The School Based Clinician is responsible for the provision of diagnosis and evaluation, psychotherapy, community supports and service planning and coordination to children in crisis, with severe emotional and behavior disturbances in a school based setting. The services provided will target to improve social skills, emotional regulation, problem solving and the overall mental health service goals for the child. The clinician will develop and maintain close working relationships with internal and external professional staff to provide coordinated, quality services.
Provide clinical assessments and interventions for students and families.
Provide individual, group and family therapy, based on emotional need, maintaining a full case load, based on mental health standards and ethics.
Provide follow-up and implementation of reintegration plans for clients who are returning to school from hospitalizations and/or facility stays; and comprehensive follow up to all clients served.
Enhance awareness of mental health needs, services, and to promote community understanding and response to mental health problems.
Make home visits to support families. Facilitate communication between agencies on behalf of the client. Attend team meetings to plan and monitor services. Provide case management, collateral contact and social support, as needed.
Assists family to locate and appropriately use community resources, agencies, organizations and team members to coordinate services and monitor progress toward treatment goals.
Provides consultation services to teachers, community partners, and school personnel, as needed. Consultation can be educational or evaluative. Also provides consultation and support to staff.
Completes and submits all documentation in accordance with specific deadlines, including but not limited to progress notes, assessments, discharges and service referrals.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Vermont State licensure preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation with personal automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the State of Vermont.
2-3 years' experience providing mental health services for diverse range of school-aged children living with serious emotional disorders required.
Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Outlook required.
Able to function autonomously in stressful situations and make appropriate assessments in coordination with a multidisciplinary team.
General knowledge of community resources, standard models of service coordination, and/or experience working in a variety of human services settings.
Must demonstrate superior listening, communication and writing skills.
Ability to work effectively as a team member within the agency and the community.
Structured and organized to support those in crisis and in need.
CCN is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: $2,000 sign on bonus
Internal Number: 10003
About Community Care Network
COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK is a mid-sized non-profit Community Mental Health Agency located near the foothills of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont.We offer competitive salaries, an innovative and supportive work environment, and the opportunity to grow, all while making a difference in the lives of those who need us most. At CCN you’ll find more than a job. You’ll find work that matters.