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Mental Health Professional

The Florida Center of Early Childhood

This is a Full-time position in Sarasota, FL posted March 17, 2023

Hiring for Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice/North Port locations

For 40 years, The Florida Center for Early Childhood has been a leading provider of therapeutic services, early education, and healthy development for children in southwest Florida. Its programs focus on infants and children through fifth grade who are at-risk academically, socially, or economically. The Florida Center provides developmental therapies, mental health counseling, and the Starfish Academy preschool in Sarasota and North Port. The organization also offers Healthy Families, a home-visiting program that guides parents who need assistance. The state’s only Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders clinic is located at the Sarasota campus, offering evaluations for individuals of all ages who may have had prenatal exposure to alcohol. As needs continue to grow in our community, The Florida Center is committed to helping local children and families overcome their challenges and reach their full potential. Due to recent program expansion, the Florida Center for Early Childhood is hiring multiple Full-Time School-Based Mental Health Therapists for Manatee County Schools AND Sarasota County Schools (Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, North Port).

Our clinicians are based in the elementary school and are fully integrated into the school team.

As one of our clinicians, you will:

Meet with caregivers for biopsychosocial assessments, including diagnosis
Involve client, family, and other team members in treatment planning
Provide individual/family counseling
Consult with and coach teachers and school staff regarding mental health strategies
Participate in interdisciplinary school team meetings
Complete timely documentation to Medicaid standards
Join monthly/bi-monthly peer support and whole group clinical meetings
Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

Master’s level clinicians, who are either licensed (LCSW, LMHC) or registered clinical social work or registered mental health counseling interns working towards licensure.

In addition to a benefits package, The Florida Center offers:
Competitive wages
Bonus per productivity
Free Qualified Supervision for Registered MH Counseling and Clinical SW Interns
Continuous training opportunities

A trauma-informed management style where our talented employees feel safe, valued and respected. The Florida Center for Early Childhood was named a Top Workplaces Sarasota-Manatee winner by Sarasot Herald Tribune after ranking 3rd in the mid-sized
business category, and received a special managers award for encouraging staff to learn and grow.

Typical Work Conditions:

– School & office environments, automobile, and community.

Typical Physical Demands:

– Requires individual to perform a broad range of activities.
– Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination.
– Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
– Ability to lift 30 pounds. Occasionally requires working under stressful conditions or working
irregular hours.
– Requires seated work at desk, including use of a computer. Ability to drive.

Salary: $48,500 to 53,000 per year