CAREERS AND INTERNSHIPS

  • Mental Health Services Manager (Full-Time)
  • Mental Health Clinicians (Part-Time) 

Mental Health Services Manager (Full-Time)

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (Crittenton) is recruiting a full-time staff person or consultant to deliver fifteen hours of individual or group therapy per week and supervise the mental health services team, including up to four social work interns per semester. The clients will be predominately Black, Latina, and Asian teen girls with presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and emotion management, among others. They will be participants in Crittenton programs at twenty-one middle and high schools in Montgomery County, MD (Burtonsville, Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Silver Spring), and Washington, DC (Wards 5, 7, and 8).

The position requires:

  • A master’s degree in social work
  • A Maryland (LCSW-C) and/or DC (LICSW) license
  • A proven track record in assessment, individual and group counseling, and crisis response
  • At least three years of experience working with teen girls of color
  • Delivery of virtual or in-person sessions at times and on days that are convenient for clients
  • Experience delivering virtual sessions and utilizing therapy practice management software, such as TheraNest
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative, and be both flexible and persistent
  • A commitment to Crittenton’s core values

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver weekly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions to fifteen individuals or groups, using TheraNest Practice Management Software for any virtual sessions
  • When necessary, provide and coordinate mental health crisis intervention services
  • Provide clinical oversight and consultation for the mental services health team, including consulting clinicians, the Mental Health Services Administrator, and social work interns
  • Review clients’ assessments completed by the Mental Health Services Administrator and then assign clients to clinicians
  • Maintain accurate documentation in individual client case files, including treatment plans, progress notes, and summaries in compliance with HIPPA regulations
  • Provide one hour of weekly supervision per week to no more than two interns, including case consultation, diagnostic and treatment plan review, feedback, and approval in TheraNest; countersign interns’ records
  • Adhere to the ethical principles for social work, as defined by the field’s code of ethics and/or licensure board

PROGRAM MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  • Maintain accurate documentation in individual client case files and group charts, including treatment plans and progress notes in compliance with HIPPA regulations
  • Ensure that consulting clinicians and interns maintain accurate and complete client records in compliance with HIPPA regulations
  • Collect accurate and complete program evaluation data from participants in group and individual counseling
  • Contribute data for monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports for grant funders and evaluation
  • Work with the evaluation team to ensure effective program evaluation and use resulting insights to improve mental health services delivery

REQUIRED CORE COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrated experience delivering evidence-based mental health services, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and experience in diverse environments
  • Willingness to stay updated on new treatments, protocols, and licensure requirements within the field
  • Empathy, understanding, and profound commitment to the girls and the communities which Crittenton serves
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to listen actively
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member using a participatory approach
  • Ability to utilize technology for program delivery, evaluation, and communication
  • Strong relationship-building and record-keeping skills

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in social work
  • Hold a Maryland (LCSW-C) or DC (LICSW) Board approved license, having met all state licensure requirements at an advanced or independent (LC) clinical level
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience post-licensure

TO APPLY:

Please send an email to mental_health@crittentonservices.org with the following attachments:

  • Your resume
  • Copy of social work license(s)

No phone calls, please

Mental Health Clinicians (Part-Time)

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (Crittenton) is recruiting part-time consultants to deliver a total of twenty hours of individual or group therapy per week and supervise up to three social work interns per semester. The clients will be predominately Black, Latina, and Asian teen girls with presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and behavior management, among others. They will be participants in Crittenton programs at twenty-one middle and high schools in Montgomery County, MD (Burtonsville, Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Silver Spring), and Washington, DC (Wards 5, 7, and 8).

The position requires:

  • A master’s degree in social work
  • A Maryland (LCSW-C) and/or DC (LICSW) license
  • A proven track record in assessment, individual and group counseling, and crisis response
  • At least three years of experience working with teen girls of color
  • Delivery of virtual or in-person sessions at times and on days that are convenient for clients
  • Experience delivering virtual sessions and utilizing therapy practice management software, such as TheraNest
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative, and be both flexible and persistent
  • A commitment to Crittenton’s core values

