School Based Outpatient Therapist (Full Time- Anderson County)
Title:School Based Outpatient Therapist (Full Time- Anderson County)

RIDGEVIEW, a not-for-profit community mental health center based in Oak Ridge, TN, has an immediate opening for a School-Based Therapist in Anderson County.  The ideal candidate may be scheduled during the school year only or on a year round basis depending on the candidate's preference.

Ridgeview has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by Knoxville News Sentinel. Ridgeview is a place where staff want to work, a place where staff are valued and appreciated, and a place where staff are proud of the impact they are making toward the improvement of people's lives. At Ridgeview, ultimate job satisfaction is derived from co-workers, clients, and the realization that we are part of carrying out Ridgeview's mission.

"Where life's complexities are met with hope"



Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.  License preferred. Experience in a school setting preferred. 



STAR (Students Together Advancing Resiliency) School-Based Therapist is a 10-month, school-based outpatient therapist position that will conduct assessments, individual, family and group sessions at designated school locations.  Responsible for the delivery of outpatient clinical services, consisting of assessment, diagnosis and treatment (individual, family and group sessions) in a school-based setting.  Serve as a mental health liaison between Ridgeview, school staff, student, families and the community.  If the candidate desires year-round employment, summer breaks will be in our regular outpatient setting.




  • Facilitate the awareness, growth, and psychological development of the client
  • Build rapport with the client through empathic listening, caring, and warmth
  • Be authentic, genuine, and transparent
  • Play a significant role of resolving serious issues and conflicts within the family
  • Encourage and motivate individuals to tackle their problems effectively
  • Provide a safe environment and establish a warm, comfortable therapeutic culture



Ridgeview offers a full line of benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long-Term Disability, Holiday Pay, Vacation and Sick Leave, Life Insurance and Wellness Plan. Ridgeview is an approved National Health Service Corp site. Loan repayment for qualified behavioral health and primary health care providers is available.

Ridgeview is an equal opportunity employer. Ridgeview conducts Background Checks, Motor Vehicle Records, License/Degree Verification, and Drug Screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check and driving record.

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