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Clinical Intervention Specialist - Mental Health Services in Schools! (Tacoma)

compensation: Competitive salary and comprehensive employee benefits package
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Seneca Family of Agencies is a nonprofit agency that provides an unconditional continuum of care for the most vulnerable families on the West Coast. At Seneca, we form strengths-based partnerships with parents and caregivers to meet the greatest needs of each young person served and to help the youth’s natural support providers to maximize their potential. Seneca staff work closely with county agencies, school districts, and other community-based providers to ensure that children and families receive the supportive services they need to ensure safety, stability, and permanency.

The Clinical Intervention Specialist provides school-based therapeutic, case management and consultation services for a caseload of children and families. Working within partnering schools, the Clinical Intervention Specialist coordinates services delivered at the school site to ensure the success of its students. In addition to working directly with children and families in need, the Specialist supports faculty and staff in including students successfully in diverse settings by providing teacher coaching, modeling and professional development opportunities. In this way, the Clinical Intervention Specialist works collaboratively with classroom teachers, school leadership and the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) implementation team to maintain the academic, social and emotional needs of each student.

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca's agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!

  • Tacoma, WA
  • Work effectively as a member of a transdisciplinary team implementing academic, behavioral, and therapeutic services for students in need of intervention
  • Provide coaching and professional development to support school staff in experiencing success with all students
  • Implement research-based interventions aligned with the three tiers of the MTSS pyramid, including individual, group, and family therapy and case management for identified students
  • Document interventions provided and provide necessary reports on student progress
  • Engage caregivers in the educational process, providing frequent opportunities to discuss student growth and needs
  • Provide consultation to school staff on safety assessments, mental health crises, and accessing social service
  • Participate in regular supervision session and professional learning communities to enhance practice and increase coherence
  • Maintain a high standard of professional behavior at all times
  • Some travel required; mileage reimbursement provided for any travel beyond normal work commute
  • Master's degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling
  • License requirements: LMFT or LICSW in Washington preferred, may possess LMFTA or LSWAIC in accordance with Washington State Department of Health requirements
  • Bilingual Spanish/English abilities a plus!
  • 3+ years of experience working with youth in a mental health or educational setting, with a preference for those that have provided milieu-based behavioral interventions
  • Connection to local South King or Tacoma Counties communities, particularly communities of color, preferred
  • Valid driver's license
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other state or federal requirements
  • Monday - Friday
  • Starting salary of $48,000 with a pay differential for employees with demonstrated bilingual capabilities in community-relevant languages
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Questions? Please, visit our website at: or call Seneca's Human Resources Department at: (510) 317-1437.

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Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.
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  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

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