Day Treatment Psychotherapist – Our Little Academy


The Day Treatment Psychotherapist (DTP) provides therapeutic support and interventions designed to optimize a child’s emotional and behavioral functioning in the Day Treatment setting. The DTP is a full-time member of the treatment team, and is integrated into all of the therapeutic activities and team responsibilities. The DTP provides individual psychotherapy for up to eight day treatment students.  The DTP reports to and is supervised by the Program Manager of Our Little Academy Day Treatment.


  • At least three years of experience in providing therapeutic services, including individual, family, group psychotherapy, and/or behavioral interventions, to the emotionally and behaviorally disordered young children and their families. Experience working in a school/classroom setting highly preferred.
  • A master’s degree in the mental health field of clinical social work or psychology.
  • A licensed mental health professional, LPC, LCSW or Licensed Psychologist.
  • Knowledge of crisis management, de-escalation, and debriefing techniques, and the implementation of positive behavioral strategies.
  • Ability to develop and integrate therapeutic curriculum and developmentally appropriate pre-academic activities to children ages 3-6 years.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills with history of successful performance as a team member in a group setting.
  • Ability to implement physical safety interventions with children up to 60 pounds.
  • Ability to traverse flights of stairs.

Certification Requirements:

  • Maintain all necessary trainings and renewals for professional licensure.
  • Complete 6 hours of SCM training (every year)
  • Complete 12 hours of DSS mandated trainings (every year)
  • Complete 6 hours of in-person diversity training (every 2 years)
  • Receive CPR/AED/First-Aid training and maintain certification (every 2-3 years)
  • Complete training in safe food procedures and maintain certification (every 5 years)

Overview of Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Psychotherapy
    • Provide individual psychotherapy for up to eight children weekly.
    • Create individualized treatment plans and quarterly updates for up to eight psychotherapy clients.
    • Facilitate daily therapy groups for up to 8 children.
    • Participate in parent/guardian consultation, psychiatric consultation, and treatment planning.
    • Monitor and update all clinical documentation in a timely manner, including case notes, treatment plans, and clinical reports on all assigned clinical activities in accordance with internal and external reporting requirements as outlined by OLH, state, federal, and professional guidelines and standards of best practice.

Other Duties

  • Coordinate therapeutic and behavioral interventions with the Program Manager and Educational Therapists which consist of clinically planned techniques and strategies that promote the development of healthy coping skills, adaptive patterns of interacting with others, and appropriate responses to internal and environmental stimuli.
  • Create and implement daily social/emotional activities or other enrichment activities during the therapeutic day.
  • Participate in weekly OLA team meetings and bi-monthly clinical case consultation.
  • Perform the duties of other staff members when they are absent for off-site for training, meetings, illness, etc.
  • Assist in daily food serving and cleaning procedures.
  • Administer medications as prescribed by a doctor.
  • Participation in company committees including PQI teams and other committees as requested.
  • **Other duties as necessary

Send resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Thomas, MSW, LCSW

Day Treatment Program Manager