School Clinician

Faculty / Full-Time

Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA

 

Pre-K-8 School Clinician

 

Cambridge Friends School is seeking a K-8 School Clinician for the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a 40-hour-per-week, 10-month position.

 

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. The school’s strength is its Quaker-inspired mission and the tremendous passion educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community. 

 

Description:

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice.

The School Clinician (SC) serves students and collaborates with faculty. The SC reports to the Director of Health and Wellness and works in conjunction with the Health and Wellness Team. The SC  is responsible for ensuring that the social, emotional, and educational goals of the school are implemented for the education of the whole child, focusing on the social and emotional life of PreK-8th-grade students. The SC is part of a health and wellness team that serves a key role in creating an atmosphere of emotional wellness among students.  The SC needs to have strong collaboration skills, a high degree of discretion and confidentiality, and an understanding of progressive education as well as child development. 

Job Responsibilities:

  1. • Social Emotional Maintenance
    1. Short-Term counseling
      1. 6-8 sessions as a bridge to counseling
    2. Drop-in counseling
      1. 30-minute check-in sessions to reduce emotional distress
    3. Group Counseling 
      1. Lunch Groups
        1. Social skills
        2. Coping strategies
      2. Classroom push-in workshops
        1. Short multi-week outreach around specific social-emotional themes for classes
      3. Small group/didactic groups
        1. With students who are struggling with relationships or skills that require more than one student.
  2. Administrative
    1. SST
      1. Student support team meetings with other staff around staying apprised of at-risk students’ social-emotional and academic needs
      2. Providing mental health consultation and evaluation for students presented by faculty
    2. Case Management
      1. Make mental health-related referrals
        1. From observations
        2. From SST
      2. Provide psychoeducation for parents 
    3. Records
      1. Maintain Mental Health Notes
        1. Ensure well-documented student or parent interactions to be signed off on within supervision.
    4. Provide Mental Health Consultation as it pertains to the state of the school
    5. Attend Health and Wellness Team Meetings
      1. Discuss potential health concerns with School Nurse, learning specialist, and other potential team members
      2. Review student IEP needs, mental health needs, neuropsychological needs, and med needs. 
    6. Meet with the Head of school Bi-weekly
      1. Discuss schools’ mental health needs
        1. Materials
        2. Supports
    7. Attend Regular Supervision – if required

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters or Doctorate. in social work, counseling, or a related field.
  • License within the first four months of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong clinical skills with preK-8th-grade students
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and parents
  • Familiarity with a wide range of learning styles
  • Experience with learning differences and knowledge of IEPs and neuropsychological evaluations is a plus
  • Commitment to the creation and sustainability of an inclusive, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, equitable learning environment for all students

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to: k.marion@cambridgefriendsschool.org with “School Counselor” in the subject line.

It is Cambridge Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, pregnancy, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law. It is the intent and resolve of Cambridge Friends School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. 

This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and retirement. Subject to the provisions of applicable law, Cambridge Friends School will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental disabilities of a qualified individual with a disability who is able to perform the essential functions of a job with such reasonable accommodation, unless to do so would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the School.

 

 

Cambridge Friends School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender