Family Service & Guidance Center of Topeka, Inc.

  • School Based Clinician

    Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
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    # of Openings
    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Family Service & Guidance Center
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    Regular Full-Time (w/ Benefits)
    Out-Patient Therapy
  • Overview

    Family Service & Guidance Center is a non-profit community mental health center that specializes in meeting children’s unique needs.  We have been improving the lives of children in Shawnee County and across Northeast Kansas for over 110 years.  At FSGC, you’ll be rewarded every day, knowing that you’ve helped improve children’s lives.  We have an exciting opportunity for a licensed professional!


    The School Based Clinician is primarily responsible for providing individual, family and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents and families.  The Clinician works closely with the client, family, teachers, school professionals and treatment team to identify treatment goals, objectives and discharge criteria.  Work will be primarily in the schools in Shawnee County. 


    **Take advantage of receiving a $2,000 sign-on bonus paid in two tiers!**


    • Complete admission assessments per agency procedure for all new, or returning, clients.
    • Facilitate individual, family, or group psychotherapy processes (and meet the Center’s productivity expectation).  Psychotherapy processes may be provided in the office, client home, school or community.
    • Provide crisis intervention with families as deemed appropriate.
    • Work collaboratively with the client, family and treatment team to identify treatment goals, objectives and discharge criteria.
    • Be familiar in the philosophy of WrapAround Services both for the purpose of assessing needs and delivering services.
    • Participate in weekly team meetings for the purpose of case assignments, case review, individual case planning and collaboration with team members.
    • Complete clinical documentation (admission assessments, Progress notes, 90 day progress reviews, outcome measures, etc.) in compliance with time lines established by the Center's Quality Assurance standards as well as those set by funding sources. Clinicians are also expected to stay informed of agency developments by reading memorandums and other agency related written communication.
    • Provide clinical oversight of clinical cases and direct treatment among multiple FSGC providers when assigned the role of primary provider.
    • Respect and demonstrate ability to maintain client confidentiality.
    • Act as an ambassador of Family Service and Guidance Center in the community setting.  This may include doing public educational and informational presentations.
    • Supports and actively promotes the vision and mission of Family Service and Guidance Center and the philosophy of the strengths perspective. 




    • Master’s degree in a recognized mental health discipline
    • Valid license to practice in the state of Kansas required; advanced licensure preferred.  LAC also preferred.
    • Active membership in professional organizations strongly encouraged


    • 2+ years experience with children and families in school based services required
    • Passion and desire to work with children and adolescents


    Work Environment:

    Position will primarily be based in schools.  During the summer months, this position will be a community based position.  Office environments may include:  school, agency and community-based working environment; requires flexible schedule; frequent interruptions occur; expected to deal with individuals in crisis; potential risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out (verbal and physical) children and youth.  


    Background checks and drug screen required.



    This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, including 3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) with employer match and more! 



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