For more than 100 years, the Christopher House mission has been to strengthen and empower economically disadvantaged children and their families by providing a continuum of educational and human services. Our integrated web of support services helps build thriving families by equipping them with the tools they need to become self-sufficient and progress in their social, emotional, educational and economic development.
We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction. Christopher House values high expectations and an educational program that leverages arts integration, project-based learning, parent involvement, celebration of diversity, and a commitment to measurable results. These values are the framework of our learning community and extend to students, parents, teachers, and administrators. These values have resulted in educational services that produce significant returns in student achievement and parental involvement. Our dynamic and innovative programs lead the field in accountability and achievement by establishing and exceeding rigorous academic, social and emotional outcomes.
In the fall of 2013, Christopher House built on its portfolio of early learning centers and expanded our transformative culture into a birth to eighth grade school composed of an Early Learning and an Elementary Learning House. The Elementary Learning House will be a K-8 charter school. The school will create unprecedented collaboration between early childhood and elementary educators as well as family support programs. In addition, it will provide foundational exposure during the earliest years of life to our culture of high expectations and academic excellence.
Responsibilities: Assist in the provision of social work services to low-income children and families with the basic goal of enhancing their abilities to function independently. The Social Worker will provide head start mental health services as assigned. Participate in staffing by making observations of the child and obtaining and sharing relevant family background information.
Conduct intake screenings of new families and individual clients from Christopher House programs, in coordination with the Clinical Supervisor of SWS. Make observations and assessments of children and their families. Contribute to the development of the treatment plan(s) and by implementing the clinical portion of the plan. Provide individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and their families. Decide frequency, focus and duration of counseling on a case by case basis. Provide consultation to Teachers and to Christopher House staff members regarding specific children and specific treatment issues. Make home visits to clients when appropriate. Provide Head Start mental health consultation as assigned. Manage each case, with necessary documentation including outcome evaluation data and casework activity summaries.
Qualifications: Minimum of two years of experience in a social service agency providing individual and family therapy. Must be bilingual (English/Spanish) Master’s Degree in Social Work, a Master of Science in Counseling, and an LCSW or LCPC eligibility.
Submit cover letter & resume to: Gloria Kuechenberg, Director Family Support Services
Christopher House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.