Clinician

School Clinician

We are a small, non-profit, therapeutic day school committed to helping students with social, emotional, and learning challenges reach their full potential. Our beautiful 27 acre campus is centrally located right off Route 128 in Weston with plenty of free parking. We offer competitive salary and benefits, free breakfast and lunch, and pretty cool swag! If you are looking for a meaningful career doing work that changes the lives of kids and families, a great company culture, good work life balance, opportunities for professional growth and career progression, and colleagues that value teamwork, humor, and dedication, then The Gifford School might be right for you! The Gifford School strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve, and employ. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone can expect to be treated with respect and dignity.

 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in social work or related clinical field, LICSW or equivalent licensure
    Minimum 2 years experience working with children/adolescents
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Proven communication, organization and writing skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Understanding of the therapeutic milieu

Schedule:

  • 12 months/full time
  • Salary and benefits, including vacation time, determined by the Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Have comprehensive understanding of each child, including psychological, home, school, community, culture, socioeconomic factors and learning issues
  • Provide clinical leadership and understanding of social emotional goals
  • Contribute program development and improvement in conjunction with long range clinical goals
  • Participate and collaborate in all appropriate leadership groups
  • Provide clinical consultation and training to staff and interns
  • Develop relationships with families, facilitate family meetings and provide short term intervention
  • Help develop and provide family services
  • Establish ongoing collaborative relationships with outpatient treatment teams, state agencies, support services and others working on behalf of students
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of students’ clinical needs and progress, including crisis intervention, as needed
  • Present and discuss cases at clinical consultation and facilitate clinical meetings with team
  • Implement recommendations from clinical consults
  • Respond to student behaviors in the classroom and throughout the milieu by utilizing Gifford behavioral systems
  • Utilizing Safety Care techniques, help maintain community safety
  • Attend some team meetings, contribute to IEPs and progress reports, as needed
  • Participate in intakes, as requested, including conducting genograms and present new students to staff
  • Plan and implement clinical and health groups
  • Supervise and evaluate clinical interns
  • Participate in weekly peer supervision and regular supervision with Clinical Director 
  • Ensure timely communication and documentation regarding incidents
  • Help maintain appropriate, comprehensive and confidential clinical records
  • Attend once-a month administrator led in-service training
  • Remain up to date (daily checks) with all internal email and voicemail messages
  • Participate in a few night meetings as required
  • Help maintain a safe, positive work and learning environment for all by adhering to the principles of conduct described in Gifford’s policy manuals and by treating all Gifford community members with fairness and respect
  • Understand and represent Gifford’s culture and mission to students, families and others

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

[email protected]

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