Mental Health Social Worker

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


This is a 10-month, school-based position.

Position Summary: Under the direction of School based Behavioral Health Clinic Supervisor, or his/her designee, provides targeted, selective, and universal services to students, their families, and school staff using various behavioral health methods, including individual, group and family therapy/ counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, staff consultations and trainings. These functions are performed under general supervision, necessitating the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment.


  • Participates with interdisciplinary team members in developing and implementing program policies and procedures and preventing crises.
  • Assesses the social and emotional needs of students.
  • Provides direct counseling/social services to students referred by self, health team, faculty, administration and other school ancillary staff.
  • Tracks and follows up on all referrals made in and out of school.
  • Establishes referral network/linkages with outside agencies for both students and parents.
  • Engages with entire school community; participates and presents at PA meetings, teacher meetings, assemblies, etc.
  • Serves as an advocate for patients' rights within the clinic and serves as a mediator between parents, child and school.
  • Remains available for crisis intervention services as the need arises or arranges for such coverage by emergency social services.
  • Records professional assessments, identifies problems, treatment plans and progress notes as required by NYS regulations and policies and procedures, and the Children's Aid Society.
  • Is competent to care for patients based upon the age groups treated.
  • Ensures that all students, visitors, guests, as well as co-workers, receive personalized, prompt attention and are treated with receptiveness, dignity and respect, no matter how limited the contact.
  • Implements philosophy and objectives of program.
  • Comply with all privacy laws including HIPAA, etc.
  • Performs other related duties, as required.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work with a valid New York State License or Masters in Mental Health Counseling with Limited Permit.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.
  • Ability to work effectively with adolescents, families, professionals and other personnel from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.



  • 403b + employer match
  • Up to 20 vacation days
  • Sick days
  • Personal days

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 002882

Children's Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability