Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps RFK Academy
RFK Academy is seeking a strong team member to lead the team’s clinical understanding and application of skill building strategies to support student growth and progress. The ideal Clinical Coordinator to join the administrative and staff teams will be a curious observer who enjoys engaging students in learning about themselves, their strengths and what works to help them self-regulate and optimize learning. The school schedule allows for over five weeks of vacation time to be taken when school is not in session with no on call hours required. Applicants must possess a Master’s degree and clinical licensure (LICSW/LMHC).
The Clinical Coordinator leads the application of clinical thinking within a therapeutic day school milieu, contributing to administrative and educational teams in addition to providing clinical sessions engaging individual students, families and groups. The Clinical Coordinator will develop goals on social emotional and self-regulation skills, and collaboratively evaluate and articulate progress with the team, according to treatment planning and students’ Individualized Education Programs.
• Serve as a member of the Administrative Team along with the Program Director, Education Coordinator, Transition Specialist and Mentor Teacher who together represent educational, transition-focused and clinical roles in service of optimum program leadership.
• Provide individual, group, and family therapy to assigned caseload or support delivery in communication with external providers.
• Fulfill an active administrative role in the development and management of the program including program safety, security and structure; behavior support and crisis management; milieu treatment; inter-disciplinary communication; family involvement; post-secondary transition; and experiential learning.
• Provide clinical training/in service to program staff.
• Maintain clinical reports, notes and records that are consistent with RFK and DESE policies.
• Write and present IEP current performance, goals and progress notes, representing clinical progress at Team meetings planned and coordinated by the Education Coordinator.
• Lead the school’s implementation of a positive milieu environment as a means to engage clinical support that fosters academic and transition skill building and success.
• Demonstrate knowledge and implementation of various behavior support strategies and systems utilized in the school program.
• Be available for crisis management and intervention throughout the school day and in all areas of the program.
• Coordinate and document resolution of critical incidents of behavior (involving other staff team members where appropriate).
• Participate in/contribute to daily staff debrief and planning sessions.
• Participate in psychiatric consultations and med. reviews as scheduled with students on caseload.
• Coordinate and lead intakes with prospective students.
• Maintain and document regular (weekly) phone contact with parents, caregivers, and integral members of students’ educational team to report student performance.
• Maintain students’ clinical files (includes treatment plans, discharge summaries, weekly summaries for each student, incident reports, phone logs, and appropriate correspondence).
• Write psychosocial summaries, including the Individualized Crisis Management Plan developed at intake, within 6 weeks of enrollment; report on this information to school staff team.
• Lead staff team in applying clinical knowledge and proactive prevention thinking to all aspects of behavior support and student learning.
• Supervise clinicians/clinical interns.
• A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in an educational, residential or milieu setting.
• A master’s degree and clinical licensure (LICSW/LMHC).
• A demonstrated track record of contributing clinical thinking in service of a team’s understanding of and collaboration in supporting social-emotional and self-regulation skill building is ideal for this position.
Contact: Rebel McKinley, Program Director, 413-507-2029