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Current Opportunities at CCD

School-Based Therapist

The Center for Child Development’s (CCD) mission is to provide the highest quality mental health services to those in need, to expand awareness and access to mental health resources in the state of Delaware, and to support and equip Delaware’s schools with the resources they need to provide for the mental health needs of Delaware students. In addition, CCD is committed to empowering our wider community, including individuals and families, by providing a wide range of therapeutic and support services utilizing the latest treatment modalities. At our foundation, CCD supports the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of those in need and encourages everyone to reach for their best self and their fullest potential.

CCD is seeking well-qualified licensed and pre-licensed mental health clinicians to provide both office and school-based mental health counseling services. Clinician must have experience working with children and adults. Experience in the Delaware school system is preferred. Clinician must possess strong clinical skills, knowledge about the most evidenced-based  treatment practices, a high level of independence, the ability to market mental health services in schools, and provide trainings to school staff. This position is currently operating virtually until schools resume in-person learning.

CCD has Per Diem and Part-Time positions available with growth potential to full-time. Hourly rates start at $30.00. Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. CCD offers the following benefits to full-time salaried therapists: PTO/bereavement/parental leave, paid holidays, Simple IRA retirement plan with a 3% match based on salary, a monthly benefit contribution, Medical/Dental/Vision benefits, and AFLAC benefits. CCD is dedicated to the growth of clinicians and requires clinical supervision for all staff and provides monthly training requirements as well as in-house/off-site trainings.

Location: We are currently looking for part time and per diem therapists to provide services for clients in northern/central Delaware.


  • A Master’s degree from an accredited university in the field of Social Work, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or related field
  • Degree must lead to licensure (LCSW, LPCMH, LMFT)


  • Provide psychotherapy to  children, teens, and adults diagnosed with a variety of mental health disorders
  • Conduct individual, family, couples, and/or group therapy
  • Part-time clinicians must maintain a caseload of 10 weekly clients; Per diem work is as-needed.
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports
    • Intakes and progress notes are due within 24 hours of the appointment
  • Implement treatment plans as well as utilize assessments and evidenced-based therapeutic interventions
  • Commute to various schools (as assigned) in need of mental health services
    • Must be available during normal school hours
    • Average clinician is assigned to 3-5 schools
    • Evening availability is required 1-2 nights a week
  • Maintain contact (via phone, email, or in-person) with school staff and families
  • Conduct trainings as requested by school staff
  • Provide IOP services as needed
  • Participate in weekly individual and/or group supervision (applicable to both licensed and pre-licensed clinicians)
  • Complete two hours of professional development training per month (per diem excluded)
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Display strong time-management skills

Types: Part-time, per diem

Pay: $30-40.00 per hour


  • Simple IRA + 3% Match (Salaried positions only)
  • Paid time off (Salaried positions only)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision (Salaried positions only)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule: Flexible | Monday to Friday

COVID-19 Considerations:

  • PPE will be provided to those returning to in-school services.


  • 2 years relevant experience preferred

School Social Worker (Christina School District)

CCD is seeking well-qualified licensed and pre-licensed social workers to provide individual and group counseling services in the Christina School District in grant-based positions. Social worker must have experience working with children as well as serve on interdisciplinary teams and provide resources to staff and parents/guardians. Experience in the Delaware school system is preferred. Social worker must possess strong clinical skills, knowledge about the most evidenced-based treatment practices, a high level of independence, experience in crisis intervention, and provide trainings to school staff.

Join our team of experts on your journey of professional growth!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop positive and collaborative relationships with students, parents and family members, and mental health providers.
  • Assist families in obtaining resources in the community and school.
  • Develop positive and collaborative relationships with classroom staff, school mental health and behavioral support staff who provide academic and behavioral instruction and intervention.
  • Provide daily or weekly check-in opportunities for students, families and staff for social, emotional well-being.
  • Provide direct modeling or consultative support to classroom staff and IEP Teams to help ensure consistent implementation of behavioral interventions.
  • Provide direct or indirect supports to assist with accurate data collection of target behaviors and positive/alternative skills.
  • Facilitate individual, group, and family counseling sessions.
  • Provide direct and indirect crisis intervention, as well assist with staff efforts to teach and shape coping skills, emotional regulation and conflict resolution.
  • Manage student referrals, reporting, court and family involvement and follow-up, as related to problems with student attendance and truancy.
  • Assist with the coordination of services for students and families, as related to attendance issues and truancy.
  • Monitor students with attendance issues and facilitate actions as related to truancy laws.
  • Collaborate with school principals and appropriate staff relative to student referrals for attendance problems, including periodic status reports and follow-up.
  • Collect and analyze appropriate data and prepare reports, as required.
  • Assist the school in the development and implementation of an effective parent communication network to inform families of school programs, and school and community resources.
  • Assist parents with navigating and supporting their children in their educational development.
  • Follow up and home visits to the physical address of the student/family.
  •  Perform other duties, as required
  • Ensure student confidentiality

Job Competencies:

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited university in the field of Social Work (MSW)
  • Must have or be eligible for State of Delaware license and certification as a School Social Worker
  • Two years successful experience in social work
  • Two years minimum working with students in a school setting
  • Knowledge base of social learning theories and theories of social interaction.
  • Knowledge of behavior management strategies.
  • Ability to work with students who have had a history of academic, attendance and behavioral challenges.
  • Skills in individual, family, and group counseling and consultation.
  • Must have the ability to work in a cooperative, collaborative manner with administrators, teachers, parents, student and other professionals to problem-solve and identify appropriate strategies.
  • Willingness to conduct home visits (aligned with COVID-19 safety protocols)
  • Knowledge and experience with families and allied human service professionals
  • Experience working with Family Court (preferred)
  • Experience with student and family intervention
  • Working knowledge of state laws and regulations relative to student attendance and truancy
  • Spanish proficiency is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in organization and documentation.
  • Has knowledge of software applications including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
Annual Salary:
  • Pre-licensed starting at $48,000
  • Licensed starting at $60,000
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