: Palo Alto Unified School District
Department: Special Education Department - Middle School
Benefits: 100 percent Employee Self

Job Summary

Job Summary

QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: • A Masters Degree or higher in counseling, psychology, clinical social work, or a closely related field; • PPS credential desired but not required; • Satisfactory work history; • Successful experience demonstrating tact, courtesy, positive attitude and maintaining cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work; • Possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license. Licenses and Other Requirements: • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Certification/License • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) • Marriage Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Mental Health Therapist Supervisor and with coordination of the site Principal, the School-Based Mental Health Therapist I is responsible for providing site based clinical services related to the delivery of mental health care to assigned students at the school location. Provides consultation services to the school staff to support the overall mental health goals of their assigned students. May also consult about students receiving special education services at the school. Specific Duties Include the Ability to: • Encourage students to express their feelings [using various therapeutic techniques, including play therapy] and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships; • Guide students in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems; • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports; • Counsel students, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, maladaptive behavior, adjusting to life, and making changes; • Collect and assess information about students through interviews, observation, and tests; • Act as student advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications


          Application Deadline

          6/5/2020 11:55 PM Pacific

          Date Posted



          Number of Openings



          Range 52 on Classified Salary Schedule

          Length of Work Year

          10 Months

          Employment Type

          Full Time


          Palo Alto Unified School District


          Special Education Department - Middle School


          100 percent Employee Self