Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Special Populations, the School-Based Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker is responsible for developing, coordinating, and facilitating comprehensive mental health programming at their assigned school. This may include providing direct support to students, coordinating resources for families, coordinating data-driven interventions and programming, and facilitating professional development for staff and parents. This position furthers the mission of PCS as it helps ensure that all students have the tools they need to learn.


The Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker will have responsibilities such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Selects and administers age appropriate assessment methods and materials in order to determine the needs of the student.
  • Develops and implements direct intervention strategies for students, teachers, and families to resolve stressors and remove barriers that interfere with student success.
  • Conducts specialized individual and group counseling sessions to address specific emotional, social, and behavioral needs of students.
  • Mobilizes and coordinates community resources for students and families to address academic, behavioral, emotional, and social needs.
  • Develops and creates strategies for parents, teachers, and students on instructional and behavioral issues.
  • Develops and builds community agency partnerships with service providers to expand resources available to students and families.
  • Provides crisis management services, including assessing for safety.
  • Advocates for student services and students’ best interests.
  • Provides case management services including, but not limited to, referrals to community resources, collaboration with other professionals.
  • Provides trainings and workshops to teachers, school staff and parents
  • Serves as a liaison between the student, home, school, private counseling facilities and community resources such as social services, court services, and family service agencies.
  • Acts as a member of the school and district crisis response team.

Must hold one of the following license types: LPC-I, LPC, LPC-S, LMSW, LCSW, or LMFT

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)