Family Based Clinician will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 7-8 children/adolescents/families.  The Family Based Clinician will provide individual and family counseling and advocacy services to each client.  In addition, clinician will make referrals to community services for each child/adolescent/family.

 

Responsibilities

  • Report to clinical supervisor
  • Provide clinical counseling services for 7-8 children/ adolescents/families.
  • Provide a minimum of two weekly individual/family counseling sessions for each child/adolescent/family.
  • Develop a working knowledge of community resources and make appropriate referrals.
  • Advocate on behalf of child/adolescent/family with other community programs.
  • Participate in co-leading time-limited groups, as needed.
  • Make referrals to other community agencies such as clinics, employment/vocational centers, etc.
  • Provide ongoing support for family members when a referral has been made to an outside agency.
  • Submit weekly case notes and monthly reports to supervisor
  • Provide on-call services during the week and weekend
  • Other duties as required by director and immediate supervisor

Qualifications

  • Masters level required; License preferred; license eligible
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical setting working with children, adolescents and families with severe behavioral, social and emotional difficulties
  • Flexibility of scheduling
  • Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children’s systems and supports within the community.
  • Knowledge of and training in child development and children’s mental health experience.
  • Good listening skills
  • Nonjudgmental ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight.
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
  • Computer proficiency including ability to work with email and word processing software required.
  • MA driver’s license and vehicle required
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

Other Requirements

  • Clearing of background checks as required by state and federal law.
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