Social Worker, HBN (39 views)

New York, NY
July 12, 2021

The Child Mind Institute is seeking a School Psychologist to join the Healthy Brain Network (HBN). The Social Worker at the Healthy Brain Network will be responsible for coordinating and contributing to  no-cost diagnostic evaluations conducted for the Healthy Brain Network (HBN), an exciting initiative aimed at collecting imaging, genetic, and phenotypic data from 10,000 children and adolescents. The comprehensive psychological evaluations can provide diagnosis and support IEP advocacy and include measures of cognition, executive functioning, academic achievement, language and social and emotional functioning. The Social Worker will be primarily responsible for completing detailed psycho-social histories and assisting families with referrals. The Social Worker will be interfacing directly with children, adolescents, and families at one of our HBN diagnostic centers (located in Harlem). 

Reporting to the Clinical Training and Assessment Manager, this is an exempt, full-time position located at our Harlem location.

The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-Certified company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with match, flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks program.


  • Conduct intake interviews with parents to obtain background history for the psychological evaluation 
  • Maintain clear and concise participant reports and records (both paper and electronic records)
  • Assist in conducting diagnostic and/or clinical assessments including:
  • Semi-Structured Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview (KSADS)
  • Academic and Language Testing (no prior experience necessary)
  • Provide or participate in clinical feedback sessions with participants and parents including referrals and treatment recommendations (school-based treatment recommendations are provided)
  • Conducting safety assessments with regard to suicidality and abuse
  • Assist with development of feedback reports for participants and families
  • Participate in weekly case conferences to present cases and consult with multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, school psychologists, speech pathologist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologists
  • Assist in the establishment of the HBN referral network with outside agencies, providers, and community resources 
  • Assist in collecting research data according to the study protocol


  • Masters Degree, or higher, in Social Work (LCSW licensure preferred)
  • Proficiency in a second language a plus
  • Understanding of DSM-V diagnostic procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and adolescents
  • Crisis management and strong writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively with adolescents, families, professionals, and other personnel from a wide range of backgrounds 
  • Ability to work under pressure to prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups
  • Strong leadership abilities and teamwork ethic; positive, flexible attitude; ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities
  • Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Special Considerations:

The position will be a hybrid of work from home and in-office work.

Please upload your CV and cover letter during the application process.  Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.  Please click here to apply

The Child Mind Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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