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Catholic Charities of TN

School-Based Clinical Therapist

Catholic Charities of TN


Job Summary

Catholic Charities is seeking candidates for the position of a School-based Clinical Therapist to work under the supervision of the Program Managers and according to contract specifications with the school. The School-based Clinical Therapist is responsible for providing counseling services to children and families, supporting the principals of their school, and providing classroom workshops related to social-emotional development.

This position will provide counseling services to Immaculate Conception School in Clarksville, TN 37043 (2 days per week) plus an additional ½ day of off-site meetings and planning time for a total of 18.75 hours per week.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be present on campus (approximately 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) for the contracted days per week at assigned school(s) from mid-August through mid-May or according to the school contract.
  • Provide ongoing counseling and/or workshops not to exceed 7 sessions per day.
  • Communicate regularly with parents or guardians, including obtaining written authorization to work with their child.
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to referring faculty members and principals on the status of work with the children and families.
  • Assess children for referrals to other community resources.
  • Make referrals to other agencies and individuals according to agency guidelines when the counselor is unable to meet the needs of the client.
  • Maintain a record of activities and submit timely and accurate reports to the Compliance Program Manager and to the assigned school.
  • Maintain current records on all assigned cases according to agency guidelines.
  • Consult, at least once a week, with the Clinical Program Manager.
  • Plan and provide one major in-service in August of each year to school faculty.
  • Develop and implement groups to meet the needs of the children.
  • Attend departmental and agency meetings or trainings, as required.
  • Maintain accurate client and program records regarding services provided according to Agency guidelines, using the database(s) provided by the agency and within Agency’s time frame.
  • Actively participate in supervision sessions, periodic team meetings, and training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Experience working with children in a family setting.
  • License in Social Work or a related field from the State of Tennessee s strongly preferred or working towards it (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LMSW, MMFT, LPC-MHSP).


  • Knowledge of human behavior and ability to use various methods and techniques of crisis counseling with children and their families.
  • Ability to relate to and work with emotionally upset individuals.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the public and staff.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and follow tasks through to completion.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and/or meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with extreme professionalism.
  • Successful completion of criminal background screening.

Additional Information


  • Paid time off and thirteen (13) paid holidays.
  • 403B plan with company match.
  • Pension plan paid by the agency.
  • Health insurance, vision, and dental coverage.
  • Employee Assistance Program & Wellness support.
  • Voluntary benefits.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a resume and a cover letter detailing interest, desired salary, and available start date to: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1886155/CATHOLIC-CHARITIES-OF-TENNESSEE-INC/Clinical-Therapist.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee is an equal-opportunity employer. Catholic Charities does not discriminate in regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Satisfactory completion of a background and reference check is required.


  • Date Posted: August 20, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Working Hours: 18.75 hrs./wk.