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Dearborn Academy Clinical Coordinator

Dearborn Academy, one of New England's leading 766 approved therapeutic day schools, is seeking a full
time Clinical Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year. Dearborn enrolls up to one hundred students in
grades 3-12 who have specific learning disabilities and/or mild to moderate emotional challenges. Our rich
academic program, which includes vocational and career training, diversified student supports and explicit
instruction, combined with our strong clinical component, enables students who have been unsuccessful in
previous school settings to achieve substantial gains.

The Clinical Coordinator works closely with the Head of School and Directors of the Elementary/Middle School
and High School Programs to develop goals and interventions that support students to learn the necessary
skills to become engaged members of their community and when indicated, return to lesser restrictive
academic settings. This leader hires, supervises, trains and evaluates the clinicians and clinical interns and
has a critical role as a member of the leadership team in creating a trauma- informed school environment
where students feel secure in learning from their successes and their mistakes.

The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities
and experience:
● Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
● Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills, and a passion for
modeling how to teach students new, effective skills
● Proven ability to form relationships with families, state agency representatives and public school district
liaisons in order to create integrated student support teams
● Belief that suspension is a last resort and interest or experience with restorative justice practices
● Proven ability to coordinate and lead change processes
● Strong and effective leadership skills including collaboration, written and oral communication, meeting
facilitation and decision making
● Demonstrated ability to observe therapeutic interventions and provide objective feedback and skill
● Experience using data to help inform and shape teaching and therapeutic interventions
● Ability to serve as a role model for staff and students

Responsibilities include:
● Supervise clinicians and the clinical intern program
● Model effective strategies to help teach students new skills in the classrooms and milieu
● Lead clinical team meetings
● Oversee and leading clinical groups
● Provide assistance and consultation to the milieu counselors
● Team with parents, school district personnel and other collaterals
● Co-Lead a Caregiver Support Group 1-2x/month in the evenings (frequency determined by caregiver need and availability)
● Provide clinical and behavioral support professional development
● Lead Case Conferences and other student meetings
● In consultation with the Directors and Head of School, file 51As
● Assess students in crisis and when necessary, engage with the crisis team
● Serve as an active member of the admissions team

  • Serve as an active member of the Dearborn Leadership Team

● Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field
● LICSW/LMHC or license-eligible strongly preferred
● Administrative experience in a therapeutic school setting preferred
● Experience training, supervising and evaluating staff

The Dearborn Academy Clinical Coordinator works 12 months.

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Applicants should contact Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School, at and provide a cover letter, resume, copy of certification(s) and at least three professional references.

Dearborn is an EOE/AA employer
Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender,
gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to,
employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity
employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system's educational philosophy and personnel
goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.