Current Job Opportunities

Title

Coordinator for Clinical School-Based Services (LPC or LCSW)

Reports To

Clinical and Social Services Director

Purpose

The Coordinator for Clinical School-Based Services, in coordination with the Clinical and Social Services Director, will oversee all campus-based therapeutic activities provided to LGBTQ+ students and allies in area middle and high schools.   

Position Type

Full-time, exempt

Essential Functions

  • Plan, coordinate, and deliver on-site psycho-educational support groups for students at Title I schools in collaboration with Communities In Schools of Central Texas.

  • Provide individual counseling on campus for students with identified need.

  • Assist with the development and revision and oversee the implementation of a variety of curricula addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ youth.

  • Assist the with development and oversee the administration of pre-and-post intervention survey data. As directed, work with external research partner to evaluate the effectiveness of programs.  

  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with Communities In Schools personnel and collaborative research partners.

  • Coordination and oversight of co-facilitators, including graduate student social work and/or counseling interns, assigned to in-school groups in conjunction with Clinical Director. Provide effective and timely coaching, feedback and intervention to co-facilitators as needed. Plan activities for group and individual supervision of co-facilitators.

  • Prepare and submit regular and timely documentation of services as required by Communities In Schools, funders, and the Clinical Director.

  • Perform other activities and duties as directed by Clinical Director, including but not limited to providing additional clinical or social services on behalf of Out Youth.

  • Create and implement a short-term and long-term plan for school-based services.

  • As needed, apply for grant funding to support the continuation and growth of school-based services.  

Qualities of Coordinator for School-Based Services

  • Flexible: Demonstrates flexibility when plans or situations change unexpectedly and effectively adjusts plans to achieve intended outcomes.

  • Creative: Ability to sort through complexity and solve problems creatively.

  • Independent: Manages time and resources effectively with limited direction, prioritizing efforts according to organizational goals.

 

Other Organizational Competencies

  • Follow Through: Follows through on commitments and promises with an appropriate sense of urgency.

  • Decision Making: Establishes decision-making processes, communicating about how decisions will be made and engaging others who should have input.

  • Sharing: Promotes and contributes to a culture of sharing effective practices within the organization and with community partners

Additional Requirement

  • All candidates must have a valid driver’s license, full-access to a reliable vehicle, and the willingness to drive within the Austin and surrounding areas (examples: Manor and Del Valle) in order to perform the essential functions of this position. The Coordinator will be reimbursed for mileage related to the delivery of school-based services.   

Hours

Hours for this position may vary. School-based services will typically take place during the standard school day, however, some before or after school hours may be required. This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position. Coordinator will be expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week during the summer months. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

  • Cultural competence with the LGBTQ+ community and with adolescents.

  • Ability to work effectively with clients from a variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds.

  • Knowledgeable about adolescent development, gender identity, sexuality, as well as systems of privilege and oppression.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Must be conscientious and detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 or more years counseling or social service experience.

  • Experience collaborating with schools or community agencies.

  • Experience planning and facilitating therapeutic group activities.

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish or American Sign Language).

  • Experience with evidence-based curricula and/or grant-funded programs.

Computer and Technology Skill Requirements

Proficiency in Google Suite and other computer programs.

Pay

Pay will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits

  • Medical insurance.

  • Malpractice insurance paid for by agency.

  • Mileage reimbursement.

Hiring Process

Out Youth is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment. Out Youth aims to reflect the diversity of the community it serves. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other factor protected by state, local, and/or federal laws.

Send any questions regarding this posting to jobs@outyouth.org.

No phone calls will be accepted.

The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply

Send your cover letter, resume,  references, and employment application in PDF format by email to jobs@outyouth.org.

Employment application can be downloaded here

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the lead clinician for school-based services. All personnel may periodically be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.

 

 

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