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Therapist - School Based

Hopewell Center for Children | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

A professional mental health staff serves a growing caseload of 2,800 patients, of which greater than ninety-five percent are chronically mentally ill and suffering from major psychiatric disorders. Hopewell Center operates a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center and a Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for adults and youth. Many services are provided at schools. Emergency services, including a crisis bed and mobile outreach, are available twenty-four hours per day. A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, and support staff work diligently to carry out the mission of providing comprehensive care to patients and their families.

ALM Hopewell Center has an immediate opening for a Therapist (School Based).

The mental health professional is based in school districts in the St. Louis area. They serve as a liaison between children/families and schools, and provide a wide range of services, depending on the needs and expectations of each individual school district and school.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a consultant to systems’ staff, providing information on a wide range of mental health topics.
  • Provide Targeted Case Management (TCM) that include, but are not limited to, monitoring and linking of services identified as determining the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the child and family (DMH).  Provide support to the individual child and family to help them cope with stressors related to serious emotional disturbance.
  • Actively collaborate with other systems’ staff regarding assigned children and their families, and participate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to advocate for the mental health needs of the child/family.            
  • Monitor child/family participation and progress in organized treatment programs to assure the planned provision of service according the child’s individual treatment plan.
  • Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in all treatment plan reviews of children.

Direct Clinical Services:

  • Collaborate with families and systems to develop Individualized Child and Family Plans.
  • Provide crisis intervention and critical incident stress management services.
  • Provide parenting education when appropriate.
  • Maintain contact with children who are hospitalized/respite/residential and participate in discharge planning and necessary collateral contacts.
  • Provide skill building training as appropriate and as goal directed (anger management, communication, social skills)
  • Provide mental health consultation and mental health education to school staff
  • Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member.


Masters degree in mental health related field as recognized by the US Department of Education and minimum of three (3) years applicable experience. LCSW or LPC a must or Licensed eligible