Career Opportunities

Families First of Palm Beach County

Therapist - Behavioral Health Services (BHS)

School District Co-located Mental Health Professional/Community Therapist

SUPERVISED BY:    Program Supervisor     

CLASSIFICATION:                   Salaried – Nonexempt


Under appropriate supervision, management and monitoring will provide effective therapeutic services to students attending a school under the Palm Beach County School District (PBCSD) and their parents/caretakers inside the school setting.  BHS staff works as an integral team member with the school district, the families and providers in a wrap-around concept of care.


  • Master’s Degree in one of the following: Required
    1. Marriage and Family Therapy
    2. Mental Health Counseling
    3. Social Work
  • Registered Intern with a MSW, MHC or MFT degree with license secured within two years of becoming employed with Families First of PBC.
  • Preferred experience to include three years’ in a clinical setting with children/students and families.
  • Specific knowledge of child development, attachment theory and psychosocial development.
  • Knowledge of dynamics of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and substance abuse.
  • Experience working in a school setting preferred
  • Experience in home visitation services preferred
  • Knowledge of mental health diagnoses
  • Knowledge of psychotherapeutic approaches and current evidence-based relational therapeutic approaches
  • Comprehensive and strong clinical foundation in human development and systemic approaches
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
  • Capacity to work as a team member in a family driven wrap around concept of care
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Ability to provide confidential services in a school and/or the family’s home or at a community location preferred by the family
  • Ability to be racial and culturally sensitive to all populations


  • Contact referrals in the required time frame set forth by the PBCSD.
  • Build rapport with school district personnel, determine students’ needs and complete an initial bio-psychosocial.
  • Maintain on-going communication with the referral source and any other partners participating in the child and family’s treatment and care.
  • Complete the assessment, initial diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatment plan reviews, and reports for schools and court as requested or required.
  • Make appropriate referrals as agreed upon with the child and family.
  • Maintain agency confidentiality procedures and NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and complete invoicing information as required by the BHS; complete all required documentation in the agency’s electronic health record (EHR), or medical record on clinical documentation.
  • Work closely with the child and family as well as providers within the BHS system of care.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director or Program Supervisor, requiring a sign-off on all bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment plan and progress notes.
  • Ensure that the following are done according to program policies and procedures within indicated time frames:
    • A bio-psychosocial assessment.
    • A family driven plan of care and progress notes.
    • Therapeutic treatment plan updates and all notes.
  • Carry a caseload of 18-20 students in a local school


  • Participate in all operational and program development meetings with BHS.


  • Ability to take direction given by Program Supervisor or Clinical Director.
  • Comprehensive and strong clinical foundation in child and family development
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong relationship building techniques
  • Clarity of role and function in professional relationship
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Time management skills
  • Effective communication and people skills
  • Ability to perform critical thinking techniques
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Computer knowledge
  • Meet reporting deadlines

Please fax resume to 561.881.3827 or email