The All-Stars Therapeutic After-School Program in Athol is new to this area and offers a great opportunity for a clinician to design therapeutic group activities within a team environment. Regular supervision within the team offers opportunities to grow in knowledge of trauma-informed care and psychobiological development following complex trauma.
The After-school Program provides a range of psych-educational and recreational group activities that occur at the program site and in the community. This program supports youth from ages 6 – 11 years old who are referred from the Department of Mental Health. Group activities include therapeutic support and are structured to strengthen child resiliency and the development of skills in emotion regulation, social skills, social engagement and more.
This position is full-time (40 hours/week).
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following;
Lead activities and groups with children and occasionally their families as part of the After-school Program.
Participate in planning therapeutic group activities both at the program and in the community in coordination program manager and other program staff.
Participate in planning family activities.
Complete diagnostic assessments/treatment plans with children and their families and ongoing documentation.
Assist in referring children to other therapeutic services.
Coordinate care with other providers, school system and state agencies.
Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required. Licensure or license eligible preferred. Demonstrated experience working with children and their families. Good listening skills and an ability to establish trusting relationships with children and their families is important. Competency in oral and written communication skills and computer proficiency for using email, electronic health records, and word processing are required. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation are required.
Additional helpful skills:
Training and/or experience in working with ARC (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) model of trauma-informed care.
Experience in completing projects and working in a team environment.
Knowledge of child development and children's mental care systems.
We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance, paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays), a 403(b) retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also partner with a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and offer personal cell phone plan discounts.
Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From its early days as a child guidance clinic, Clinical & Support Options has expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families during the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.
Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a "one-stop" model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues.
Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.