Job Application - Catholic Charities Of The Finger Lakes

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SBC Clinician I


We are Hiring!


Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes is growing and seeking a

School Based Clinician I to join our Team.


About Us …

Since 1982 Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes has served Ontario, Seneca, and Cayuga counties by providing quality human service programs and by advocating for social justice. We work with faith communities, government, elected officials, business leaders, and other human service organizations to meet human needs and effect public policy that addresses the needs of all people. Together we make our community stronger, safer, and more inclusive.

SBC Clinician I (Newark and Geneva NY)

The School Based Counseling (SBC) Clinician is a 10-month position responsible for the assessment and delivery of quality service to youth and families.  This is achieved by utilizing effective clinical insight and oversight regarding family assessments, treatment planning, safety reviews and consultations with staff, and, when indicated, directly with families.  The Clinician will work with a team of other human service professionals to ensure that documentation reflects a thorough assessment of the youth's/family's needs.

Salary: $26.00-30.00 an hour dependent on education, experience, and licensure.

Schedule: Full Time, Monday – Friday.  10-month position, off during summer months.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.

Who are we looking for?

·         Someone who is passionate about making a positive impact in the community.

·         Someone who values partnership and works well both individually and as a part of a team.

·         Someone who is empathetic, ethical, and goal orientated.

·         Someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Someone with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

·         Someone who demonstrates ethical business practices, in conformance with all state and federal laws and regulations.



·         In collaboration with local community entities serving children and families or designated school districts, administers various clinical assessments.

·         Provides counseling intervention in individual, family, or group sessions, depending on client need.

·         Completes necessary case record paperwork according to department procedure.

·         Carries a caseload according to Family Services of America Accreditation standards.

·         Completes all statistical and written reports in a thorough and timely fashion.

·         Participates in staff meetings and clinical supervision as determined by SBC Program Manager.

·         Informs both clinical supervisor and program manager of significant events/issues related to clients as appropriate.

·         Works collaboratively with Child Protective Services (CPS) as need is identified.

·         Maintains current knowledge on professional practice through reading and reasonable attendance at seminars, workshops, and conferences.

·         Notifies and maintains contact with Primary Care Physician (PCP) as needed regarding counseling.

·         Develops community resources.

·         Networks with other school districts, community agencies and businesses to develop monetary and people resources and connects families/students to community resources as needed.

·         Exhibits working knowledge and application of the DSM-V or any evolutions thereafter.

·         Is aware of and actively supports the Agency's Core Competency initiatives of being Collaborative and Community Focused, Innovative and Entrepreneurial, and Culturally Competent and Diverse.

·         Participates in agency requirements/events including but not limited to: fundraising; community events; evening and weekend requirements; affiliated school open houses as directed by supervisor from time to time.

·         Participate in all staff meetings.

·         Attend mandatory training.




·         Master’s degree in social work, Mental Health Counseling or a related field of study is required.

·         NYS Professional License in area of study is preferred, however, candidates who are license eligible upon hire may be considered.

·         Candidates with 1-3 years of experience as a clinician are preferred.

·         Candidates must have thorough knowledge of the services provided, well developed advocacy skills, and knowledge and understanding of payment processes for services.

What you will get:

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program:

·         Salary: $26.00-30.00 an hour dependent on education, experience, and licensure.

·         Full-time, non-exempt position. We believe in work-life balance!

·         Paid Time Off: Accrue up to 10 days in the first year, 15 days after 1st Anniversary.

·         Holidays: 12 paid holidays

·         NY State Paid Sick Leave

·         Agency Sick Leave

·         Medical Insurance

·         Dental Insurance

·         Vision Insurance

·         Group and Term Life Insurance

·         Short-Term Disability

·         Long-Term Disability

·         Supplemental Insurances

o   Hospital

o   Accident

o   Auto

o   Pet

o   Specified Disease

·         Flexible Spending Account

·         Legal Plan

·         Identity Plan

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         403b Retirement Plan, with agency contribution for those that qualify (subject to agency performance)

·         My Better Benefits – provides discounts and savings on thousands of products and services.

Our hiring process and timeline:

·         Applications will be reviewed regularly until the position is filled.

·         Phone screenings will be conducted with qualified candidates.

·         In-person one-hour interviews will be conducted with candidates who advance after the phone screening.

·         In-person interviews are typically with 2-4 Interviewers.

Selected candidate(s) to start ASAP.

***Catholic Charities is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our agencies and our people. EOE/AA Disability/Vet