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Mental Health Therapist, Weekdays, The Lourie Center School

Adventist HealthCare
Rockville, MD
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

Job Details

The Lourie Center School, part of the Adventist HealthCare system, is currently seeking an experienced Mental Health Therapist in Rockville, Maryland who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness is a private, non-profit agency with a mission to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training. The Lourie Center School is a special education day school for K-5th grade.

As the Mental Health Therapist you will:
•Provide individual and group therapy to school students using multiple modalities such as play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
•Provide parent contact, psychoeducation, and collaboration to promote adaptive social/emotional functioning and developmental growth of special needs students and their families.
•Participate in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training and assist classroom staff by supporting students during crisis situations, including at times either physically restraining children or being a support in the management of crises.
•Participate in team meetings for the purpose of case review and planning for the students and their families, staff meetings, and in-service training programs.
•Communicate with/informs team members regarding any significant changes/crises that have occurred outside the school environment such as medication changes, recent family stresses, etc.
•Communicate with outside mental health and health professionals regarding medication, family issues, and social-emotional status of students.
•Develop with interdisciplinary team members and parents, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each child.
•Complete documentation such as IEPs, FBAs, BIPs, quarterly progress reports, and related services logs/case notes.
•Attend initial, interim and annual IEP meetings scheduled with local education agency personnel.
•Continue professional education by attending training institutes, local and national conferences, or by taking coursework.
•Receive clinical supervision on a regular basis from the Clinical Director of designated senior clinician.
•Participate in workshops sponsored by the Lourie Center for professionals in the community and share information concerning advances and trends in the field with Lourie Center staff.

Qualifications Include:
•Master's degree in social work.
•A minimum of one year of post-master's degree experience.
•Experience in working jointly with a range of families and young children with disabilities.
•Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Maryland.
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

For more information about The Lourie Center School, visit:

#GR8 Mental & Behavioral Health

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if needed, may elect to be vaccinated at any community pharmacy or location offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing. ("Nicotine products" include, but are not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products, hookah, and nicotine replacement products (e.g., nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges, etc.).

Equal Employment Opportunity
Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. AHC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.


We are a faith-based healthcare organization, based in Montgomery County, Maryland. We are the largest employer in Montgomery County with over 6,000 employees! Our comprehensive approach to caring for our community includes three acute-care hospitals – Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center and Fort Washington Medical Center – as well as two Physical Rehabilitation hospitals, Outpatient centers, Imaging Centers, Urgent Cares, Home Care Services, Employer Health Programs and Physician Networks. We are nationally recognized and honored especially for our Cardiac, OB, Cancer, Stroke, Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Mental Health services. Our mission is to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. At its core, our mission expresses who we are, why we exist and the purpose behind what we do. These words are reflective of God’s character as outlined in the Bible and honor the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s long-standing commitment to healing. You will also find that many of the beliefs and standards of conduct at AHC are universal beliefs that are recognized across many faith traditions.

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820 West Diamond Avenue
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