Spartanburg County School District 5Mental Health Counselor

Spartanburg County School District 5

Mental Health Counselor (566)

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Job Details

TitleMental Health Counselor
Posting ID566

Mental Health Counselor



  • Credentialed as Licensed Professional Counselor in SC or another state.  If credentialed   in another state, holds appropriate licensure and/or graduate degree (48-hour program) to apply for and receive Licensed Professional Counselor Credentials in SC.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with students.



The School-based Therapist will be responsible for providing services related to the delivery of mental health care to assigned clients (regardless of Medicaid eligibility) at the designated school location and will provide consultation services to the school staff to support the overall mental health goals of the school and district. Counsel with emphasis on prevention.  Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health.  Help students and parents deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse, stress, anger management, bullying, and self-esteem.



  • Provides direct mental health services to include intake assessment, individual/family/group therapy, risk assessments, and crisis intervention to assigned clients. Encourages clients to discuss emotions and experiences.
  • Provides direct and indirect services on site at the school facility.  Help clients define goals, develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
  • Coordinates comprehensive continuum of mental health services and wellness program implementation for designated school location.
  • Maintains regular contact with parent/guardian of each client. Refers clients to psychologists and other services as appropriate. Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing  with mental health and wellness issues.  Works with families,  probation officers, police and other involved parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
  • Completes master treatment plans, treatment plan updates, Medicaid and managed care authorizations.
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings at the designated school and with Special Services Mental Health Therapists/ Psychologists Team. Maintains a schedule of clinical supervision  appropriate to licensure.
  • Provides consultation for school staff regarding mental health issues including classroom observation and appropriate service determination.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of a comprehensive district mental health and wellness program.
  • Coordinates the district crisis team during after-hours as needed.
  • Completes 40 hours of continuing education every two years.  Focuses ongoing continuing education on trauma informed therapy and adolescent depression and suicide prevention.
  • Provides appropriate training in Peer Facilitated Wellness Programs, Youth/Teen Suicide Prevention/Intervention Models and suicide risk assessment to school staff.
  • Provides complete and timely documentation of support services rendered regardless of Medicaid eligibility.
  • Testifies in court as required.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.



REPORTS TO:  Director of Special Services




SALARY: Teacher Salary Scale


POSITION AVAILABLE:   Immediately   


To apply, please upload a letter of interest and a resume.



Statement of Non-Discrimination

Discrimination of all persons is prohibited with regard to employment and any other program or activity on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, color, immigrant status, English speaking status or disabling condition in District Five Schools of Spartanburg County as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. Section 504 Coordinator, Cathy Boshamer; Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Scott Turner.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date11/16/2017
End Date12/07/2017

Job Contact

NameCathy BoshamerTitleDirector of Special Services