DIVISION

GREAT Youth and Families

LOCATION

Chelsea

HIRING MANAGER

Elizabeth Kia

TIME REQUIREMENT

Full-time

About Us

At Housing Families, we are working to achieve housing equity and wellbeing for all. We partner with communities, families, and individuals to ensure housing stability by offering tailored services including temporary and permanent housing, food assistance, counseling and therapy, legal services, and youth programs.

With Housing Families’ continued growth, we now offer services in Malden, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, and Medford, where, since our inception in 1986, we’ve strengthened housing security for over 2,400 families and individuals.

We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Team Work:

  • Respect – We treat people with dignity.
  • Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
  • Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
  • Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
  • Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.

Role Purpose & Responsibilities

Purpose

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the clinician will collaboratively work with agency and district staff to support the needs of youth in the Chelsea Public Schools. The clinician will provide individual therapy, small group counseling, family support, and outreach to services to meet the needs of the students and their families with the goal od developing and increasing the students social emotional skills.

The clinician will focus on assessing client needs, delivering trauma informed treatment from a range of modalities and interventions, developing and increasing social emotional skills, facilitating access to appropriate resources and referring clients to community based supports and services as needed. This role requires the clinician to be passionate about serving youth and their families by working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to address complex needs of those most vulnerable.

Responsibilities

  • Receive referrals from the social workers at Chelsea Public Schools and Housing Families for students needing additional mental health support.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments, determine appropriate interventions, develop individualized service plans, provide mental health support, and if needed, access, connect, and refer clients to community resources.
  • Plan, organize, and lead trauma informed individual therapy sessions, small groups, and provide additional supports as needed.
  • Collaboratively work with interdisciplinary teams and members of the agency, program, school, and the community.
  • Act as an advocate in order to coordinate required services and best support the client and their families.
  • Meet with families, staff at Chelsea Public Schools, medical providers, and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
  • Prepare, maintain, and protect all required treatment records and reports.
  • Provide crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, and supportive interventions to maintain the safety of all parties.
  • Support the Therapeutic After School Program by providing individual therapy, group therapy, and direct client support.
  • Follow agency and school protocols and policies.
  • Attend supervision with the Clinical Director and all agency, school, and programmatic meetings.
  • Assist with special projects as needed.

Competencies

We believe that to be successful in this position, it is crucial that the candidate can honestly assess their strengths and determine that they include:

  • Passionate about working with young people and their family systems.
  • Experience and love of working with individuals of all ages.
  • Patience and a positive attitude.
  • Growth mindset.
  • Reliable, organized, and punctual.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with various individuals including collaterals, families, volunteers, and clients.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person, virtually and over the phone.
  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.
  • Responsible and professional conduct that serves as a role model to staff, volunteers, and youth.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and understanding of virtual educational platforms such as Teams and Zoom.
  • Investment in non-violent conflict resolution, confronting racism, sexism, and other injustices, and helping children and families heal and grow.

Qualifications/Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants who are bilingual, have experience working with families and individuals from diverse backgrounds, knowledgeable of trauma-informed practices are strongly encouraged to apply!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Masters’ degree in social work, mental health counseling, or related field
  • Working towards post graduate licensure
  • LCSW, LICSW or LMHC preferred
  • Ability to form strong interpersonal relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background check

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at a time walking up and down flights of stairs
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk while working on a computer.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

Applications/Compensation

  • Compensation/Hours: $60,000-$65,000/ 8a-4p with some flexibility to change hours to best support the program and clients needs
  • Benefits: Eligible for full benefits including Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement
  • Please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@housingfamilies.org
  • Please include “Clinician, School Based” in the subject line.
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