[School Year 2024-2025] Mental Health Provider

New York, NY: Multi-Site
DREAM Charter Schools – School Support /
Full-Time /
On-site
Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization’s impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.

Reporting to the Network Director of SEL and Mental Health and the School Principal, the Mental Health Provider will support the school in addressing the social, emotional and developmental needs of the school’s students and families and ensure students have access to appropriate resources and services.

We are growing and expanding our Mental Health services across our school sites in School Year 2024-2025, in order to best serve our students and further our Grow the Whole Child model. We are excited to welcome additional Mental Health Providers to many of our schools for the coming school year! If you are a caring and experienced professional who is excited about being a part of our growing MHP community, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities

    • Embody DREAM’s maxims and ensure that students exhibit the same values;
    • Ensure all weekly scheduled mental health services are in compliance with IEP and 504 mandates;
    • Create Counseling Reports and Quarterly IEP Progress Reports for all students with IEPs by the set deadlines and participate in IEP Meetings when appropriate;
    • Maintain updated progress monitoring session notes in NYC DOE SESIS documentation system; 
    • Support teachers in understanding each student’s behavioral and social emotional strengths and needs and supporting appropriate differentiated instruction by participating in Grade Team Meetings, completing monthly classroom observations, implementing teacher consults when appropriate, etc.;
    • Support students and groups of students through intervention programming in accordance with DREAM’s Response to Intervention;
    • Write Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) for students in need when appropriate;
    • Embrace and use school culture systems with all DREAM students;
    • Collaborate with families to ensure a positive partnership by providing consistent communication aligning to student progress;
    • Supervise and train paraprofessionals for students with mandated 1:1 supports in accordance with student BIPs;
    • Manage the day-to-day work of students’ paraprofessionals when reviewing the student behavior intervention plan and discussing appropriate strategies when supporting the student, when appropriate;
    • Initiate and maintain communication with outside student support agencies (SCR/ACS systems, foster care system) tied to student needs as needed;
    • Participate in weekly individual supervision and monthly group supervision meetings;
    • Additional duties related to the running of the school as assigned.

Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or similar field, required;
    • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), OR School Psychologist with NYSED license or NYS DOE certification, required;
    • For MSWs or LCSWs, certified to provide Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) or experience supervising interns, preferred;
    • Bilingual (Spanish speaker), highly preferred;
    • 3-5 years of previous school-based counseling experience, preferred;
    • At least 1 year of experience with IEPs, Special Education, or Early Intervention, preferred;
    • Extensive experience utilizing evidence based therapeutic approaches with students and their families in diverse, underserved communities;
    • Experience facilitating group therapy and providing crisis intervention (e.g., assessing for suicidality) with a trauma informed and restorative justice approach;
    • Experience working with and navigating through the SCR/ACS systems, foster care system;
    • Have a working knowledge of state regulations related to child abuse, neglect, and other urgent care issues;
    • Skillful collaborator and case manager with the ability to bringing together all stakeholders to ensure youth is receiving all necessary supports and services;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment; 
    • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.

Benefits and Paid Time Off

    • Start Date: July 1, 2024
    • LMSWs can receive clinical supervision towards NYSED licensure
    • We offer comprehensive benefits including:
    • Flexible Medical Health Plans,  subsidizing the majority of costs for the employee, their spouse/domestic partner and children;
    • The ability to select between a variety of medical plans according to what best suits the employee’s needs;
    • Dental and vision plans;
    • Disability benefits;
    • Life insurance;
    • Up to 12 weeks fully paid of Parental Leave; 
    • Flexible spending account options;
    • Pre-tax commuter benefits (parking and transit);
    • Fitness and entertainment discounts;
    • A variety of support through our employee assistance program (EAP);
    • A 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching up to 4% after one year of employment;
    • Referral bonuses;
    • School-based 12-month employees have approximately 48 days off throughout the school year including holidays, school breaks, personal days, and wellness days;
    • Benefits are subject to change.

Compensation

    • The salary range for incoming Mental Health Providers with a Master's is $79,000 to $101,000 per year.
    • Incoming salaries are determined based on their number of years of experience as a mental health provider and internal equity. Staff are eligible for annual performance-based salary increases. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. 


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission. 

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.

Come dream with us.

DREAM Maxims 

All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.
DREAM Big.

Applying to DREAM

We know applying for a new job can be a daunting process. In addition, studies have shown that historically underrepresented individuals often only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage all applications! You may be just the person we need. If you have any questions about your application or interview process, do not hesitate to ask your recruiter; we are here to help!

DREAM provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact your recruiter.