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Mental Health Clinician - Health Services (N129-2324)

Mental Health Clinician - Health Services (N129-2324)

locationWethersfield, CT 06109, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Healthcare / Pharmacy
Full Time

Posting Number: N127-2324

Posting Date: 6/22/2023

Closing Date:        Until Filled

POSITION:             Mental Health Clinician

REPORTS TO:       Health Services Coordinator and/or Senior Executive Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide clinical mental health services to students enrolled in the School Based Health Center.


1.       Provide psychosocial assessment to students.

2.       Provide individual and group counseling to students and their parents.

3.       Provide crisis intervention.

4.       Refer students to appropriate community resources for social and mental health services when needed.

5.       Aid in developing standard procedures to handle crisis.

6.       Work as a team with the School Based Health Center staff and other staff from the school.

7.       Serve as Field Instructor for student interns.

8.       Help clinic staff identify students at risk, and facilitate access to appropriate services.

9.       Provide written documentation and billing documentation of all services.

10.    Provide monthly reports and maintain records as required by School Clinic and the Department of Public Health.

11.    Advise on and promote mental health issues relevant to the student population and the clinic.

12.    Contribute to the development of standard operational procedures for mental health related services at one specific school.

13.    Participate in staff development within the clinic and school.

14.    Perform other duties as required.


1.       Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or Psychology required.

2.       Licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) required.

3.       Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred.

4.       Demonstrated success in working with school aged children, adolescents and families.

5.       Ability to work autonomously as well as cooperatively with school and community groups.

6.       Prior experience as a community clinic provider

7.       Ability to work under difficult time constraints.

8.       Knowledge of services and resources available in the Hartford area.


SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten-month work year. Salary Grid A515 ($56,159 - $67,640). Hartford Public Schools is offering a signing incentive of up to $5,000 for full-time, newly hired certified teachers in district identified shortage areas for the 2023-24 school year. 

EVALUATION: Evaluated annually.

UNION AFFILIATION: Hartford Educational Support Personnel

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All current internal and external applicants must submit an online application. To apply, please visit and follow the appropriate link.

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) is a diverse community of educators and approximately 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gaps, and preparing students for life, college, career, and success.   

HPS recruits and selects diverse professionals, who are committed to developing students’ individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!

Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?

Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:

● Competitive salary

● Career growth opportunities

● Tuition reimbursement

● Rich health care plan 

● Professional development

Diversity Among Us

Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and educators. Among our 18,000 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we are well above the national average for diverse teachers and administrators. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color.  

Hartford is the Place for You

The state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour’s drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America’s oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the “insurance capital” due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.

Position Subject to Available Funding

An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D