School Based Mental Health Counselor; Holland Patent
May. 9 2024

School Based Mental Health Counselor; Holland Patent

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School-Based Mental Health Counselor

Provide therapeutic counseling in school-based satellite location in Holland Patent, NY.

Standard full-year work schedule of 37.5-hour work week, M-F, hours may vary based on the assigned school’s individual needs. During school breaks, the clinician will continue to provide services at the school(s), out of a clinic site, and/or in the community depending on needs.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Neighborhood Center is looking for reliable and conscientious Social Workers and/or Mental Health Counselors to work within a cohesive and supportive multidisciplinary team seeking to provide mental health services to children in the school setting. The School-Based Mental Health Counselor independently performs diagnostic and needs assessments, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and school-based individual and/or group therapy with remote administrative and supervisory support. The School-Based Mental Health Counselor will collaborate with school personnel to assist in identifying the needs of the students and in designing efficient service delivery.


  • Provides direct school-based therapeutic services to students and their families according to need.
  • Conducts strength-based assessments to identify student/family needs.
  • Provide clinic and/or community-based individual, family, and/or group therapy during school breaks according to need.
  • Provides follow-up before, during, and after services in order to be responsive to the needs of clients/ families as they surface and to help determine satisfaction with services and obtain recommendations for service enhancement.
  • Functions as an interdisciplinary team member at all conferences designed to diagnose and treat clients.
  • Maintains contact and consults with school personnel and community agencies as the clients’ mental health advocate and as a mental health professional for the treatment team.
  • Provides outreach to engage treatment-resistant high-risk students and families.
  • Provides input for clinical planning for assigned schools.
  • Assists in linking clients to outside agencies and community resources as indicated and appropriate.
  • Maintains timely, complete, and accurate record documentation.
  • Attends and participates in staff/agency meetings.
  • Accepts emergency cases and/or the assignment of other clients by supervisory staff.
  • Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to OMH guidelines, Neighborhood Center policy and procedures, and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement, as well as the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.


  • Experience working with children and/or adolescents with mental health disorders and their families
  • Ability to maintain expectations for timeliness and accuracy in the performance of the job functions.
  • Ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Must reside in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Schoharie Counties.
  • Some flexibility in the work schedule is needed.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), Mental Health Counseling (MHC), Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), or Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) with NYS license, or limited permit eligibility.
  • For MSW permit holders NYS License must be obtained within six (6) months of employment. All other permit holders must obtain a NYS License within six (6) months of meeting experience requirements.

At The Neighborhood Center, Inc, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the success of our organization and are dedicated to creating a workplace that welcomes and values all individuals. We strive to create a culture that fosters respect, openness, and understanding, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for open positions.

Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, and termination. We are committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and we expect all employees to share in this commitment.

If you are passionate about our mission and believe that you would be a good fit for our organization, we encourage you to apply for any open positions that match your qualifications and experience. We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you better.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.67 – $30.77 per hour

Expected hours: 37.5 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person

Work Location: In person

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