Behavioral Health Clinician (ERMHS)

San Anselmo, California, United States | Hunt School | Full-time

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AGENCY PHILOSOPHY

At Side by Side Youth Services, we seek to improve the welfare of children and youth by helping to provide the resources, support, and skills they need to develop along a healthy, age-appropriate pathway. All of our services are rooted in these core principles: 1) a strength-based approach that believes in the value and worth of each client as an individual, 2) acknowledging the importance of family relationships and encouraging positive and ongoing engagement with families, peers, and communities, 3) engaging children and youth in a developmentally appropriate manner that promotes resilience, self-efficacy and positive self-concept, 4) recognizing that clients’ needs are best met through holistic and individualized service delivery.

Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination is mandated for all Side by Side staff, except in the cases of approved medical or religious accommodations.

JOB SUMMARY

The Behavioral Health Clinician provides Education Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) counseling (individual, group, and family) to assigned Hunt students, as contracted through the student’s home school district. The Behavioral Health Clinician is part of a multidisciplinary team of educators and other service providers to collaborate on meeting student needs. The Behavioral Health Clinician actively supports and implements a strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent, and youth-centered approach in working with students. The Behavioral Health Clinician will carry a caseload that averages 10 Hunt students as well as group counseling and family counseling services as assigned. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) as outlined in IEP/school district contract. Weekly individual sessions vary in duration (15 - 60 minutes). Group counseling, parent consultations, and family counseling are also provided as outlined in IEP/school district contract.
  • Participate in agency training and supervision in order to provide culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and strength-based treatment.  
  • Read/understand student’s IEP goals for social/emotional goals, particularly the ERMHS goal, in order to provide clinical services aimed at promoting success within the current educational placement. 
  • Collaborate with student’s classroom teacher, Hunt Behavioral Specialists, Assistant Director, and Director to learn about student’s current/presenting behavior, social/emotional needs, learning style, and schedule.
  • Partner with Hunt staff (and student caregivers when possible) in developing strength-based IEP goals and methods to promote students' success in achieving IEP goals.
  • Prepare required documentation and attend IEPs for assigned students and other meetings which may require clinical guidance/input regarding assigned students.
  • Complete clinical documentation including progress notes, assessments, IEP reviews and goals, and progress summaries within the expected school district, Hunt School, and agency guidelines and timeframes.
  • Utilize Electronic Health records such as TIER to maintain progress notes for good clinical practice and billing purposes.
  • Learn/utilize SEIS educational record database and post progress summaries/goals in a timely manner.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited university or college;
  • Registered Intern with or licensed clinician with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences;
  • At least one-year post-graduate experience working with latency age children, adolescents, and/or transition-age youth;
  • California Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint clearance.
  • A valid California driver's license, a dependable personal vehicle for use on the job, insurable by SHS’ insurance policy based on DMV record, and proof of personal vehicle insurance.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Walking, standing, twisting, and bending for brief periods of time.
  • Occasional reaching and/or grasping using hands and/or arms.
  • Regular use of hands requiring dexterity in using the telephone, computer keyboard, mouse or calculator.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear in person or by telephone.
  • Visual ability to read documents and computer monitor.
  • May be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • May be required to ascend/descend stairs.
  • Ability to drive

 

AGENCY EXPECTATIONS 

  • Adhere to all Agency Health and Safety policies and procedures administratively as well as related to the care of our clients
  • Adhere to the Agency’s Code of Conduct and Employee Handbook, as well as any other agency policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in all required agency supervisions, meetings, and training.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality related to the client, staff, and other Agency information

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  •  Competitive salary, with an additional salary increase available for staff in roles designated as bilingual
  • 3 weeks paid vacation for F/T employees increasing to 4 weeks’ vacation after 2 years of service (for all non-school based employees). School-based employees receive PTO for over 7 weeks during school closures
  • 2 weeks sick leave for F/T employees with 2 additional sick days for direct service staff and 4 additional for school staff
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • 100% employer-paid Medical for F/T employees, plus a generous contribution for P/T employees and/or their dependents
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Long Term Disability insurance up to $9,000 per month, plus $50,000 Life and AD&D insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Professional development and other learning opportunities including unlimited access to over 1,000 behavioral health courses online
  • FREE Employee Assistance Program including up to 10 complimentary personal counseling sessions per problem, per year for staff and dependents
  • Employee recognition program with $1,000 bonus awards
  • Employee referral bonus of up to $1,000

 

Side by Side Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, Vietnam era or other veteran status.