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Early Intervention Therapist supporting PGCPS

Job Details

Silver Spring Office - Silver Spring, MD
Full Time
Health Care


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.

Job Summary

Thrive Behavioral Health is currently hiring social workers and counselors with active unrestricted Maryland an LCSW-C, LCPC, LMSW, LGPC or a similar license to work with Thrive's Prince George’s County Early Intervention team to provide clinical and behavioral support in the school and community. This opportunity does offer a NEW HIRE BONUS.

This position is geared towards students aged 3-17 years old that have behavioral problems at school creating a barrier to their accessing their full academic and social-emotional potential. Our goal is to be able to provide behavioral support in the school and home to reduce said behaviors.

The position is 37.5-38.5 hours a week, with some flexibility of scheduling and other benefits. Services will take place in the Prince George’s County School Clusters and Centers as well as students’ home. Therapist will be assigned to specific schools and will receive caseload referrals based on need. Therapist will integrate as an ongoing part of the school team and will attend any necessary meetings associated with caseload.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain active caseload list of program students
  • Attend meetings with school teams as it relates to active caseload
  • Assist in program development and related tasks
  • This position is paid hourly. Additional earnings are possible by completing additional services outside of this work.
  • Candidates should be able to collaborate effectively with a team of professionals.
  • Candidates should be able to interact in a professional manner, build productive & positive relationships with others, both internally and externally.
  • The successful candidate will confidently represent the agency and its mission.

This position is paid on an hourly basis but therapist may elect to have supplemental income through a fee-for-service model.



  1. Knowledge of industry standards: organization, theory, principles, and research processes, accreditation and regulatory standards, ability to assess clinical care requirements based on psychotherapeutic and human development principles, scope of practice and regulatory standards.
  2. Treatment knowledge: Provides therapeutic treatment to assigned caseload consistent with treatment plans and conducts effective therapy sessions on a regular basis using appropriate modalities.
  3. Able to work effectively with the client to implement solutions and model appropriate behaviors.
  4. Professional readiness: Issues related to self-awareness, diversity, ethics and continuing education.
  5. Knowledge of PC software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred.
  6. Understanding: code of ethics for respective profession and seeks consultation with supervisor when necessary.
  7. Written and oral communication skills; must be able to concentrate on work amid distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic.
  8. Must be able to work independently with little direct supervision in an unstructured environment with multiple demands.
  9. Reading and writing level that can clearly express or understand complex concepts, assessments, directions and processes or sequences of events-level equivalent to at least four years of college.
  10. Ability to represent the program well in interactions both inside and outside the facility
  1.   Working knowledge of DSM 5 diagnoses & has the ability to asses and diagnose according to DSM 5 diagnostic criteria.



  1. Demonstrates the ability to systemically collect, record and analyze data and other relevant interactive social systems, including mental status, special precautions (suicidality, homicidality, elopement); physical problems/medical acuity (withdraw and nutritional needs); and ethical concerns (social, religious, or cultural needs).
  2. Initiates/develops a treatment plan with specific goals and interventions unique to the needs of the patient.
  3. As guided by the treatment plans, implements appropriate interventions that promote, maintain, or restore physical and mental health and restores developmental progression in childhood & adulthood.
  4. Recommends special precautions (such as safety planning or crisis intervention) for children & adults, as needed.
  5. Evaluates the response of the child/adult/family to interventions in order to revise the plan, including discharge criteria.
  6. Knowledgeable of normative developmental milestones in accordance with chronological age.



Education, Training, and Experience Required:

1. Active, unrestricted and independent to practice in Maryland as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC), or Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist (LGMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified (LCSW-C), Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

2. Prefer CPR/FFA Certification.



  • 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



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:

  • 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)