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THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF

 

WALDEN SCHOOL

 

POSITION: MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN

 

DEFINITION:

 

Provides clinical and collateral services to students and families.

May provide supervision to social work trainees or other individuals.

Participates in activities of the Walden School Clinical team.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Masters Degree and must be eligible to become licensed in social

work, psychology or mental health field.

A second language fluency in ASL.

Verbal and written communication skills at sufficient levels to

ensure effective and appropriate communication.

Interpersonal skills developed at a level, which will allow for the

smooth cooperation at all levels within the agency.

Some evening hours required.

 

SUPERVISOR:

 

Clinical Director

 

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Provides clinical services to students and families.

Participates in clinical on-call rotation (separate compensation from salary).

Provides discharge planning and community liaison to students and families.

Coordinates clinical services provided with members of interdisciplinary team.

Demonstrates professional conduct, which exemplifies the NASW code of ethics.

Participates in student’s clinical team related meetings including, but not limited to clinical

department meetings, clinical case conferences, community meetings, staff meetings and in-services.

Completes all documentations in compliance with established polices and procedures.

Participates in weekly supervision and consultation as needed.

Collaborates with other departments within WS and TLC, providing support to students and staff.

Observes all agency guiding principles and policies, rules and regulations, including those

pertaining to quality improvement, infection control, risk management and safety, as well as policy

and procedures of the clinical department.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Must be physically able to perform all duties of the job including restraining assaultive students

when necessary and pursuing running students . Job may also include prolonged standing,

frequently lifting up to 50 pounds, pushing pulling, bending, stooping, twisting, reaching above

shoulder level as well as reacting quickly to escalating behavioral outbursts.

 

Each application will be carefully reviewed, and those candidates who are most qualified will be

 

invited for an interview. The Learning Center for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.