Clinician – School Services – Essex High School, part time

The School Services Clinician provides mental health, consultation and case management services to youth, using a Social Work model.  This position is part time (24 hours per week), is located in Essex's High School. The role starts in August 2021. 

The School Services Program helps children, ages 3-22 and their families address challenges so that children can experience healthy development and school success.  School Services Clinicians act as the link between home, school and community in order to promote and support students' overall school and social success. 

This is a co-hire position between Howard Center and the Essex Westford School District school district. 


  • Develop and implement treatment plans for students experiencing significant emotional/behavioral/environmental challenges 
  • Provide services in school, home and community settings
  • Provide services/support at multiple levels including: individual, family, group, staff/team, classroom and school community
  • Provide supportive counseling and collateral contact to students and families in order to facilitate success in reaching treatment goals
  • Conduct clinical assessments and diagnosis
  • Provide crisis prevention and intervention
  • Educate/Consult with school staff about mental health issues, poverty, marginalization and disenfranchisement
  • Clinical documentation and record keeping in compliance with Agency requirements


  • Masters Degree in a mental health discipline
  • Experience working with youth with emotional/behavioral challenges
  • A Clinical License in a related field
  • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle


  • Part time, 24 hours/week, 3 days per week
  • This is a union position
  • The salary for this position is $27,992.64 ($29,215.68 with clinical license)
  • This is an exempt position

Perks & Benefits:

- Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families
- Delta dental
- 40 hour work week with a 205 day contract; also offer 3 personal days and 8 sick days with a $1000 bonus for completing contract days annually
- Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Childcare stipend
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee referral program with financial payment
- Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
- Award-winning workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
- Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.