NBT & YAP Seek School-Based Mental Health Clinician

June 29, 2020

NBT, with our Partner Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) operates a school-based youth services program in the New Brunswick School District. We are seeking a part-time mental health clinician to serve at the New Brunswick Middle School.

Internal Posting Closes: July 6,2020


Position: Mental Health Clinician                    Location: New Brunswick, NJ


Status: Part Time/Hourly                                    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt


Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in 29 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and families per year.  Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.

Summary of the Position:  Mental Health Clinician is responsible for assessments, intakes, and treatment plans for students to address behavioral, emotional, mental and social needs. They will maintain collaboration with all departments at the school, communication with students, parents, and school personnel, Act as a liaison between school and community entities. Monitor status behavioral and emotional progress. Must plan, organize, and coordinate group work and workshops. Will support summer programming. Must be meticulous with maintenance of files and documentation, ensure inline database is accurate and up to date. Must provide monthly and quarterly agency reports, maintain progress notes and case notes. Be able to attend and participate in external and internal meetings. Must be professional and maintain appropriate attire for school settings


Qualifications/Requirements:  Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work Education, or other related discipline from an accredited college/university. Must have a valid and active New Jersey License to practice in respective field (LAC, LPC, LSW, or LCSW). School Counselor Certification is a plus. Experience working in urban settings is highly desirable.


Individual must have experience using an online platform for service delivery (i.e. Skype, Zoom, GoTo meetings etc.)


Must be able to multi-task and work under pressure, ability to work well in a team, ability to hone analytical and organizational skills. Required to be computer literate.


Bi-Lingual(English and Spanish) Preferably


Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and car insurance limits with a minimum of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident bodily injury liability. 


Candidate should indicate salary requirements


BenefitsAvailable: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, AFLAC and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan


Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) Professional references and one (1)Personal references to ATTN: Rebecca Escobar at rescobar@yapinc.org


Visit the Youth Advocate Programs website to view this job opening: http://www.yapinc.org/Jobs/Job-Detail/jobid/3296