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Children's MYPAC Therapist
Job Code:2017-FORREST -003
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Education:Master's Degree

PBMHR has an opening for a Children's MYPAC Therapist. Position will be based in Hattiesburg, MS but will provide services within the Pine Belt. On- call duties required.

MYPAC (Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock) addresses the unique needs of those who could benefit from a more personalized service. MYPAC staff partner with families, youth, and community resources allowing families the most successful outcome possible within their home and community setting. This program provides an alternative to traditional psychiatric residential treatment.

For 40 years, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has served individuals throughout the Pine Belt.  Through an extensive continuum of care, we strive to enable adults with serious mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with an addiction or developmental disability to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.  Our nine county service area includes Forrest, Jones, Lamar, Covington, Greene, Jeff Davis, Marion, Perry, and Wayne Counties.  


  • Master's degree in behavioral health field required
  • Graduate intern in behavioral health field required
  • Clinical license preferred (LPC, LMFTA, LMFT, LMSW, LCSW) or must be able to obtain a therapist certification with the MS Department of Mental Health
  • Must have valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Reliable transportation needed to provide services in the community

  • Work Experience/Skills:

  • Behavioral health experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Behavioral health internship required
  • Independent work ability
  • Excellent communication skills required

  • Responsibilities:
  • Provides clinical therapy support services and emergency services to consumers and their families. 
  • Assists the youth in establishing realistic therapeutic goals appropriate to the problems presented.
  • Demonstrates the ability to conduct a mental status exam when necessary.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the consumer served.
  • Provides written record of youth’s progress through the therapeutic process. 
  • Provides community education services as needed.
  • Provides the care needed as required by DMH and PBMHR standards.