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School-Based Program Therapist supporting PGCPS

Job Details

PGCPS - Maryland
Full Time
$42.85 - $44.00 Hourly
Health Care


***Apply now before the (up to) $3,000 bonus opportunity expires. ***

Thrive Behavioral Health is currently hiring social workers and counselors with LCSW-Cs, LCPCs, LMSWs, LGPCs, or similar who have an active, unrestricted license through the state of Maryland to work with Thrive's Prince George's County School-Based Program.

We are looking for licensed therapists to provide social, emotional and behavioral support in the Prince George’s County School System. This position is geared towards students between Pre-K and 8th grades that have social, emotional and behavioral problems at school. Our goal is to be able to provide social, emotional, and behavioral support in the school to reduce said behaviors. The position is approximately 37.5-38.5 hours a week, with some flexibility of scheduling and other benefits. Additional work is available outside of the PGCPS contract. The therapists will provide professional development, consultation and support to school staff and administrators and services will take place in the PG County School Clusters. This position does not require home visits.

**There are a handful of schools open throughout PG County, so if this location isn't ideal, ask about the others.


· Fully licensed in the State of Maryland through the Social Work or Professional Counselor boards

· Experience with a younger population of 4 years old and up

· Must be familiar with multiple intervention types

· Able to form strong connections with integral school staff and families

· Able to provide consultation and plan formulation for specific behaviors interfering with classroom success

· Able to work with Thrive staff to develop and implement school-specific trainings on managing behavioral health concerns of student

Bilingual clinicians are strongly encouraged to apply!

*This position follows the PGCPS schedule with approximately 185 work days.

· Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Maintaining an active caseload list of students

· Attend interest meetings with the school-based team

· Assist in program development, professional development, and related tasks

· Candidates should be able to interact in a professional manner, build productive & positive relationships and collaborate effectively with others, both internally and externally and collaborate effectively.

· The successful candidate will confidently represent the agency and its mission.

This position is paid hourly and is NOT based on a fee-for-service structure. EXTRA INCOME CAN BE EARNED ON A FEE FOR SERVICE BASIS

  • The essential functions of this job include the following physical and intellectual demands:
  • Frequently sit, stand, and or walk
  • Regularly driving a motor vehicle
  • Frequently hearing, seeing and speaking
  • Regularly typing
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • The ability to work in a fast pace environment with potential for stressful situations
  • Comprehends and performs job duties at a reasonable pace while using attention to detail
  • Concentrates, formulates plans, and makes decisions
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The organization cannot control all environments in which a therapist may encounter outside of the Thrive office space, however, staff are encouraged to notify management to determine if there are reasonable options available. Examples to consider include but are not limited to, temperature/humidity of the site, places to sit while providing therapy, smoking and/or pets in the home, and a private environment to provide therapy. You may be exposed to other allergens.
  • Due to the nature of the industry, working in the evenings, approximately 7:30-8:00 pm, may be expected

Thrive Behavioral Health provides individual, family, and school-based therapy services to adults, children and families in homes, schools, and community settings. We serve clients throughout Central Maryland. Our diverse team of clinicians take a proactive approach to treatment by meeting with clients via telehealth and in neighborhoods, homes, and schools to reduce the barriers to traditional mental health treatment. Thrive also has clinic-based programs in Rosedale, Catonsville, Millersville, Bel Air and Silver Spring.

The Thrive team is committed to the goal of maintaining a culture that supports its staff that represent a wide range of lived experiences, skills, and training. Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.


The mission of Thrive Behavioral Health is to provide quality mental health services to individuals and families with a focus on reducing traditional barriers to accessing treatment and ensuring a high level of collaboration with our community partners.

We are committed to treating patients and their families with the highest regard and respect for patients to work toward reaching their highest growth potential in their therapeutic process. This is accomplished through the strict adherence to the highest ethical standards of care and policies and procedures set forth by the Maryland State Department of Health and the Joint Commission.

  • Thrive Behavioral Health ensures all clients are treated with compassion, respect, and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.
  • Thrive Behavioral Health employees are competent and responsible personnel who adhere to a strict code of professional ethics which include but are not limited to the prohibition of fraternization with patients, exploitation of patients, or any criminal behaviors.
  • Thrive Behavioral Health provides clients with accurate and complete information regarding the available services including the program rules, regulations, goals and objectives of the program.
  • Appropriate provision or referral to alternative treatment modalities is made at any time before, during, or after treatment if they are requested or the client’s needs are out of the scope of our practice.
  • Thrive Behavioral Health will ensure that discharge from treatment is conducted in accordance with Maryland COMAR and the Joint Commission standards.
  • Thrive Behavioral Health adheres to both COMAR and Joint Commission environment of care standards.
  • Thrive Behavioral Health will take all necessary and appropriate measures to maintain individual client records and information in a confidential and professional manner.
  • Thrive Behavioral Health strives to maintain positive relations with the surrounding community and pursues every reasonable action to encourage responsible behaviors and community safety.

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It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60_1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5 (a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • No Cost Clinical and Administrative Supervision
  • CEU Opportunities, including free and reduced costs
  • Health-m/d/v through Carefirst
  • HSA
  • FSA (health & dependent care)
  • 401(k) retirement with a company match
  • AFLAC insurances including but not limited to: Short and Long Term Disability; hospitalization; etc.
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)