Mental Health Therapist - RCDC-Southwest, KS (MHTher_RCDC_1-29-2021)

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TitleMental Health Therapist - RCDC-Southwest, KS
Posting IDMHTher_RCDC_1-29-2021

Greenbush - The Education Service Center is seeking applications for a Mental Health Therapist at Russell Child Development Center is Southwest, KS. 


Anticipated start date: April 1, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer


Purpose Statement:  The job of Mental Health Therapist was established for the purpose/s of assessing client mental health functioning; planning and implementing evidence-based therapy and/or interventions to meet client objectives; and providing recommendations and collaborative coaching support. 


Essential Functions: 

  • Assesses mental health strengths and needs for the purposes of goal-setting with the client, determining intervention approaches and making appropriate referrals and recommendations.
  • Provides high quality, evidence-based mental health therapy to clients that is designed to address their individual circumstances and needs.
  • Provides appropriate direct and consultative developmental services both in person and through telehealth (e.g. home visits, community sites, etc.) for the purpose of providing therapy in compliance with established practices, goals, and objectives.
  • Monitors progress and adjusts interventions and approaches indicating evidence of planning and progress toward client outcomes.
  • Assists clients in developing strategies for successfully coping with the demands of parenting to meet the developmental needs of their children.
  • Facilitates the development and maintenance of positive, healthy relationships between parents/caregivers and their children (e.g. parenting skills, community resources, support programs, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in forming healthy attachments, building trust, and using positive parenting strategies for healthy family functioning.
  • Provides resources for modeling and teaching positive parenting strategies for the purpose of assisting parents/caregivers in more effectively raising their children and providing safe and effective learning environments.
  • Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, caregivers, physicians, administration, team members, partner programs, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues, and providing services in conformance with established guidelines.
  • Consults with a variety of parties (e.g. parents/caregivers, team members, outside professionals, partner programs, etc.) for the purpose of providing requested information, developing plans for services, making recommendations, making or receiving referrals, and/or coordinating services with those of other disciplines.
  • Interprets reports for the purpose of providing information and/or ensuring intervention plans are appropriate and effective.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of manual and electronic documents, files, and records (e.g. progress reports, activity logs, billing information, outcomes, etc.) within required timelines for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference, providing information and/or compliance.
  • Participates in a variety of trainings, meetings, conferences, etc. for the purpose of staying current on best practices and approaches and conveying and/or gathering information relating to job functions.
  • Researches resources and methods, participates in continuous improvement professional development activities, and supports new approaches adopted by the agency (e.g. intervention techniques, service delivery approaches, assessment tools and methods, community resources and involvement, etc.) for the purpose of determining and providing appropriate and effective services for addressing client-identified outcomes.
  • Supports agency public awareness activities through agency contacts, distribution of materials, making presentations, writing articles, attending events, hosting visitors and attending meetings as needed.
  • Transports supplies and equipment to a variety of sites for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items as needed.
  • Adheres to all professional guidelines as outlined in agency and professional discipline policies.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements—Minimum Qualifications:


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  utilizing appropriate assessment instruments and techniques; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and occasionally working extended or nonstandard hours. 


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: stages of child development; adult learning styles; medical diagnoses; current interventions and approaches; pertinent codes, policies, regulations; and/or laws; concepts of grammar and punctuation; health standards and hazards; and safety practices and procedures.


ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, home visits, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment.  Flexibility is required to work independently and with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods.  Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups including interpreters; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment.  Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create actions plans. 

Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate.  Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  adapting to changing work priorities; developing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating with diverse groups; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; and translating information into meaningful learning activities.



Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding and/or collaborating with others; and operating within a defined budget.  Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions.  There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services. 


Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands:  some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally, the job requires 55% sitting, 25% walking, and 20% standing.  The job is performed under moderate to significant temperature variations, in the office, in a variety of home and community environments with varying levels of cleanliness, and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.  Regular travel with potentially significant drive time is required. 


Excellent benefit package:  Supporting employees and their families is important to Greenbush. We provide access to exceptional Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance options for all employees who work 20 hours or more a week. Additionally, Greenbush participates in the Kansas Public Retirement System (KPERS) and provides excellent 403B plan options. Greenbush contributes to each and every employees retirement plan by matching up to $90 a month for any Greenbush employee that contributes to one of the 403B plans. Employees also can participate in flex spending accounts and salary protection programs. All employees are provided with sick days, personal leave, and holidays subject to the length of their contract. Equal Opportunity Employer


In addition to the benefit package, Greenbush recognizes the importance of continued education throughout an employee’s career and offers the Greenbush Education Reimbursement Plan to support employees in their education endeavors. The plan provides an opportunity for any Greenbush employee working at least 1,004 hours per year to be reimbursed up to $1200 per contract year for tuition costs. Employees of Greenbush meeting the hour requirement can apply to participate in the program by completing the Tuition Reimbursement Application Form. In addition, Greenbush offers a Professional License Reimbursement Program, which provides full reimbursement for professional licenses with specific Kansas licensing authorities and other appropriate authorities (a complete list can be provided upon request).


For complete benefit package information, direct your questions to the individual listed under the Job Contact Information section.

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangeCompetitive salary commensurate with experience. / Per Hour
LocationRussell Child Development Center

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/16/2021

Job Contact

NameDeanna BerryTitleProgram Director