Clinical Team Leader, Summer Program

Organizational Summary

The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Summary

The Child Mind Institute is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a Clinical Team Leader for our Summer Program for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, and related learning and behavior problems.  The Program is offered as a four-week immersive summer session each year. The Clinical Team Leader for this program is trained to use empirically-supported behavior management techniques to work with children with disruptive behavior concerns, encouraging them to engage in positive and pro-social behavior as they interact with other children and adults.

This position reports directly to the directors of the program, Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA, and Michelle Kaplan, LCSW. We offer a competitive hourly salary commensurate on experience.


  • Utilizing positive behavior management strategies
  • Assisting lead staff during trainings for counselors
  • Supporting counselors throughout the day, under the supervision of lead staff
  • Assisting with developing individualized behavior plans
  • Leading recreational activities/games, sports skills training, social skills didactics, etc.
  • Reviewing daily treatment records to maximize treatment gains
  • Interfacing with parents, with the guidance of lead staff, to ensure coordination of care is optimized
  • Receiving daily clinical supervision with lead staff to develop individualized treatment goals


  • Completed graduate-level study in clinical psychology, school psychology, mental health counseling, social work, education/special education, or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 2 years or more of clinical experience as a practicing clinician in the field.
  • Prior experience in Child Mind Institute’s Summer Program, similar summer treatment programs, or related programs is preferred.
  • Experience leading groups in summer camps, after-school, sports, daycare, or educational programs; experience in organized sports, art, music, dance, theater, journalism, photography, and videography preferred.
  • Research, clinical, leadership, or field experience working or volunteering with children or adolescents is also preferred.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt; ability to accept and utilize constructive feedback.
  • Ability to commit to all dates of the program’s duration, as well as additional dates predetermined by lead staff.
  • Clinical Team Leaders are required to attend each day of the program and all trainings.  The program runs from Monday, July 2, 2018 through Friday, July 27, 2018, with a day off on Wednesday, July 4th. All Clinical Team Leaders are required to attend mandatory training the week prior, Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018 The hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Application Details and Instructions

Click here to apply. Please upload cover letter and resume as one document in the resume section on the application site.

Employment at Will Relationship: This position description does not constitute a guarantee that employment will continue for any specified period of time.  Rather, employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and CMI, and can be terminated at will by the employee or by CMI.

CMI reserves the right to modify the job description and/or reporting relationship at any time.

CMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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No phone calls or recruiters, please. This position will remain open until filled.