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School Based Therapist

Children's Health Council

This is a Contract position in Palo Alto, CA posted July 9, 2022.

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Behind every child who believes in their own potential is an adult who believed first. Could that be you?

CHC is seeking to grow our team with passionate professionals who believe that:

every child who walks through CHC’s doors is filled with promise and potential (even if they don’t see it themselves).
differences are superpowers and kids are superheroes (even when they’re in disguise).
if a child is struggling, a whole family is struggling, and we can offer them the first glimmer of hope they may have seen in a very long time.

By becoming a part of CHC, you have the unique opportunity to:

collaborate with some of the most renowned child and adolescent experts in the country.
be an instrument of healing, leading children, teens and young adults to roads filled with growth, promise and self-discovery.
leverage your own unique talents to change lives every day.

At CHC, we believe in the promise and potential of every child, teen and young adult. Our mission is to transform young lives by providing culturally responsive best-in-class learning and mental health services to families from diverse backgrounds regardless of language, location or ability to pay. We specialize in ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism.

Esther B. Clark Schools provide transformative education in a caring, therapeutic day school setting where children with emotional and behavioral issues re-engage in learning and develop the positive behaviors necessary to transition back to a more traditional school setting. It’s one of the most successful programs of its kind.

Under the direction of the EBC School Clinical Manager, the clinician serves as the primary therapist for each students’ individual and family mental health treatment plan. The therapist works with the classroom teams in developing and implementing an integrated and comprehensive treatment program for up to 12 students.


Serve as a primary therapist and clinical case manager for each child and their family, and provides guidance in the mental health domain as a member of each students’ interdisciplinary team.
Lead weekly group therapy for classroom students
Consult with the school Clinical Manager on clinical treatment plans and when mental health emergencies arise.
Develop, monitor and document each student’s therapeutic IEP goals in consultation with the team and with school clinical manager.
Complete initial intake evaluation reports, outcome evaluation forms and clinical progress notes and reports regarding therapeutic services delivered.
Plan and co-lead (with another EBC clinician) at least one evening parent workshop on a relevant topic as part of yearlong parent workshop series.
Attends weekly therapist and staff meetings as well as classroom team meetings as necessary; keeps classroom team appraised of pertinent information regarding the individual and family therapies, within professional limits of confidentiality and appropriateness.
Attend each child’s IEP meetings and presents therapeutic IEP goals as well as review students’ progress on these goals. Reviews child’s mental health status and presents the mental health component of the intervention plan.
Schedule and attend regular weekly individualized supervisory meeting with the school Clinical Manager
Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


License eligible MSW, MFTi or APCC.
Registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) is required.
Experience working as part of a school multidisciplinary team preferred
Strong knowledge of the individual, group, and family therapy modalities in youth and family work.
Experience with applying therapeutic interventions utilizing a family systems approach
Knowledge providing therapy to children who have serious emotional disturbances including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorder and PTSD and learning disabilities.

Competitive Benefits:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an attractive and extensive benefits package for employees working at least.75 FTE or greater, including:

Medical, dental and vision benefits
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Work/Life Balance – Flexible schedules !
Training and development
Educational reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Life and personal accident insurance
Short and long-term disability coverage
Free continuing education classes offered on-site
Paid sick leave
Paid vacation
14-16 paid holidays each year
Employees who work for a non-profit may qualify for loan forgiveness under PSLF
Licensed mental health providers may be eligible for California loan repayment programs

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.