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SBC Clinician I

Full Time School Based Clinician I


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.



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

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

3.  Completes necessary case record paperwork according to department procedure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11.  Develops community resources.

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

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

14.  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.

15. 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.

16. Participate at all staff meetings.

17. Attend mandatory training.

18. Other duties as assigned.


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.


This person needs to be licensed eligible and obtain license after hire.

Important note: LMSW licensure is required within one year of hire.

Consistent with state professional licensing laws, additional restrictions might apply.

Other acceptable licensures may include:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed Master Social Worker

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Candidates must have thorough knowledge of the services provided, including demonstrated ability to diagnose and work in group and family settings.

Additional important note:

This role is a 10-month per year school-based position. 



·        Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to those governing confidentiality, privacy, program, billing and documentation standards. All duties must be performed in accordance with CCDR’s corporate compliance and ethics program.

·        Recognizes and values diversity within the work environment. Culturally responsive to the population being served in the development, design, monitoring, evaluation and/or implementation of programs and services.

·        Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·        Previous experience working with diverse populations, including low to moderate-income families.

·        Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties.

·        Ability to travel in all reasonable weather conditions throughout the counties served.

·        Willingness to foster agency, department and program wide cooperation and team work through use of positive/constructive communication techniques.

·        Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of all records reviewed including client records, employee records and billing records.       

·        Proficiency and experience with PC’s and Microsoft applications.

·        Ability to analyze and interpret data and to handle problem resolution.

·        Possession a valid NYS Driver’s license and a driver's record considered acceptable by agency and insurance carrier.

·        Continuous use of a reliable, registered and insured vehicle.

·        Provide effective, equitable, understandable and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy and other communication needs.

·        Demonstrate commitment to Agency Mission Statement.

Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:

·   Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment, including motor vehicle;

·   Stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, and reach;

·   Climb up or down stairs;

·   Able to reach above or below shoulders;

·   Occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to 10 lbs;

·   Sitting at a desk or in a vehicle for long periods of time to perform certain job functions;

·   Be able to read write and interpret written documents;