We have several positions available within our contracted schools as well as under a new grant through the State of Vermont. Hours may include some evening hours.
The School Based Social Worker/Clinician position is
responsible for providing Diagnosis and Evaluation, Psychotherapy,
Community Supports and Service Planning and Coordination to children and families to assist in meeting the
overall mental health service goals the Community Care Network. The
clinician will develop and maintain close working relationships with internal
and external professional staff to provide coordinated, quality services.
The School Based Social Worker/Clinician under the AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)
grant will work in partnership with State and Local Educational Agencies to
build/expand capacity in the school setting to increase awareness of mental
health issues among school-aged youth; to provide training for school personnel
and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to
mental health issues; and connect school-aged youth, who may have behavioral
health issues, with their families to services.
- Provide diagnosis and
evaluation, psychotherapy, community support, service planning and service
coordination to at-risk clients.
- Assist school
personnel with coordinating interventions with clients.
- Provide individual,
group and family therapy based on need (divorce, grief, etc.) and in accordance
to mental health standards and ethics.
- Participate in
meetings as necessary (staff, trainings, school, community forums, etc.).
- Maintain documentation
of services provided in a manner consistent with all regulations and standards
of funding and accrediting bodies.
- Increase and improve
access to culturally competent and developmentally appropriate school- and
community-based mental health services to school-age youth through screening,
referral, treatment and follow-up services.
- Develop and follow a
documented protocol that improves access to mental health services for family
members who may also need treatment or parenting support, such as co-location
of mental health staff in school buildings after hours and during summer break.
- Equip schools with the
ability to immediately respond to the needs of youth who may be exhibiting
behavioral/psychological signs of a severity indicating the need for clinical
intervention using established protocol.
- Develop and implement
a documented crisis response protocol in partnership with local education
agencies for timely mental health crisis evaluation and stabilization services,
including root cause analysis support post incident.
- 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
Knowledge, Skills and
- Master's Degree in
Psychology, Counseling or Social Work required.
- Vermont State
licensure preferred, not required.
- 2-3 years' experience
providing mental health services for diverse range of school-aged children
living with serious emotional disorders required.
- 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.
- Successful completion
of a criminal history background check after hire.
- Proficient with
Microsoft Word and Outlook required.
- General knowledge of
community resources, standard models of service coordination, and/or experience
working in a variety of human services settings.
- Structured and
organized to support those in crisis and in need.
- Ability to make a
positive first impression with clients, team members and outside agencies and
presents a professional image - as reflected in the employees' work attire and
CCN is an equal