Lead Counselor, Summer Program
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.
The Child Mind Institute is seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our team as Lead Counselors 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. Lead Counselors for this program are 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.
This is a highly competitive unpaid internship. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants to investigate stipend programs through their college placement offices and to pursue independent college study credits for this experience. We can provide any requested documentation to assist students in getting stipends and college credit.
- Utilizing positive behavior management strategies
- Assisting lead staff during trainings for counselors
- Supporting counselors throughout the day, under the supervision of lead staff
- Leading children through transitions and various daily activities
- 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
- Prior experience in the Child Mind Institute’s Summer Program is required.
- Advanced undergraduate or graduate-level study in clinical psychology, school psychology, mental health counseling, social work, education/special education, or related field of study.
- Research, clinical, leadership, or field experience working or volunteering with children or adolescents.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lead Counselors 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 counselors 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.
To learn more about the Child Mind Institute, please visit www.childmind.org.
No phone calls or recruiters, please. This position will remain open until filled.