Walker School (K-8)

Walker/Beacon High School

Needham, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048756
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 31, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

By joining the Walker team, you can make a difference in the lives of children who face extraordinary challenges. Walker is an array of diverse therapeutic, academic, special education, and mental health programs that impact thousands of Massachusetts children each year. As a member of the Walker team, you have the power to change lives. Consider a career with Walker.

Summary of position: Provide a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, family, sibling, and duo therapy. Provide clinical consultation to direct care and educational staff. Responsible for ongoing assessment, treatment planning, implementation of interventions, case management, development of all treatment documents within specified timeframes and discharge planning. Ability to be flexible, work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to respond to crisis as needed. Must be committed to child centered, family focused, culturally competent care using Walker supported Evidence Based Practices.

Essential functions:

Work as part of a multidisciplinary team with direct oversight for coordination of treatment for up to 15 residential, group home, and / or day school youth.
Assessment of child and family strengths and needs using CANS.
Development and implementation of goal focused treatment plans based on assessment.
Consistent communication with family and all collaterals including state agencies, and outside providers.
Oversight and maintenance of student record including all documentation to be completed as required based on licensing and Rehab Options standards.
Provide individual, family, or group therapy for youth as indicated through assessment and utilizing evidence based treatment modalities with clear, measurable goals. It should be noted that treatment may take place on the Needham Campus, in a youth’s home, or at another community location as deemed appropriate. Transportation of youth and family members as required to facilitate appropriate treatment.
Lead or co-lead issue oriented or didactic therapy groups for children or parents.
Attend weekly supervision, all required staff meetings, trainings, and clinical rounds.
Responsible for preparing for and facilitating all youth specific treatment meetings held at Walker. In addition, attending all required external meetings as scheduled by state agencies and funding sources.
On-call coverage, as assigned.
Clinical consultation to direct care and educational staff.
Other duties as assigned
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Student Services > Social Worker
  • Welcome to Walker School (K-8)!

    Walker is a network of facilities and professionals that provides world-class mental health services, state-of-the-art special education, expert professional training and consultation, and child welfare advocacy.

    Each year, Walker provides intensive services for hundreds of the most troubled children, youth and families. Walker’s multidisciplinary programs extend specialized therapeutic environments beyond our classrooms into family homes, public schools and community settings.

    Professionals and students from across the nation find rewarding professional development and training opportunities at Walker. As a center for innovation in child welfare, special education and children’s mental health, Walker has earned national and international recognition.

    Walker brings its mission to the world through professional dialogue and publication, and by providing leadership and advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families everywhere. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Walker/Beacon High School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Required:
      Candidate must possess a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as: Psychology, Counseling Psychology or Social Work.
      Applicable Licensure: LCSW (LICSW Preferred), LMFT, LMHC
      alid driver’s license to drive in Massachusetts
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Recruitment at Walker
    • 1968 Central Avenue
    • Needham, Massachusetts 02492
    • Phone: 781-449-4500
    • Fax: 781.449.571
    • Email: click here

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