- Under general supervision, facilitates, participates in, and provides input for system wide, school based, and departmental program planning, evaluation, and development of policies.
- All program planning and evaluation activities are done in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and school board policies.
- Will operate as an advocate with all community populations utilizing skills that respect issues of cultural and ethnic diversity and equity for every student and family.
- Also, will provide specialized consultative services to school staff, community agencies and other professionals.
- Will develop and maintain a intern program to maximize mental health services in the district.
- Services are designed to assist families, students, and educational professionals in providing quality interventions, which allow students to reach their highest educational, developmental and social potential.
Reports to designated administrator.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Conducts assessment of student needs.
- Facilitate group counseling.
- Provide social skills, anger management, and impulse control training.
- Substance abuse prevention and awareness.
- Participate in the evaluation of special education placements and in the development of behavioral modification plans.
- Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
- Provide short/long-term case management services to individual students.
- Referrals to community agencies.
- Promote parental involvement in the schools/school conferences and parental responsibility for regular school attandance.
- Serve on the school Crisis Team to promote and maintain a safe, caring, and drug free school and learning environment/child abuse prevention/appropriate discipline.
- Participate in referrals and case management of students/families involved in the court system.
- Serve on community interagency teams and other task force teams relevant to School Mental Health Services (Pupil Services, Counseling Collaborative and the School Resource Team).
- Expand and exchange knowledge through consultation with coordinators, specialists, psychologists, counselors, and other colleagues.
- Supervise up to 2 Mental Health interns.
- Work with Colleges to maintain the number of interns if any on staff.
- Maintain accurate and appropriate case records and documentation (log) and a statistical, demographic breakdown of current caseload.
- Understand and practice in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and/or guidelines.
- Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) or Social Worker (ACSW/LCSW)
- Minimum of a masters degree
- School based mental health experience required
- Ability and experience supervising graduate school interns desired
- Experience with students K-12th grade preferred
- We strongly encourage PPSC holders to apply
Salary Range: 1
205 day workyear