Primary Responsibilities: Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Provide direct mental health services to include intake assessment, individual/group therapy, and crisis interventions to assigned student.
- Assists school counselors with coordinating interventions with students, acting as intervention specialist.
- Maintains regular contact with the parent/guardian of each client.
- Provide follow-up and assist in implementation of reintegration plans for students who are returning to school from hospitalization and/or facility stays.
- Furnishes complete and timely required reports and/or documentation to NDHHS, legal system, and other involved agencies, as appropriate.
- Participates in meetings as necessary (trainings, IEP’s, community forums, etc.)
- Provides consultation for school staff regarding mental health issues including classroom observation and appropriate service determination as appropriate.
- Enhances the awareness of mental health needs, services and promotes, community understanding of mental health and enhances community response mental health problems.
- Provides appropriate in-service training to school staff.
- Develops support groups for students, as needed.
- Participates n the collection of mental health information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided and program development.
- Is familiar with disciplinary guidelines and student code of conduct in each district that is served.
- Understands special education regulatory requirements and assists with process as appropriate.
- Fosters effective communication with students, parents, and other staff members.
- Complies with all federal and state regulation for privacy and confidentiality to student information.
- Maintain required data and confidential records.
- Complete required information or any Medicaid eligibility, funding, or compliance paperwork.
- Follows and supports ESU policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in a Human Services related field
- A valid and current certification in the area of Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP), Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP), or Licensed Psychologist
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written, ability to communicate well with school personnel, staff district office staff, students, families and the community.
- Attention to detail, self-starter, and able to work unsupervised.
- Ability to problem-solve, mediate, and multi-task.
- Experience working with individuals in crisis or need of assistance
- Display professional work ethic, including willingness to work non-traditional hours when necessary
- Ability to drive and provide own transportation to meet the requirements of the job
Other Salary Information
100% of a BCBS health insurance premium provided
Service to K-12 students