Seven Hills Foundation

Mental Health Counselor ($5,000 Sign-On Bonus)

Affiliate
SHNH
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job ID
25010
Schedule
Full Time: Weekdays w/ Afternoon & Evening Availability

Overview

Crotched Mountain School, a program of Seven Hills New Hampshire is hiring a Licensed Mental Health Clinician.
 
Job Title: Mental Health Clinician
Reports To: SHNH Clinical Director
Affiliate: Seven Hills New Hampshire
Position Supervised: N/A
 
Position Summary:
Under supervision of the SHNH Clinical Director, the Mental Health Clinician assesses, designs, implements, and evaluates the implementation of therapeutic interventions designed to prevent/respond to challenging behavior and to teach meaningful skills to children with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. The Mental Health Clinician is a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with families, program staff, and other key stakeholders to improve outcomes and to promote wraparound care. The Mental Health Clinician serves as a clinical consultant to a caseload of children across settings, providing staff professional training as part of their program consultation. Maintains compliance with applicable regulations and policies and engages in ongoing professional development and systems improvement in effort to support systems-wide interventions as well as direct/indirect interventions for children.
The Mental Health Clinician is provided with a laptop, cell phone and email to perform job duties. Travel may be required.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
1. Delivers a continuum of comprehensive therapeutic services and supports to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities within their natural environments.
2. Conducts therapeutic assessments, including but not limited to preference assessments, functional behavior assessments, and skill acquisition assessments.
3. Develops, monitors, and evaluates comprehensive functional assessment-based behavior support plans targeting both reductions of challenging behavior and acquisition of meaningful replacement skills.
Maintains responsibility for staff/caregiver training, coaching, and on-site technical assistance as a means of ensuring accurate behavior plan implementation.
5. Generates objectives and prepares clinical reports and progress summaries evaluating progress toward treatment objectives.
6. Uses creative problem solving to explore innovative solutions for barriers to therapeutic service implementation.
Participates in the client’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or similar person-centered treatment planning process, collaborating with other members of the team to promote a continuity of care.
Designs and/or conducts staff trainings on clinically-related topics. Provides on-site coaching and training to SHNH staff specific to implementation of the Foundation’s current crisis management curriculum.
Provide clinical supervision to clinical staff enrolled in university training programs.
Participates in the intake process as directed/requested.
11. Develops and maintains supportive working relationships with the individual’s families/guardians.
Maintains confidential records (e.g., assessments, treatment plans, clinical reports, progress summaries), completes mandated reports (e.g., incident reports), and participates in mandated reviews as per regulations.
Additional Responsibilities:
1. Adhere to the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles & Code of Conduct or other applicable professional code of ethics commensurate with licensure/certification.
2. Complete and/or maintain required staff trainings, including training in a Foundation-approved crisis management curriculum.
3. Work in collaboration and in support of the Seven Hills Foundations’ operating subsidiary.
4. Actively promote and positively role model philosophy, mission, and core values of the organization. Foster an environment which promotes SHF Core Values (i.e., respect and kindness, integrity, teamwork, innovation, service to others).
5. Implement SHF policies and procedures and funder regulations, inclusively.
6. Complete and maintain all required trainings, certifications, and/or licenses.
7. Treat clients served, associates, guests and other stakeholders in a respectful and dignified manner.
8. Safeguard sensitive and confidential data.
9. Respond effectively to potential safety hazards and emergencies.
10. Follow maintenance and safety protocols.
11. Perform additional duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements:
1. Ability to drive.
2. Ability to lift up to 25lbs. without assistance.
3. The employee must perform activities required to participate in physical restraint in relation to the appropriate size of staff and student. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision, and depth perception.
4. Physically able to perform job responsibilities including actively moving, standing, walking, use of hands, reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lifting to 40 lbs.
5. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, and remain awake and alert while on duty.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Qualifications

Qualifications:
 
1. Pass a fingerprint-based background check of the state and national criminal history databases.
2. Master’s degree required in counseling, psychology, behavior analysis, special education, social work, or a related field. Professional certification or licensure (e.g., LMHC, LICSW, LCSW, speech pathologist, special education, psychologist). Dual licensure/certification (e.g., psychologist, school psychologist, BCBA, LMHC, LICSW/LCSW, speech pathologist, special education) and/or professional training and experience in developmental disabilities, special education, mental health, and/or positive behavior support (PBS) highly preferred.
3. Supervised training and experience delivering comprehensive therapeutic services and supports to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities within their natural environments, including conducting clinical assessments (e.g., psychosocial, functional behavior, skill assessments), cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management training, social skills training, and designing/implementing/monitoring behavior intervention plans to both prevent/respond to challenging behavior and to teach developmental or functional living skills.
4. Demonstrated skills in a variety of observation and data collection techniques; therapeutic assessment and intervention techniques; proficiency with competency-based training and monitoring.
5. Training and experience with clinical supervision of therapeutic services.
6. Certification and/or eligibility for certification as a trainer in SHF’s current crisis management curriculum (e.g., Safety-Care).
7. Knowledge of human development, learning, behavior analysis, positive behavior support, collaborative consultation, special education, and abnormal psychology.
8. Computer literacy/proficiency, including experience working within electronic health records (EHRs).
9. Excellent writing skills with experience preparing clinical reports and progress summaries.
10. Excellent verbal communication skills with experience leading clinical meetings, sharing case information to support staff, and presenting to other clinical disciplines.
11. Strong understanding of human rights, self-determination and individualized treatment planning.
12. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
13. Ability to work flexible hours as required.
14. Valid driver’s license and evidence of a safe driving record.

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