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School Based Mental Health Clinician

  • Industry SPS
  • Commitment Part-time
  • County Essex

This is a part time position, 20 hours per week, flexible.


Must possess a Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling along with an LSW or LAC; LCSW or LPC preferred. Candidate must also have at least 2 years of post-graduate relevant clinical experience working with children providing social work and/or counseling services, mental health/behavioral risk assessments, crisis intervention, case formulation, case planning and/or discharge planning/case disposition.


Responsible for following up school referrals of students for mental health counseling and support. Implement psychosocial and behavioral assessments with students. With younger, pre-school students, involve the parents and guardians in the assessment process.

Provide individual and/or group counseling and support to students along with supportive consultations to their families.

When appropriate for the child and the setting, provide in-class support.

Perform crisis assessment and crisis intervention with children as needed.

Establish collaborative relationships with key school personnel and faculty to ensure clear communications and project expectations.

Provide consultation and education to school administrators and faculty on current behavioral strategies regarding issues surrounding mental health and childhood and adolescent development.

Assist students, families and faculty in understanding and navigating through the mental health and social services system.

Liaison, advocate and collaborate with other treatment providers on behalf of youth and families.

Complete professional, clinical documentation and charting as required of oversight organizations and funding sources.

In collaboration with the school, agency and funding source, develop and implement program age appropriate evaluation tools to determine outcome measures and overall effectiveness of interventions.

Complies with mandated coursework for professional development through Relias Learning.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Clinical Services.


Reports to
Senior Director of Clinical Services


Location: Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair Community Development Corporation


Full-time and Part-time opportunities are available.
Fully paid medical coverage for eligible staff.
Generous 401(k) match.
Plentiful Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal and Sick time.


MHAEM is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MHAEM’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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