Walker/Beacon High School is Hiring a Clinician (School Program) Near Watertown, MA
Position: Walker Beacon School ClinicianDepartment: Program OperationsLocation: Walker, Beacon Middle and High School, 917 Belmont St., Watertown, MA 02492Hours: 8 am-4 pmSummary of position: Masters-level Clinician in a Therapeutic School for Department of Mental Health-enrolled youth in need of therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming that supports youths social-emotional development and skill?building. Develop, organize, and facilitate activities and groups that are youth-guided, family?driven, and culturally competent, and support the ongoing operations of a structured, therapeutic milieu. Provide clinical services to youth and families, and clinical consultation to families, other staff, schools, and other providers to ensure that youth are working on and making progress toward identified goals. The clinician must be flexible and collaborative to best meet the changing needs of individuals and the Walker Beacon School community.Education and LicensureRequired: Candidate must possess a Masters degree in a relevant discipline such as: Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, or Social Work.
Candidate must possess an LCSW or equivalent or be license eligible. Valid drivers license to drive in Massachusetts required.ExperienceRequired: Experience in therapeutic treatment with latency-aged children and their families; proficiency in use of computer systems for clinical information management; excellent oral and written communication skills; and demonstrated ability to produce written reports in a timely manner.Preferred: Experience with assessment, goal-focused treatment planning, safety and crisis planning, and evidence-based treatment modalities. Previous experience working with youth who have serious emotional disturbance or have experienced emotional distress, trauma, or significant mental health challenges.Abilities Required: Ability to meet deadlines and follow through with multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to respond to and follow through with requests professionally.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to sit at work station for prolonged periods of time, consistent with OSHA suggestions and requirements. Ability to access different building locations, equipment, mailboxes, etc. Ability to attend offsite meetings and events.
Ability to lift packages up to 10 pounds. Ability to perform required function of Medication Administration Program (MAP), and must pass MAP certification. Ability to perform required functions of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and must pass TCI certification.Essential functions: 1. Work as part of a small multidisciplinary team with direct oversight and coordination of therapeutic programming and clinical treatment for up to 8 youth per day.2.
Complete comprehensive assessment of youths and families needs, strengths, and goals.3. Develop and implement goal-focused Individual Action Plans (IAPs) based on comprehensive assessment and review of youths Individualized Education Plan (IEPs).4. Assist staff in identifying creative ways to address youths IAPs and IEPs.5. Maintain consistent communication with family and all collaterals including schools, DMH, and other providers.6.
Comply with all documentation requirements regarding youths attendance, participation, and goal progress in the program.7. Provide clinical services to youth and families. Intensity of clinical services to vary based on youths and families needs.8. Provide clinical consultation to families, other TASP staff, schools, and other providers to ensure that youth are working on and making progress toward identified goals.9.
Lead or co-lead therapeutic activities and groups for youth and families, drawing on evidence?based interventions and practices (e.g., CBT), when possible.10. Conduct trainings for staff as needed, including but not limited to trainings on CBT and Positive Youth Development.11. Assist with transporting youth in the program vans, as needed.12. Regularly attend weekly supervision, staff meetings, and trainings.13.
Prepare for and facilitate youth-specific treatment meetings held at the program; also attend all required external meetings as scheduled by schools, DMH, and other providers.14. Other duties as assigned.Supervision to be received: Supervised by the Program Director.Supervision to be exercised: No employee supervision.All interested internal applicants must complete an application for promotion or transfer and forward to your supervisor as soon as possibleWalker is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.