P/T Mental Health Clinician

Job Type

Part Time




District of Columbia
United States


Job Description



Smart from the Start (“Smart”) is family support, community engagement and school readiness initiative that has as its mission to prevent the achievement gap among Boston’s and DC's lowest income children. Smart empowers families and communities with the tools, resources and support they need to break cycles of chronic school underachievement and generational poverty.

Smart aims to:

  • Expand and strengthen early learning opportunities for young children;
  • Promote parents’ role as their children’s first teacher;
  • Provide services and supports to underserved families;
  • Build neighborhood will, understanding and capacity to support school readiness.

Smart offers a comprehensive, coordinated set of services for parents, caregivers and children to support school readiness, including home visiting, parenting education and support, adult education, information and referrals to vital services, fun and educational programs for parents and caregivers together, and activities to support a community-wide focus on school readiness.


To provide a variety of treatment services including individual, group and family.

To provide clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations, case evaluations, and crisis intervention.

To participate in liaison work with other agencies as required.

To participate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.

To participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision.

To maintain clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established agency policies and procedures.

To comply with clinical productivity standards as established by Clinical team.

To participate in monthly staff meetings.

To be available for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis.

To participate in rotating backup clinical support via on-call cell phone rotation schedule.

To perform other duties as assigned.


Ability to provide clinically sound treatment services based on client needs and treatment plans.

Demonstrated understanding of diagnostic evaluation methods, mental status exams, and use of the DSM-V.

Ability to respond to a range of clients’ needs using differential diagnoses and treatment approaches.

Ability to provide appropriate crisis intervention services.

Ability to maintain clinical records in timely compliance with agency policies and procedures.

Ability to work collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of clients and/or the agency.

Demonstrated understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training and discipline.

Ability to effectively organize time and responsibilities.


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related discipline from an accredited educational institution. Significant work experience with culturally diverse families and ethnically and economically diverse communities; Ability to develop strong working relationships with others (individuals, families, co-workers, and community agencies); Knowledge of and familiarity with DC neighborhoods, community organizations, and schools; Superb written and oral communication skills; Ability to lead others, work independently, and work as part of a team. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Must have District of Columbia license, LCSW or LICSW.

Compensation: Starting salary is commensurate with experience

Equal Opportunity Employer


Applications will be reviewed as received and hiring decisions may be made prior to the application deadline. Applications will not be read without:

  • A cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and where you learned of the position
  • A resume and salary history.

Applications should be sent via e-mail only in Word or PDF format to christian.craft@smartfromthestartdc.org 

Job Type: Part-time, Flexible

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree