Counselor - Full-time, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Lakeside’s In-School Counselors are crucial to providing essential support to students with behavioral health or special education needs. The services they provide have proven to be an invaluable resource as both a prevention strategy for students at risk of being out-placed, intervention, or as a component of transition for students returning to public school from an alternative, mental health or juvenile justice placement.
In-School Counselors are equipped to work with all school-age children attending public school. Student eligibility criteria are established by the school districts in which In-School Counselors work. Students typically served include those with behavioral health and/or special education related needs such as, but not limited to:
Anxiety and depression, Crisis intervention, Transition support, Hospitalization and placement aftercare, Emotional or behavioral support, Substance abuse, Social skill development, Conflict and anger management, Decision making, Problem solving and self-advocacy, Attendance and academic accountability
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or a related mental health field.
- Must be licensed as a mental health care professional (LSW, LCSW, LPC or LMFT).
- Compassionate and caring of students and families.
- Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with students, families, colleagues, and community resources.
- Empathetic and supportive with mentorship and leadership skills.
- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with multiple students and expectations.
- Self-directed, self-motivated and able to work independently.
- Excellent time management skills; organized and able to prioritize.
- Able to organize and manage files, schedules, dates, and information.
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).