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver five to ten weekly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions to program participants, including individual or group counseling and, when necessary, mental health crisis intervention services
  • Coordinate with Crittenton’s bilingual Mental Health Services Administrator, who will undertake initial outreach to parents; create electronic records for clients; register participants for therapy; and conduct assessments, including the PHQ-9 for depression, the GAD-7 for Anxiety, and the Pediatric ACEs and Related Life Events Screener
  • Provide one hour of weekly supervision per week per assigned intern to include case consultation, diagnostic and treatment plan reviews, feedback, and approval
  • Adhere to ethical principles for social work, as defined by the field’s code of ethics and/or licensure board

PROGRAM MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  • Maintain accurate documentation in individual client case files, including treatment plans, progress notes, and summaries in compliance with HIPPA regulations 
  • Ensure that interns maintain accurate and complete client records in compliance with HIPPA regulations
  • Collect accurate and complete program evaluation data from participants in group and individual counseling
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports for grant funders

REQUIRED CORE COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrated experience delivering evidence-based mental health services, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and experience in diverse environments
  • Willingness to stay updated on new treatments, protocols, and licensure requirements within the field
  • Empathy, understanding, and profound commitment to the girls and the communities which Crittenton serves
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to listen actively
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member using a participatory approach
  • Ability to utilize technology for program delivery, evaluation, and communication
  • Strong relationship building, community building, and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to deliver services in Spanish is highly desirable

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in social work
  • Meet all state licensure requirements at an advanced or independent (LC) clinical level and obtain a Maryland (LCSW-C) or DC (LICSW) Board approved license
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience post-licensure
  • Minimum of 5 years working in direct service with children and youth

TERMS:

Once a month, Crittenton will pay consultants a negotiated rate per hour for each hour of therapy and/or intern supervision delivered. Completion of treatment plans and progress notes and submission of an invoice required before payment.

TO APPLY:

Please send an email to mental_health@crittentonservices.org with the following attachments:

  • Your resume
  • Copy of social work license(s)

No phone calls, please

Youth Development Program Coordinator(s)

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (Crittenton) is recruiting Youth Development Program Coordinators to deliver positive youth development programs at middle schools in Montgomery County, MD. The full-time position requires:

§  Training in positive youth development

§  A proven track record in working with teens
§  Commitment to Crittenton’s “whole girl” approach and core values
§  The ability to create a caring and safe environment for program participants while maintaining professional boundaries
§  Willingness to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, take initiative, and be both flexible and persistent

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Delivery

§  Deliver program curricula with fidelity to five groups of 15 to 18 students once a week during the school day from September to June
§  Work closely with a designated school contact to recruit, retain, and serve program participants
§  Maintain regular communication with program participants to meet participants’ needs and ensure program engagement, attendance, completion, and retention
§  Work with school staff and Crittenton’s Resource Coordinator, College and Career Readiness Counselor, and Mental Health Services Team to refer participants to mental health services, medical care, benefits/social services, and academic support or tutoring, among other services
§  Work with other program coordinators and the college and careers coordinator to arrange out-of-school enrichment activities to expose participants to colleges, careers, and workplaces

Relationships with parents, in schools, and in the community

§  Maintain regular communication with parents to ensure required levels of attendance and satisfaction with a series of parent workshops
§  Represent Crittenton within assigned schools and maintain working relationships with school administrators, nurses, counselors, teachers, and support staff to keep the school informed on program activities and build support for the program within the school
§  Represent Crittenton at meetings with providers working in the assigned schools and with community groups to build relationships that will support the program and program participants

Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting

§  Maintain all program-related records, including group registration, parental permission, group rosters, and session attendance
§  Submit weekly attendance and implementation reports
§  Submit monthly program forecasts
§  Collect participants’ report cards and school discipline data each quarter of the school year
§  Compile other program data for reports and ongoing monitoring
§  Submit evaluation plans and administer all evaluation instruments

Other

§  Adhere to the assigned program budget
§  Submit accurate and timely expenditure reports and receipts, as required
§  Other duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications and Core Competencies:

§  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Youth Development, Counseling, Public Health, Education, or other relevant fields
§  Demonstrated ability to recruit participants and deliver programs for middle and high school girls in group settings
§  Minimum two years of direct service experience with youth
§  Demonstrated mastery and use of the core competencies (skills, abilities, and knowledge) essential for youth development work (See attached)
§  Demonstrated ability to deliver content on reproductive health, healthy relationships, and social and emotional skills
§  Demonstrated ability to speak and write cogently

