The Children's Home of Kingston
  • Kingston, NY, USA
  • 50,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program

School Social Worker Position Summary:

The position reports to the Director of Clinical Services and is responsible for providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and their families or caregivers with in the Grove Street Academy. Communicating with family, community members, and social services liaisons is also a vital part of this position.

***After 90 days of continuous employment will receive a $500 sign on bonus***

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychiatric support and therapy to students and their caregivers and documents such according to agency and professional standards.
  • Provides individual counseling and treatment, trauma-informed counseling and treatment, family and group counseling, transitional counseling
  • Structures interventions to decrease problem behavior and increase positive behavior
  • Establishes treatment goals for children, utilizing historical and current available information in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Assists children and youth to develop skills as defined in treatment goals
  • Promotes integration with community resources and skill-building, assist in providing community resources to families in need
  • Functions as a team member, by communicating effectively and consistently with family, case planning staff and medical practitioners
  • Provides psycho-education and wellness education
  • Enhances compliance with behavioral expectations.
  • Utilizes interventions drawn from evidence-based psychotherapeutic methodology
  • Demonstrates competence in dealing with children and families from diverse backgrounds Conduct workshops for parents
  • Make needed referrals for health and professional services and access to public benefits;
  • Provide workshops and support to school staff to educate them on the issues facing students with mental health matters and the social-emotional needs
  • Provide services based on the child's IEP (Individual Education Plan)
  • Provide teacher outreach, gathering information about students (also keeping track of which teachers responded and reaching out a second time to those who have not) and for information from teachers for our special education students
  • Attend weekly counseling department and attendance meetings
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of:
    • -Normative child and adolescent development
    • -Indicators of developmental delay or disability The effects of trauma, abuse, separation and loss
    • -Family systems theory as well as family therapy
    • -Human sexual development and behavior
    • -Indicators of alcohol or substance abuse
    • -Neglect and family violence
  • Participates in ongoing professional education
  • Perform other duties as required

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to speak, read, and writes English fluently, which allows full communication with agency staff and 3rd
  • Previous experience with child welfare system, foster care health care requirements
  • Working knowledge of computer accounting system, spreadsheet, and word processing software (Excel and Word).
  • Possess a valid driver license with a driving record acceptable to CHK's insurance carrier and possess the ability to drive agency vehicles to other agency sites and places for training purposes.
  • Ability to use sound judgment while following agency policies, practices and procedures.

Education, Training, & Experience:

  • Licensed Masters Level Social Worker, marriage and family therapist or mental health counselor
  • School Social Worker Certification Preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of previous clinical experience preferred
  • Previous experience in medical of mental health field preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish & English a plus

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform all essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Employees will regularly be required to stand; walk; sit; use hands (or hands and arms) to carry, finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; crouch and kneel. Employees will also be regularly required to hear (with or without hearing devices), see (with or without corrective lenses) and speak.

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