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Clinical Social Worker/ Mental Health Clinician (NH License preferred)

Manchester Community Health Center

Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) is a nonprofit federally funded organization which primarily serves the medically underserved population of Greater Manchester, providing comprehensive family health services to men, women and children of all ages, incomes and ethnicities. We offer primary care, nutritional counseling, social service coordination, breast/cervical cancer screening, diabetes education and referral services. MCHC provides prenatal care, childbirth education, midwifery and newborn care.


Family Success Behavioral Support Specialist (Clinical Social Worker/ Mental Health Clinician)

Job Summary:

The Family Success Behavioral Support Specialist position is responsible for providing the Manchester Community Schools Project with behavioral supports including offering consultation on behavior management issues, supporting school staff to develop functional assessments of behavior as well as behavior intervention plans, and providing ongoing support to school staff implementing school-wide behavior management strategies in an elementary school environment in collaboration with the Manchester Community Schools Project.

Job Relationship:

  • Responsible to the Director of Social Services.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Behavioral Health Consultant for the Manchester Community Schools Project providing project level consultation and recommendations regarding behavioral management with a focus on schools serving children and families living in poverty and impacted by trauma.
  • Provide direct service delivery of behavioral health support to a caseload of students and their families experiencing trauma and other stressors.
  • Assist staff in defining and measuring behavior; understanding principals of reinforcement and de-escalation, implementing strategies for managing behavior, and identifying antecedents.
  • Provide school-site support of staff, parents, and children around behavior management and behavior concerns.
  • Participate in team meetings to support Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Intervention Planning, classroom support of students identified, etc..
  • Work with project and school staff individually and in groups to provide support, resources, problem-solving, and training on issues such as crisis intervention, the impact of trauma, learning and collaboration issues, etc.
  • Conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation sessions.
  • Work cooperatively with project and school staff to integrate behavioral support with other school wide efforts and interventions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly qualified behaviorist with extensive school experience working with at-risk and trauma-impacted children and families. (Knowledge and experience working within an elementary school setting preferred.)
  • Knowledge of function-based intervention planning for developing behavior change strategies that focus on reducing problem behaviors and increasing more appropriate behaviors.
  • Ability to provide behavioral health consultation at a system, classroom, and individual level.
  • Ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced, complex setting.
  • Understanding of and commitment to child and family health, and willingness to work as a member of a team providing unbiased health and social services to families.
  • Ability to create a warm and welcoming environment for all neighborhood residents.
  • Ability to assess, engage and plan with families to provide optimum functioning for family systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in a collaborative manner with strong planning and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from many backgrounds (i.e. people of varied education levels, socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems)
  • Knowledge of health and human service resources available in the Manchester area.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to maintain full family confidentiality, except where mandated by law.
  • Knowledge about child development and family functioning are essential. Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related human service field is required. Experience working in a human service agency and/or school environment, preferably with families with young children.
Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or other related human service required, NH License (LICSW, LMHC) preferred.
  • Experience working in a school environment, preferably in an elementary school setting, with families with young children
  • Spanish language skills helpful.
How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to jobs@mchc-nh.org

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: August 11, 2017

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