Posted on
November 11, 2021

Expiration Date
Until Filled

Job Description
Day Treatment Teacher

10 months; part-time; partial benefits
4 hr./day

KNOWLEDGE and QUALIFICATIONS: · To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility and essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual will hold a valid driver’s license and have reliable, insured transportation.

Job Qualification

  • Must hold valid NC teaching license!
  • EC certification preferred but not required
  • Prior successful teaching experience with emotional/behavioral disorder students is preferred
  • Experience in an educational program for at-risk students and experience working with multiple grade levels preferred

SUMMARY: The Day Treatment Teacher provides a full range of education services for up to thirty at-risk students aged 5-18 and in grades k-12in a therapeutic day treatment setting. Students are receiving mental health services and are experiencing significant behavioral, social and academic difficulties. The combined mental health and educational goal is to successfully transition students back to their home school.

  • Ability to assist and teach students on multiple grade levels k-12
  • Ability to assist with on-line learning
  • Ability to remain calm, focused and in control when working with students, parents, guardians, and County School staff members who may be difficult and challenging to engage
  • Ability to assess situations and act swiftly and appropriately and with sound judgment for the safety and wellbeing of students and staff
  • Ability to assist, console and manage students who may be emotional, distraught, or frustrated
  • Ability to retain classroom control when difficult and challenging behaviors are present
  • Ability to assess and communicate effectively with local schools and or point person on a student’s academic progress or lack thereof.
  • Ability to organize students work and send back to home school within a timely manner and to meet grading deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond verbally, and in writing to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from parents, administrators, school staff, community partners and the public
  • Ability to write student status reports and attend any need Child and Family team meeting when academies are in question.


The following are the Responsibilities and Essential Functions of teacher duties; however, any one position may not cover all responsibilities and essential functions and may not cover all duties an employee is expected to perform.

Planning and Preparation:

  1. Be a supportive, collaborative and knowledgeable member of the therapeutic and academic steam
  2. Follow the created plans for instruction set out for each student from their home school.
  3. Design classroom set up to meet children’s needs
  4. Prepare and assist in the transition of students to the day treatment program and for the successful transition to their next educational
  5. Manages time to complete student’s required education paperwork on a timely basis
  6. Maintains safe, secure and positive learning environment
  7. Creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport, establish a culture for learning and manage student behavior equitably and fairly
  8. Implements Individual Education Plans and 504-behavioral plans Personal Education Plans by Adapting and modifying student curriculum and instruction
  9. Supervises children in a group setting
  10. Completes all required paperwork within prescribed timelines


  1. Communicates and consults regularly with students and families and other team members regarding student academic and behavioral performance
  2. Communicates with other specialist/team members through telephone, meetings and in writing
  3. Communicates clearly and effectively in a variety of situations, including difficult ones, with agency staff, district staff, parents and the public
  4. Exercise tact, diplomacy, independent judgment and aptitude for handling and processing privileged information with professional

Gaston Adolescent Center Gastonia, NC, USA

Benefits Offered
Dental, Life, Medical, Vision
Employment Type

Job Description
****Sign On Bonus $1000.00******
Mental Health School Based Therapist

Gaston Adolescent Center, Inc., is looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support by “Making Today’s Dreams Tomorrows Reality”. We are currently recruiting for the following positions Mental Health School Based Therapist (SBT)

School based therapist – is a 10 months per year (based on the Gaston County School Calendar); reimbursement based on meeting 25 billable sessions per/ week productivity standard or 60% of billable rate. Therapist will work in 1-4 schools each week providing individual and group therapy for elementary, middle and/ or high school students. Employee will be eligible for medical insurance and paid time off after successfully completing a 90 day probationary period.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW) (or closely related degree/LPCA/LMFT).
  • Must have a North Carolina license. LCSWA/LPCA/LMFTA or be fully licensed.
  • One year experience in behavioral health or the educational field. Internship and practicum time included.
  • Knowledge and experience in providing individual and family therapy utilizing evidence based treatment models preferred
  • Must be Medicaid/MCO billable, or have ability to become eligible.
  • Demonstrates ability to work as an effective member of a multi-disciplined team.
  • Must have a current driver’s license and insurance. Demonstrate proven sensitivity to the various cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of consumers and their families

Position Summary: The Therapist has the primary responsibility to develop, direct and monitor treatment for all clients, and their families assigned to their caseload.

Essential Job Duties

  • Facilitate therapeutic and psycho-educational groups.
  • Engage families in services, and provide parent education information and inclusion in attainment of the client’s treatment goals.
  • Conduct and complete comprehensive assessments that meet medical necessity and diagnostic requirements for treatment.
  • Develop individual treatment plans with goals based upon the findings in the comprehensive assessments.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner with progress notes and monthly updates recording the progress on goals.
  • Provide individual/family therapy based on current needs and treatment plans of each client
  • Maintains current records on each child in accordance with agency policies and state regulations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with families, referral agents, and other interested parties, (i.e., judges, schools, DCBS, DJJ, and other referral agents) regarding children’s treatment.

Other job duties as required.


  • Medical Plan (BCBS)
  • Dental Plan (Companion Life)
  • Vision Plan (Community Eye Care)
  • Short & Long Term Disability (Companion Life)
  • Voluntary Life Coverage (Companion Life)
  • Sign on Bonus

Job Type: Full-time