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

§  Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Public Health, Education, or other relevant fields
§  Experience delivering positive youth development programs in the Greater Washington Area
§  Experience delivering programs for young parents
§  Experience delivering content to young parents on reproductive health, sexual health, contraception, healthy relationships, child development, and parenting
§  Experience in crisis intervention and conflict resolution

Other requirements:

§  Access to reliable personal transportation required

§  Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software
§  Commitment to Crittenton’s organizational values related to racial equity, cultural competence, and responsiveness in program delivery, community relations, and staff development

SALARY & BENEFITS:

§  This position pays an annual starting salary of $55,000 to $60,000, depending upon education and experience.
§  Benefits include Paid Time Off and Health, Short-Term Disability, and Life Insurance.

To apply:

Please send an email to cgarcia@crittentonservices.org with the following attachments:

§  Your resume
§  A brief, work-related writing sample

                                                               No phone calls, please

Bilingual Youth Development Program Coordinator(s)

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (Crittenton) is recruiting Youth Development Program Coordinators to deliver positive youth development programs at middle schools in Montgomery County, MD. The full-time position requires:

§  Training in positive youth development
§A proven track record in working with teens
§Commitment to Crittenton’s “whole girl” approach and core values
§The ability to create a caring and safe environment for program participants while maintaining professional boundaries
§  Willingness to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, take initiative, and be both flexible and persistent

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Delivery

§  Deliver program curricula with fidelity to five groups of 15 to 18 students once a week during the school day from September to June
§  Work closely with a designated school contact to recruit, retain, and serve program participants
§  Maintain regular communication with program participants to meet participants’ needs and ensure program engagement, attendance, completion, and retention
§  Work with school staff and Crittenton’s Resource Coordinator, College and Career Readiness Counselor, and Mental Health Services Team to refer participants to mental health services, medical care, benefits/social services, and academic support or tutoring, among other services
§  Work with other program coordinators and the college and careers coordinator to arrange out-of-school enrichment activities to expose participants to colleges, careers, and workplaces

Relationships with parents, in schools, and in the community

§  Maintain regular communication with parents to ensure required levels of attendance and satisfaction with a series of parent workshops
§  Represent Crittenton within assigned schools and maintain working relationships with school administrators, nurses, counselors, teachers, and support staff to keep the school informed on program activities and build support for the program within the school
§  Represent Crittenton at meetings with providers working in the assigned schools and with community groups to build relationships that will support the program and program participants

Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting

§  Maintain all program-related records, including group registration, parental permission, group rosters, and session attendance
§  Submit weekly attendance and implementation reports
§  Submit monthly program forecasts
§  Collect participants’ report cards and school discipline data each quarter of the school year
§  Compile other program data for reports and ongoing monitoring
§  Submit evaluation plans and administer all evaluation instruments

Other

§  Adhere to the assigned program budget
§  Submit accurate and timely expenditure reports and receipts, as required
§  Other duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications and Core Competencies:

§  Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Youth Development, Counseling, Public Health, Education, or other relevant fields
§  Demonstrated ability to recruit participants and deliver programs for middle and high school girls in group settings
§  Minimum two years of direct service experience with youth
§  Demonstrated mastery and use of the core competencies (skills, abilities, and knowledge) essential for youth development work (See attached)
§  Demonstrated ability to deliver content on reproductive health, healthy relationships, and social and emotional skills
§  Demonstrated ability to speak and write cogently in English and Spanish

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

§  Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Public Health, Education, or other relevant fields
§  Experience delivering positive youth development programs in the Greater Washington Area
§  Experience delivering programs for young parents
§  Experience delivering content to young parents on reproductive health, sexual health, contraception, healthy relationships, child development, and parenting
§  Experience in crisis intervention and conflict resolution

Other requirements:

§  Access to reliable personal transportation required
§  Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software
§  Commitment to Crittenton’s organizational values related to racial equity, cultural competence, and responsiveness in program delivery, community relations, and staff development

SALARY & BENEFITS:

§  This position pays an annual starting salary of $55,000 to $60,000, depending upon education and experience.
§  Benefits include Paid Time Off and Health, Short-Term Disability, and Life Insurance.

To apply:

Please send an email to cgarcia@crittentonservices.org with the following attachments:

§  Your resume
§  A brief, work-related writing sample

No phone calls, please