Hob: Summer Program Part-Time Clinician

Collaborative for Educational Services

97 Hawley Street

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Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is looking for a Part-Time Clinician to join our summer program at HEC Academy in Northampton, MA, which serves students with social/emotional/behavioral challenges and learning disabilities. This individual will provide a full range of psychotherapeutic services to students within a special education day school setting, and work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team. This is a part-time, seasonal position from July 6 - August 10, 2018, with the possibility of continued employment for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Department: Special Education
Title: Summer Program Part-Time Clinician
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Clinical Coordinator
Salary: Scale

Purpose: The Part-Time Clinician will provide a full range of psychotherapeutic services to students within a special education day school setting.

Essential Functions:
- Provide weekly-scheduled direct psychotherapy in accordance with professional and ethical standards
- Plan, prepare, and facilitate weekly skill and support-based psychoeducational groups
- Provide crisis assessment, support, and management, as needed
- Be responsible for and facilitate student access and use of the therapeutic learning center, accountability process, and related supported time, as well as Internal School Suspension
- Collaborate with staff on the development and implementation of social, emotional, and behavioral curriculum
- Provide therapeutic support to milieu as needed, including: supporting all students, and facilitating conflict resolution
- Consult with and assist teachers in developing behavioral and therapeutic intervention plans, Individualized Education Plans goals, and progress reports
- Identify and make recommendations for ancillary treatment that may be needed by individual students (i.e. drug counseling, family planning, crisis intervention)
- Provide introductory, outreach and referral services to parent/guardian(s), as needed
- Plan, prepare, and participate in relevant IEP development, including goals and benchmarks
- Complete all required clinical documentation, including: session notes, weekly logs, and medicaid billing
- Submit for review all group, class, and other plans, attendance, etc. with clinical director
- Establish and maintain communication with psychiatrist, probation, after school treatment programming, and Department of Mental Health
- Maintain daily communication with the clinical director around students, staff, and milieu

Additional Responsibilities
- Attend scheduled staff and clinical meetings
- Submit purchase requisitions, timesheets, and mileage sheets in a timely manner
- Maintain own licensure consistent with professional development and training requirements
- Assume additional responsibilities as directed by the Clinical Director or designee

Minimum Qualifications:
- State licensure in Psychology (Health Service Provider), Social Work (LICSW or LCSW), or comparable license or status
- Minimum of one (1) year of counseling experience serving children and adolescents with special educational needs

Physical Demands:
- Requires mental and emotional stamina to endure job stress in the performance of duties
- Requires good physical condition and stamina for periods of sitting or standing, and/or to physically intervene (e.g. escorts, restraints, lifts) in emergency situations per training protocols

Working Conditions:
- Requires adaptability and flexibility in meeting daily program needs
- Requires the ability to maintain composure and professionalism in response to emotionally-laden, challenging, and/or offensive student behaviors, which may include verbal abuse or physical aggression
- Student behavior may be threatening; staff will be trained in non-violent intervention techniques
- Students with health care needs may need constant monitoring and specific protocols; staff will be trained in areas as needed by the program nurse

Terms of Employment:
- Part-time seasonal position: July 6 - August 10, 2018 with the possibility of continued employment for the 2018 - 2019 academic year
- 10 hours/week, Monday – Friday (between the hours of 9:30am – 12:30pm)
- This position is not benefits eligible

CES is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome candidates from all cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Candidates whose backgrounds are well suited to understanding and addressing the need of the diverse student populations we serve are encouraged to apply.