Special Education Day Treatment Clinician - McMahon Elementary School

Lewiston School Department | LEWISTON, ME

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Posted Date 6/16/2021

To Apply: www.lewistonpublicschools.org

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  • 3 Letters of recommendation
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Internal candidates, please provide a resume and letter of interest

Salary: $36,300 - $73,928

SUMMARY: The day treatment clinician plays an integral role in assessment, intervention, family engagement, consultation, collaboration, and leadership at all tiers of social-emotional intervention in the public school day treatment program.


The clinician adheres to the ethics and values of the social work profession and uses their code of ethics to guide ethical decision-making. The clinician demonstrates the core values of service, social justice, dignity, and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.

The clinician will have knowledge of and comply with all local, state, and federal mandates related to informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, access to records, and access to education and special education as appropriate.

The clinician conducts assessments of individuals, families, and systems/organizations with the goal of improving student social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes. They will use data and assessment to guide service delivery and evaluate their practice to improve and expand services.

The clinician understands and uses evidence-informed practices in their interventions to enhance positive educational experiences.

The clinician maintains accurate data and records that are relevant to planning, implementation, billing if applicable, and evaluation of social work services.

The clinician serve as leaders and consultants to facilitate an understanding of factors in the home, school, and community that affect students’ educational experiences. The clinician provides training and engages parents, school personnel, and other professionals and community members in the removal of barriers to learning. The clinician provides leadership and collaboration in the implementation of comprehensive day treatment programs to to promote student well-being and positive academic outcomes.

The clinician participates in individual and group supervision, professional development, and is part of the professional learning community to advance their skills and practice.

The clinician is responsible for all necessary care coordination tasks for each student on their caseload (e.g. contact with community providers, parent training, connecting parents with resources, coordinating with DHHS, billing to MaineCare, if applicable).

The clinician will direct and lead implementation of behavior support plans, specifically including crisis management and de-escalation procedures. The clinician works jointly with the classroom teacher to provide direction to BHP’s in the classroom, including coaching, modeling, and giving supportive feedback regarding classroom activities, adherence to behavior plans, following classroom routines, planning, the daily schedules, academic and social instruction, the classroom level system. They will provide required hours of clinical supervision to the program BHP’s.


Provide BHP clinical supervision if assigned to a specialized program (i.e. self-contained, day treatment)

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Master's degree from a graduate school of social work or counseling program.



Job Type
Teacher - Special Education
Job Location (County)

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