Status: Full-Time Salary FLSA classification: Exempt
Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in 31 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and families per year. Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.
Summary of the Position: The School-based Mental Health Clinician is responsible for assessments, intakes, and treatment plans for students to address behavioral, emotional, mental, and social needs. They will maintain collaboration with all departments at the school, communication with students, parents, and school personnel, Act as a liaison between school and community entities. Monitor status behavioral and emotional progress. Must plan, organize, and coordinate group work and workshops. Will support summer programming. Must be meticulous with maintenance of files and documentation, ensure inline database is accurate and up to date. Must provide monthly and quarterly agency reports, maintain progress notes and case notes. Be able to attend and participate in external and internal meetings. Must be professional and maintain appropriate attire for school settings.
Qualifications/Requirements: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work Education, or other related discipline from an accredited college/university. Must have a valid and active New Jersey License to practice in respective field (LAC, LPC, LSW, or LCSW). School Counselor Certification is a plus. Experience working in urban settings is highly desirable.
Individual must have experience using an online platform for service delivery (i.e. skype, zoom, go to meetings etc.)
Must be able to multi-task and work under pressure, ability to work well in a team, ability to hone analytical and organizational skills. Required to be computer literate.
Bi-Lingual (English and Spanish) is strongly preferred!
Applicants, please indicate salary requirement.
Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and auto insurance with minimum bodily injury liability coverage of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident.
Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, UNUM, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.
Contact Information: Please submit a cover letter, resume, two (2) professional references and one (1) personal reference to ATTN: Rebecca Escobar at email@example.com
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance