LCSW – School Based Services

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide clinical and administrative oversight to a diverse clinical school based treatment team to ensure staff receives appropriate supervision and support. Maintain and enhance ongoing delivery of school based mental health treatment services as well as associated community partnerships. The school based services include comprehensive therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and their families. Support the ongoing training and development of supervisees as well as the implementation of specialty treatment initiatives. Oversee the management of team operations and work to maximize efficiencies while insuring the highest quality of care possible for the individuals we serve as well as the meaningful engagement of staff members. This position will be located at Dahlia Campus and will be part of a collaborative school based health center program with Denver Health and Denver Public Schools. Provide support to the entire school community including children, parents, staff and administrators. Be a consultant to staff members and also provide a wide range of prevention, early intervention and treatment services to the students and their families. Treatment services will include mental health assessments, intakes, case management and group/individual/family therapy. Will need to demonstrate skills related to building meaningful relationships, maintaining good boundaries and being responsive to the needs of a diverse community.

Salary Range: $60,000/yr. – $70,000/yr.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide both clinical and administrative supervision for Child & Family Outpatient Clinicians.
  • Work with individual team members to solve day-to-day clinical issues and to optimize service delivery to meet the needs of the individuals and families we serve.
  • Plan, organize, and manage day-to-day operations of the school based team.
  • Facilitate and manage the hiring process for clinical and support positions on the team.
  • Provide input and feedback regarding individual team member performance in terms of strengths and opportunities for growth. Conduct disciplinary discussions and actions as necessary.
  • Coordinate training and foster development of clinical staff to ensure a consistently high quality of care with an emphasis on ongoing growth and learning.
  • Insure that standards of quality and efficiency of services and documentation are met.
  • Collaborate with fellow Mental Health Center of Denver programs, community partners, and referral sources through prompt and regular communication to enhance the services offered to those we serve.
  • Support the collection of all required outcome, evaluation, and billing data.
  • Lead and actively participate in weekly team administrative meetings and clinical supervisions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Child and Family Director of Operations and Community engagement and Child & Family Leadership Team.
  • Provide support to teachers and building staff including stress management, de-escalation techniques, behavioral change strategies and other topics as needed.
  • Provide support to building staff as they strive to enhance supportive environments for students.
  • Coordinate client’s use of other agency programs and outside community resources.
  • Coordinate billing and modify treatment program in accordance with insurance coverage, plan provisions, and individual’s ability to pay.
  • Participate in agency meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.

EDUCATION: LCSW, LPC or LMFT required.

EXPERIENCE: 4 years direct clinical experience with children & adolescents from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Two or more years of clinical supervision experience preferred. English/Spanish bilingual preferred.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Self-motivated and directed, demonstrate strong relationship-building skills, have experience with infrastructure development and hold a high value for diversity.
  • Ability to establish collaborative partnerships with therapists and fellow community organizations.
  • Ability to assess needs of children and their families and develop supportive engagement and therapeutic treatment recommendations.
  • Knowledge of mental health diagnosis (DSM-V), treatment interventions, and psychotherapy modalities (with particular expertise in children, adolescents, and families).
  • Knowledge and expertise in the realm of clinical supervision.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Flexibility, adaptability as well as the ability to focus attention on workflow processes, procedures, budgetary guidelines, and documentation/productivity standards.
  • The ability to laugh with others and have a sense of humor.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge of prevention and early intervention programs/practices. Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Familiarity with the DSM V and diagnostic techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may be required.
  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Yes

PHYSICAL REQIUREMENTS: Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.


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