Summary: As a member of the multidisciplinary clinical team, the Licensed Family Engagement Counselor reports to the Director of Mental Health Services.  S/he is responsible for creating family engagement programming, providing consultative support and training to Guild employees, and providing case management and individual, group and family therapy.  An ideal candidate must have strong clinical skills with an emphasis on family support groups/therapy case management and trauma-informed care.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Comprehensive Clinical Assessments and Develop Trauma Informed Treatment Plans in alignment with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and DCF Caring Together plans.
  • Execute treatment plans by providing individual, group, and family therapy using evidenced-based practices.
  • Provide crisis management to students in distress including supporting student teams with de-escalation of individuals, partnering with community support providers, and facilitating communication with internal and external team members. Engage in de-escalation of individuals.
  • Document clinical practice  and maintain records through completion of session notes, consultation notes, IEP planning and progress reports, DCF Caring Together plans and progress reports, assessments/3 year re-evaluations, and parent/guardian communication logs. Maintain clinical records relevant to treatment (current release forms, psychological assessments, and diagnostic summaries).
  • Work cooperatively with special education and residential staff to address the needs of the students within the academic and residential environments.
  • Provides support to milieu services by providing crisis management and problem solving, classroom coverage, and classroom assistance.
  • Collaborate with other specialist providers to develop integrated interventions across modalities.
  • Provide consultation and training to staff regarding students’ needs.
  • Participate in all meetings pertaining to assigned individuals and program planning.
  • Attend training as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field.
  • Licensed or license-pending as LCSW, LICSW, or LMHC in the state of Massachusetts.  Training or experience with a population with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses and/or social-emotional challenges.
  • Experience in completing assessments and developing, writing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of mental health treatment plans.
  • Experience in facilitating parent support groups and individual, group and family therapy.
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and Department of Children and Families is preferred
  • Must be able to implement crisis intervention techniques as necessary, including working with Mobile Crisis Team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A valid driver's license
  • Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements.

 

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