• 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


  • 12 months/full time

  • Salary and benefits, including vacation time, determined by the Executive Director


  • 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

  • Attend intern seminar as requested

  • 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

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