Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker

Riverstone Counseling/Spectrum Youth & Family Services
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Riverstone Counseling is seeking to hire a full-time licensed/licensed eligible mental health counselor or social worker to provide on-site mental health and substance use services to students in the Essex Westford School District. Substance use licensure or certification preferred. This is an exempt, full time, 12 month position with an annual salary of $48,000.00. Please submit a cover letter and resume by April 6th to be considered for this position.

Essential Functions
•Perform screening, orientation, and assessment to complete program admissions and facilitate appropriate referrals.
•Create client-driven treatment plans using specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals.
•Provide clients with individual, group, and/or family counseling services.
•Consult with school personnel and attend interdisciplinary team meeting.
•Engage in summer programming and activities to support social and emotional learning and other mental health needs that may arise during summer programming
•Keep accurate and timely documentation within the designated electronic health record (EHR) that adheres to the program’s policy.
•Attend individual and group supervision regularly, as well as all-staff meetings and required trainings.
•Maintain positive professional relationships with resources, agencies, and providers to coordinate services.
•Manage and sustain a caseload that meets program productivity standards.
•Maintain professional licenses, including completing necessary CEU’s.
•Perform other duties as assigned by Counseling Program Manager or supervisor.

Knowledge and Skills Required
•Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field from an accredited program.
•Experience in providing client-centered, developmentally appropriate services to adolescents and their families experiencing complex and varied mental health and substance use concerns.
•Understanding of the complex impact of trauma and has experience of providing trauma-informed care.
•Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, ability, and religion.
•Crisis intervention skills, including suicide risk assessment, safety planning, and resourcing.
•Knowledge of human development; with special attention to adolescent biopsychosocial development and family systems.
•Prior experience and/ or willingness to work with evidenced based practice.
•Embraces collaborating with others and enjoys working in an open, supportive, and committed team that is dedicated to supporting youth and their well-being.
•Strong clinical writer and ability to keep accurate and timely documentation.
•Licensure in mental health counseling, social work, or alcohol and drug counseling.
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience with evidence-based practices, such as: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy/stress reduction, Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.

Working Environment
This position will be based in a public-school setting, this is a 12-month position.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Youth and adults of all social and cultural identities; including race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, country of origin, immigration status, and mobility; should be treated with respect, dignity, and equity.

Wage or Salary
Annual Full time wage 48,000.00