Behavioral Health Therapist-School-Based Health Centers
Location: Seaford, Delaware
Internal Number: 10854
Nemours Children's Health - Delaware (previously Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children) is seeking an experienced, evidence-based counselor/therapist to join our School-Based Health Program team. Nemours is excited to partner with the Seaford School District in Seaford, Delaware to deliver high-quality, team-based medical and behavioral health care in a new elementary school-based health center (SBHC) at Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Our team brings together a deep commitment to the community with pediatric clinical excellence to care for patients in the locations that are most accessible to them.
We are seeking a counselor/therapist for the role of Behavioral Health Therapist. Our ideal candidate would be skilled at working with interprofessional medical and educational teams to deliver integrated, evidence-based care. This position will focus on providing group and individual evidence-based therapy, consultation and coordination with teams, screening and referral, and professional development. Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as well as a desire to collaborate with other professionals in a mission-driven environment to make a strong positive impact on the community. Opportunities for telehealth and remote work may be possible.
Day to day activities will be within the SBHC team, and the therapist will also be linked to the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours. Teaching, training, and mentoring are core values in our Division and these efforts are supported and encouraged. We are committed to expanding the pathway to a diverse workforce and as such, are intentional in our hiring and retention practices. We practice continuous learning through awareness-enhancing and bias reduction educational opportunities that guide our overarching lens of health equity.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment.
Master's degree from an accredited social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy program
Independent licensure or license eligible in Delaware (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT)
3-5 years' experience working with children and/or adolescents.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.