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  • Mental Health Therapist

    Job Locations US-OH-Ravenna | US-OH-Kent
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing individual and group counseling to clients in day treatment facilities.  Duties will include meetings with parents/guardians of clients ,school district personnel, county agencies and representatives from other mental health agencies for for purposes of intake, assessment, and treatment coordination.  The Mental Health Therapist will see clients at the Ravenna and Kent locations.


    • Ohio licensure required LSW, LISW, LISW-S, PC, PCC or PCC-S
    • Knowledge of child and family development, individual/group/family counseling techniques, solution-focused, short-term treatment techniques, and mental health diagnoses (DSM-5).
    • Knowledge and understanding of special education labels used on Individual Education Programs (IEP).
    • Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
    • Good written and verbal skills.


    Position Responsibilities



    • Collect information about clients through interview, observation, and assessment tools
    • Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
    • Counsel clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes
    • Act as client advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
    • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.
    • Plan, organize and lead structured programs of counseling, work, study, recreation, and social activities for clients
    • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed on order to comply with changes in clients’ status.
    • Monitor clients’ use of medications

                    Record Keeping

    • Maintain confidential records relating to clients’ treatment.
    • Oversee therapeutic services and the documentation that it accompanies said services.
    • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports in the required timeframe.
    • Maintain compliance with all laws and regulations governing the practice of counseling, social work and marriage and family therapy in Ohio.
    • Comply with all Agency policies and procedures including CARF.



    • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
    • Meet with families, probation officers, and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
    • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
    • Conduct weekly meetings to collaborate with the clinical team.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

    *Work is performed primarily at REACH Main Office, field offices, court, and other community based settings.

    *Hours of operations are primarily 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Occasional late afternoons. No weekend or holiday requirements.



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