Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
Job Description

Summary

Wediko School-Based Clinicians provides a combination of school-based or office-based therapy, family therapy, and group therapy; school-based clinical support to students and classrooms; support groups; psychoeducation; psychological assessment; supervision; and professional development.  Most services are provided primarily in schools during the school day. 

 Essential Functions

  • Provide therapy utilizing best practices, culturally competent, trauma informed, and evidenced based models. Monitor progress and effectiveness of service plan to include updating the plan as indicated.
  • Provide clinical services, as assigned by program directors (assignments may include work sites outside of the Greater Boston area)
  • Ongoing collateral contact with family members, school personnel, and/or other involved parties to support treatment planning
  • Maintain current client records and documentation according to Wediko and licensing standards (i.e. psychosocial assessments, service plans, quarterly reviews and progress notes)
  • Meet performance goals for a full-time role, based on expectation of 30 hours per week of direct service (as defined by each individual’s assigned tasks)
  • Maintain up-to-date clinical records on clients
  • Comply with utilization review process
  • Be available to assist in crisis situations, by phone and/or in person
  • Participate in program trainings, meetings, workshops, talks and office hours
  • Work 40 hours per week; with Monday through Friday availability for assignments
  • Work according to the school calendars from September 1, through June 30, taking vacations when assigned schools take vacations
  • Work on days when the assigned school is in session, making up missed days if possible and those other assignments appropriate to the position as determined by the Program Director

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate Level degree in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or related field.
  • Valid professional license
  • Experience providing therapy and/or clinical services to youth with serious social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
  • Knowledge of trauma’s impact on development and functioning; ability to produce a diagnostic formulation; evidence of excellent organizational skills; self-reliance.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Abilities Required

Abilities Required

  • Ability to work at a computer for use of basic word processing software, including Excel, as well as health record management systems.
  • Ability to integrate culturally responsive frameworks and practices in their work
  • Able to adapt to new and evolving situations
  • Organizational skills including time management, record keeping, and prioritizing
  • Able to maintain and inspire an optimistic outlook when faced with resistance to change and challenging situations
  • Able to adapt to new and evolving situations
  • Estimated % of required travel for work: >3%

Additional Requirements

  • competence in verbal and written communication in fluent English
  • excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • reliable transportation to and from job sites.

Physicality of Role

Clinical staff must be able to go up and down stairs; to carry needed supplies to work sites; to work in shared office space; and to participate in de-escalation, crisis intervention and/or physical restraints (in some roles) of children or adolescents.   Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, limitations related to the disability and the ability of Wediko Children’s Services to accommodate the limitation. 

 Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Equal Opportunity

At Wediko, our goal is to be a diverse, community-based workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve.  At Wediko Children’s’ Services, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

 

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Job ID: 240097073

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Wediko Children's Services

Wediko Children’s Services is home to some of the country’s most passionate and dedicated child development professionals who help children and families increase safety, strength, and resiliency. Our leading professionals come from a broad spectrum of educational backgrounds including clinical psychologists, social workers, neuropsychologists,...
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