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SOCIAL WORKER in Manhattan at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Manhattan
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/4/2018

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The School Based Mental Health Prevention and Intervention program is a new program in “high-needs” middle and high schools which provides counseling, professional development, classroom observations, group therapy for at-risk groups, case management and community linkages/referrals, etc.  The project offers both prevention work for the entire school population, screening and brief intervention for vulnerable populations (LBGTQ, new immigrants, etc.) and provides individual, family, group and collateral sessions for students and families with a behavioral health issues.  This program aims to provide teachers with more options, increase student access to mental health services, and include greater family engagement through community referrals, family therapy, parent workshops, and trainings. The goal is to increase opportunities for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties and their families to receive high-quality mental health services in the school setting.  The Jewish Board will work with schools in Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn. 

   KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Short and long-term treatment of children and families.

  • Crisis intervention, planning and “post-vention.”

  • Professional development for teachers and school staff.

  • Classroom observation, support (e.g. self-care, stress management), and case conferencing.

  • Push-in trainings for student groups or classes on behavioral health topics

  • Group therapy for at-risk students or students with identified behavioral health issues.

  • Attend school staff meetings and participate on crisis teams and other school committees.

  • Facilitate peer mediation or other approaches if requested by the school.

  • Parent workshops on behavioral health topics.

  • Make referrals to community providers, create linkages between community providers and school, work with parents on finding treatment resources.

  • Assist school in writing policies or initiating school wide prevention efforts related to behavioral health concerns or to improve school climate (e.g. anti-bullying campaigns, reducing mental health stigma, etc.).

  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date case records, statistics, and other documentation as required by the Office of School Health, JBFCS and the school.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Clinical license including LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LCAT, or LMFT.CASAC with years of school experience will also be considered.Experience in a school or working with adolescents is strongly preferred.

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Bilingual-Spanish preferred for some schools

  • Bilingual in other languages preferred for some schools