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Therapeutic Coach (Therapist)

Company: The Monarch Institute
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


The Monarch School and Institute is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences-such as those associated with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, learning disabilities, Tourette syndrome, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, traumatic brain injury and seizure disorders. We offer a learner-centered approach that helps students progress in Four Core Goal areas.

The Therapeutic Coach serves on the interdisciplinary team made up of other professionals to provide student support services. The Therapeutic Coach Team member's primary responsibility is the fulfillment of the psychology services program consistent with the mission of The Monarch School. This person is supervised by the Director of Therapeutic Educational Support and is considered a member of the Therapeutic Coach Team and the day school faculty.


Minimum requirements - Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, education, or related field. (2 years clinical experience)
Must be Licensed Eligible - (In progress; full licensure preferred)


Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to instruct work with students/adults and manage their behavior
Ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with colleagues and students
Flexibility and ability to manage multiple roles and demands throughout the day


Therapeutic Coach will learn and implement the Monarch Integrated Methodology in order to strengthen relationship development with all students.

Assists Program Directors (PDs) with the admissions process by reviewing relevant application materials, supporting applicants during the day visit, and gathering information from Professional Educators to discuss with the admissions team.
Reviews assessment or admissions documents and briefs Professional Educators on individual strengths and needs of each student. This will occur before the first day of school, upon admission, and after reevaluations are acquired.

Working from the Monarch Levels System objectives, leads the treatment team (professional educators, parents, and student) in the development of a treatment plan that incorporates:

Learner strengths
Targets/objectives/skills within the 4 Core Goals ---
Methods to monitor student progress
Support plans to promote success in the classroom and at home, through the 4 Core Goals---
Specific therapeutic tasks and practice areas/zones in order to promote development in the Four Core Goals---

Supports student growth through individualized interventions, which may include:

Weekly coaching sessions for assigned students
Modeling/role-play/direct teaching
Individual or group counseling/psycho education as therapeutically indicated
Implementing therapeutic curriculum in assigned classrooms
Development and monitoring of home/school plans

In-vivo support of learners within the academic environment:

Crisis management
Clinical decisions about crisis situations/crisis response
Suicide/risk assessment
Helping students with self-care/accidents
Student support as needed (regulation, therapeutic, self-care, development etc.)
Direct services to students and teachers; Push-in therapeutic groups for students and modeling for teachers


Therapeutic Coaches collaborate with the Therapy Services department in order to ensure consistent language, actions and experiences for our students to support their therapeutic needs
Supports opportunities for student progress by building positive relationships and bridging opportunities between the programs within the therapeutic day school
Provides Professional Educators meaningful feedback in order to enhance implementation of the treatment plan and The Monarch School methodology
Supports Professional Educators in the development and implementation of all matters related to therapeutic intervention
Coordinates with outside professionals, given appropriate parental consent
Communicates with parents/caregivers regarding student progress in a professional, timely manner
Supports Professional Educators with carpool (starting, supporting throughout), field trips, and other activities as needed

Meetings and documentation:

Coordinates team meetings with parents
Attends all required student staffing's, in-services, and meetings as directed
Assists in the development of therapeutic services statements as directed
Submits reports, in a timely manner, as directed
Keeps accurate and timely therapy, meeting, and consultation notes


Receives supervision and carries out suggested actions/changes
Participates in presentations, demonstrations, and literature review on educational and psychological issues
Attends professional development as requested
Actively participates in a training environment for graduate students, and models professional and ethical behavior for these trainees


Coordinates data collection and interpretation for student progress monitoring
Supports educational faculty in development and implementation of schedules, field trips, and large group activities

Attends all necessary school functions and student social events after school as directed
Presence at student Camp for All retreats twice a year required
Helps to recruit new students and faculty to Monarch in course of travels through the community
Other duties as assigned

Keywords: The Monarch Institute, Houston , Therapeutic Coach (Therapist), Education / Teaching , Houston, Texas

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