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Nemours Children’s Health – Delaware (previously Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children) is seeking experienced, evidence-based counselors/therapists and a psychologist to join our School-Based Health Program team. Nemours is excited to partner with the Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware to deliver high-quality, team-based medical and behavioral health care in eight elementary school-based health centers (SBHC).  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.

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.

We are seeking a psychologist for the role of Behavioral Health Program Director, and three counselors/therapists for the role of Behavioral Health Therapist. Our ideal candidates would be skilled at working with interprofessional medical and educational teams to deliver integrated, evidence-based care. These positions will focus on providing group and individual evidence-based therapy, consultation and coordination with teams, screening and referral, and professional development. Strong leadership and 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.

Day to day activities will be within the SBHC team, and the psychologist and therapists will also be members of the Division of Psychology 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 pipeline of 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.

This role includes many opportunities to participate in program development, leadership, advocacy, and community outreach. In addition, there will be opportunities for quality improvement and research initiatives.  Our division collaborates with our research colleagues in the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (https://www.nemours.org/pediatric-research/area/health-care-delivery-science.html).    Academic appointments through Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University are expected and supported for psychologists.

About Nemours:

The mission of our Psychology division is to improve well-being through quality behavioral health care, education, training, and research in a collaborative, inclusive, and culturally responsive manner.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics, primary care practices, and school-based health centers in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts.  At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.   Psychologists are members of the medical staff at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware and are supported with applying for an academic appointment through the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Nemours (Nemours.org) is an open and welcoming place to work, and values diversity in all its forms. Additionally, Nemours aspires to have its workforce and providers reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of diverse backgrounds, Spanish-speaking applicants, and those committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural values are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Psychologist:

  • Ph.D/ Psy.D. from an APA-accredited clinical, counseling, or school psychology program
  • Pre-doctoral Internship from an APA-accredited site, and at least one year of postdoctoral experience in a child-focused setting.
  • Applicants must be licensed or license eligible in DE.

Behavioral Health Therapists:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited social work, counseling, or marriage and family program
  • Independent licensure or license eligible in Delaware (LCSW, LPMHC, LPC, LCPC)
  •  3-5 years’ experience working with children and/or adolescents.

Application:

Send letter of interest and CV to WLMBH-DMRecruitment@Nemours.org and state School Based Health Center Position in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.