The Child Mind Institute is recruiting a licensed Social Worker for its Student Success Program. The Student Success Program brings school-wide mental health supports and evidence-based treatment groups to students throughout the San Mateo area. Community-based clinicians in the Student Success Program provide mental health screening, school-based consultation, and small-group treatment to children in elementary and middle schools. Clinicians in the Student Success Program have the opportunity to work closely with Bay Area educators and school administrators and provide trainings on a variety of topics to support evidence-based strategies for improving student mental health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a developing and innovative program and will be able to contribute to a dynamic, collaborative team.
Reporting to Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach, this is an exempt, full-time position located in our San Mateo office.
The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-Certified company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with match, flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks program.
Provide observation and screening of children presenting with mental health issues in the school setting.
Consult with school staff and school-based mental health professionals regarding the implementation of interventions related to trauma, behavior, social skills, or emotional stress.
Conduct evidence-based group therapy for students who have experienced traumatic events, focused on decreasing symptoms of posttraumatic stress and improving functioning and quality of life both at home and at school
Consult with educators and school staff on implementation of strategies to reduce mental health symptoms and promote school success.
Facilitate class-wide workshops focused on resilience-building mental health modules drawn from cognitive-behavioral techniques.
Provide teacher training workshops in various settings around San Francisco, covering topics such as Educator Stress Reduction and Trauma-Informed School Support.
Other related duties as assigned by the Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach.
Masters degree from an accredited program in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy.
Current masters-level California licensure allowing for independent practice and delivery of mental health services. There will be an opportunity to earn clinical hours under supervision if needed.
Exceptional clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health disorders, in addition to demonstrated experience in engaging families and educators in treatment.
Demonstrated expertise in at least one evidence-based intervention for posttraumatic stress with an interest in learning additional interventions.
Demonstrated experience with public speaking to a variety of audiences, including educators, school administration, and parents and caregivers.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups.
Motivated self-starter with great attitude, flexibility, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Able to work under pressure to prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines within a fast paced and changing environment.
Flexibility to work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines.
Strong teamwork ethic; positive, flexible attitude; ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities.
Passion for the Child Mind Institute mission.
Please upload your resume and cover letter during the application process.
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About Child Mind Institute
Organizational SummaryThe Child Mind Institute (CMI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for the world's children to enable them to reach their full potential. We are committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with the information they need to get help, hope and answers.