School Based Mental Health Clinician
$35,000-38,000 + Benefits (Full –Time)
The UPM Camden School Based Mental Health Clinician will be responsible for providing trauma-informed mental health services to children and families. Counseling is intended to promote enhanced school functioning and overall well-being. The Wellness Center mission is to help reduce the impact of toxic stress. This is implemented through our Wellness Model: Eat Well, Live Well, Do Well which promotes healthy lifestyles through a holistic framework. The School Based Counselor is an integral part of the Wellness Team, providing direct support to students at UPM Schools.
Essential Job Functions
1. Provides direct mental health services to student population, including intake/crisis assessments, individual, group and family counseling. Counseling may focus on academic, emotional, behavioral, or developmental issues to promote enhanced school functioning.
2. Consults with parents, classroom teachers, school principal and other school personnel on a regular basis to maximize effectiveness of services.
3. Assists in the ministry-wide assessment of mental health needs, developing appropriate strategies and individualized treatment plans.
4. Serves as a resource consultant in assessing family needs and linking them to other community service agencies for coordination of long-term care, to address needs that extend beyond the scope of the Wellness Center.
5. Provides consultative services to staff and assists in the development of individual and group interventions. Provides staff training, support and monitoring to promote integration of Wellness measures across departments
6. Facilitates socio-emotional learning groups and developmental skills classes throughout the year. Utilizes the results of ACE’s survey and identified needs of the current student population (i.e. grief groups, youth with family members who are incarcerated) in coordinating groups and curriculum.
7. Integrates latest research on youth development and school counseling in treatment and stays abreast of current changes and trends in the field.
8. Maintains clearly detailed student records and case notes on each student receiving services. Responsible for collecting, tracking and inputting data to assure outcomes are met. Data is used to measure the frequency and effectiveness of services being provided.
9. Requires flexibility in assisting youth and families (as part of the treatment team) outside of the parameters of the regular work schedule (9-5) when emergencies arise.
10. Performs other duties as assigned by Wellness Director.
11. Attends ministry-wide meetings, including but not limited to All-Staff meetings, Emergency Family Fund Committee Meetings, faculty meetings and Children’s Youth Ministry meetings.
12. Participates in Urban Promise events and fundraisers. Assists with fundraising events, including providing grant writing assistance.
Essential Job Requirements:
Master’s degree from an accredited University or College in the field of Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a highly related Human Services field. License preferred.
A minimum of five years’ experience working with youth in a counseling or mental health capacity. Preferred educational setting.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Google, Outlook and other computer applications.
Can lift 1-5 lbs.