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Mental Health Therapist

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One Common Unity | Washington, DC
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One Common Unity


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Published 20 days ago

August 17, 2020
July 31, 2020
$59,000 - $79,000

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND 

One Common Unity (OCU) breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. Founded in 2000 following a string of school shootings in Washington, DC, OCU is a collaborative effort between educators, artists, and health practitioners dedicated to preventing violence and improving life outcomes for youth and families. Based in schools across DC, we train the next generation of leaders in social emotional literacy, arts expression, and conflict transformation and support them to create positive social change and healing in their communities. 


ABOUT THE POSITION

We have expanded our mental health and behavioral health services and are seeking social workers to serve as clinicians for our mental health program. Each clinician will work directly with students, parents, teachers, and school staff and administrators to provide comprehensive mental health services at one school site and, as needed, remotely. This is a 40 hour a week position, with hours depending on the school and caseload. 


Responsibilities include: 

  • Conduct and administer mental health assessments for the school population; 
  • Implement school-wide prevention activities; 
  • Conduct support group sessions, teacher trainings, and parent engagement sessions related to mental health issues; 
  • Work with school staff and administrators to adopt prevention and early intervention strategies; 
  • Provide treatment services, such as individualized and group therapy for students; 
  • Conduct home visits to engage parents and students; when appropriate;
  • Provide referral or case management services for students needing intensive support; 
  • Maintain accurate, confidential case files and reports to track student progress and outcomes; 
  • Integrate supervisory feedback into their practice. 


REPORTING

The position reports to the Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director. 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed as a LICSW, LGSW, LPC, or LGPC in Washington, DC;
  • A commitment to and understanding of One Common Unity’s mission;
  • Experience and passion for working with underserved youth (preferably in a school setting);
  • A deep understanding, training and experience in cultural competency and sensitivity;
  • An ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, parents and members of an integrated behavioral health team;
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and listening skills;
  • An engaging and dynamic manner that demonstrates warmth and good humor when working with individuals;
  • Existing credentialing with AmeriHealth, other MCO's, and CAQH is preferred, but not required;
  • Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, flexibility and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude;
  • CPR and First Aid (WFA); Mandated Reporter training, DCPS clearance, FBI background check, and NSO registry clearance;
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND 

One Common Unity (OCU) breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. Founded in 2000 following a string of school…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required

Benefits

START DATE AND COMPENSATION

The projected start date is August 16, 2020. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is full time (40 hours/week) and includes a benefits package with health coverage, retirement benefits after first year, paid holidays, and a vacation package. Clinical Supervision is included for LGSW and LGPC and access to continuing education reimbursement. 


One Common Unity is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, differently-abled, LGBTQIA, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

START DATE AND COMPENSATION

The projected start date is August 16, 2020. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is full time (40 hours/week) and…

Level of Language Proficiency

English Required. Spanish Highly Preferred.

English Required. Spanish Highly Preferred.

How to Apply

Submit a CV or resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in this position to jobs@onecommonunity.org with "Application for Mental Health Therapist - YOUR NAME" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  


One Common Unity is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, differently-abled, LGBTQIA, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

Submit a CV or resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in this position to jobs@onecommonunity.org with "Application for Mental Health Therapist - YOUR NAME" in…

Location

2437 15th St Nw, Washington, Washington, DC 20009

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