The School-based Clinical Psychotherapist is accountable directly to the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Manager. This position may be responsible for the supervision of Master level Interns and or Graduate level clinicians as appropriate. This is a full-time position.
Highlighted Duties and Responsibilities:
Completes intake and psychosocial assessments for all referred clients following COH protocols.
Utilizes appropriate screening tools to assess for clinical diagnoses.
Screens for mental health diagnoses as appropriate.
Completes a treatment plan for all short-term therapy clients by the 3rd scheduled session.
Monitors client progress through the course of treatment, reevaluating and adapting the treatment plan at required intervals. Treatment Plan should be updated at least every 3 months or more frequently as appropriate.
Provides crisis intervention per the clinician’s licensing, following the school’s protocol and COH guidelines, to include addressing suicidal/homicidal ideations.
Ensures client safety by following COH policies for contacting Child and Family Services Administration, Adult Protective Services Mobile Crisis, CHAMPS, School Based Resource Officer, and/or 911 when appropriate. Creates client safety contracts as appropriate.
Provides individual, family (non-couples), and group therapy.
Conducts training and builds school / community support for delivery of effective School Based Mental Health services (SBMH) to children and families
Enhances school climate and broadly promotes behavioral health, wellness, and school success for students, families and staff by conducting on-going needs assessments, building relationships and systematically seeking to reduce stigma.
Delivers a range of health promoting and preventive interventions, including those focusing on resilience, wellness and effective coping with stress
Delivers a range of effective interventions to children and families to address emotional and behavioral concerns and the unique stressors through the delivery of training implementation of evidence-based practices
We offer great benefits including:
Medical Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
Dental Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
Vision Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance;
403(b) Retirement Plan;
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses;
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro;
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave and holidays;
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies;
And much more!
Community of Hope is a rapidly growing, innovative, and mission driven nonprofit. For nearly 40 years, we have provided health-care, housing, and supportive services for low-income, underserved, and homeless people in Washington DC. We currently operate a variety of housing programs and three community health centers, which offer medical, dental, behavioral health, and birth services. We create opportunities for people to achieve good health, a stable home, family sustaining income, and hope.
Community of Hope was selected as one of the Washington Post’s 150 Top Workplaces in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018. We received the 2012 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and the 2014 Leadership Greater Washington Innovative Community Partnership Award. We were also recognized in 2012 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.
L.I.C.S.W., LPC, or comparable license required.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Experience in school or other educational setting preferred.
Ability to travel between sites required.
This position may require evening or weekend hours depending on client or school needs.
Ability to work with technology and electronic health records preferred.
Knowledge of community resources or the ability to become knowledgeable.
Internal Number: 133
About Community of Hope
Community of Hope’s mission is to create opportunities for low-income families in Washington, DC, including those experiencing homelessness, to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope.Caring for Families. Improving Lives. Leading Change.