Bilingual Evening Mental Health Counselor
SUMMARY Under the leadership of the Director of Student Support, The SEED School of Maryland is seeking a Licensed Social Worker to serve as an Evening Mental Health Counselor. The Evening Mental Health Counselor will provide mental health counseling intervention and prevention services to students during the Academic and Student Life Program hours. The Mental Health Counselor also provides appropriate mental health intervention that will promote student success and academic persistence during The SEED School enrollment and after graduation. Fluency in Spanish language strongly preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The Bilingual Evening Mental Health Counselor will provide: Direct Student Mental Health and Counseling Services . Serve as a primary source of mental health/counseling support during Student Life and Academic Program hours (Sunday: 5pm-9pm; Monday - Thursday: 12 pm-9 pm) . Conduct comprehensive mental health needs assessments for students. . Provide bilingual services for Spanish-speaking families and students (translation, individual and group activities assist with student recruitment and retention and assist other departments as needed). . Provide direct services to students through clinical intervention strategies including individual and group treatments based on child and family social work standards, current school data, and The SEED School vision and mission. . Encourage family engagement and parent involvement in collaboration with staff specialists. . Collaborate with the Student Support Team, Special Education, Student Life Managers, Directors of Student Life, as well as Academic staff to determine best practices for clinical intervention, student growth, and academic success. . Develop and assist with the implementation of effective strategies to support healthy emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning for students within the Student Life Program. Administrative . Maintain appropriate clinical documentation regarding clinical assessment and intervention. . Participate in Student Support Team (SST) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team meetings. This includes but is not limited to conducting appropriate assessments and observations, completing student/parent informational interviews, and developing individualized educational goals and accommodations for students. . Maintain and disseminate current and appropriate resource materials to education stakeholders. Crisis Intervention/Emergency Management . Provide crisis intervention and management of mental health emergencies for all students during the Student Life Program, as needed. Professionalism/Professional Development . Attend staff meetings, professional development, in-service programs, and other school-sponsored events as scheduled by the Student Support Team. . Complete regular self-evaluations as part of performance review with supervisor . Perform other duties as assigned. Experience and Education Master's Degree or equivalent working experience in psychology, counseling, social work, or related field. Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Certified (LCSW-C), Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or equivalent. 2-3 years direct experience in adolescent and family counseling, residential/boarding education, college-preparatory academic settings, counseling/psychology, and/or related fields.