Graduate Mental Health Clinician Intern - San Lorenzo

Student Services San Lorenzo, California


Position Summary 
The KIPP Public Schools Northern California Mental Health Team is seeking a 1st or 2nd year Graduate-level Counseling Student (MSW intern, MFT trainee, PCC practicum student) to support student success. During your traineeship/internship at KIPP, you will be an integral member of the school mental health team. Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or credentialed Pupil Personnel School Counselor, Graduate Interns/Trainees assess barriers to students’ social, emotional, and academic success, provide individual and group counseling to address these barriers, consult with staff and link student and their families to community resources.  


As a Graduate Counseling Student, you will be primarily responsible for the following areas: 


Consultation & Systems Level Work 
  • General education teachers and staff. Consult with teachers in the development and implementation of classroom methods and procedures designed to facilitate student learning and to overcome learning, social-emotional and behavior challenges. 
  • Parents & Families. Consult with parents and family members to assist in understanding the learning and adjustment processes of children. 
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.  Participate with other faculty and staff members to support tiered interventions to address student needs. 
  • Professional Development.  Participate in Clinical Supervision and Mental Health Community of Practice meetings at various locations. 


Direct Service 
  • Counseling. Provide weekly individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling/support per team recommendations. 
  • Case Management. Work collaboratively with the student's multidisciplinary treatment team to develop daily programming and interventions that will meet each student’s educational, mental health, and behavioral needs. 
  • Therapeutic and Behavioral Interventions. Create and implement therapeutic interventions for the purposes of fostering better mental health and positive learning environments for students. 
  • Crisis Intervention. Provide crisis intervention, assessments, and triage of students as needed.  


Perform other duties as assigned. 


Minimum qualifications: 
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Enrolled in a practicum course at an accredited MA, MS, MSW program 


Desired Skills and Mindsets 
  • Antiracist framework with a passion for disrupting racial inequities and abolishing the school-to-prison pipeline. 
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills. 
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish, Vietnamese, or Mandarin) desired. 
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work well with others and to build relationships with multiple constituencies.  
  • Adhere to the ethical standards and codes of the profession and to the established rules, regulations, and laws governing school mental health programs. 
  • Adhere to schedules, policies and procedures as determined by KIPP Public Schools Northern California.  


Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands 


Physical:  Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs. 


Mental:  Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, interpret data from multiple sources, read/write and maintain basic organizational systems.  


Environmental: School and classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations.    


Classification & Calendar 
Part-time position (2-3 days per week depending on hours needed). This role will follow a school-based calendar, dictated by your graduate program’s calendar or hour requirements.  


About KIPP Public Schools Northern California 
We are a thriving nonprofit network of free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.  
Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs. We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity. 
How to Apply
Please submit a resume, letters of recommendation, and proof of enrollment in a graduate level program by clicking apply on this page. 


Questions? Email [email protected]