School Based Mental Health Practitioner

$38,500 - $52,000 yearly
  • Educational Service Unit #2
  • Fremont, NE and surrounding area
  • Oct 18, 2019
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

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.

Job Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in a Human Services related field
  2. A valid and current certification in the area of Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP), Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP), or Licensed Psychologist
  3. 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.
  4. Attention to detail, self-starter, and able to work unsupervised.
  5. Ability to problem-solve, mediate, and multi-task.
  6. Experience working with individuals in crisis or need of assistance
  7. Display professional work ethic, including willingness to work non-traditional hours when necessary
  8. 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

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes

Additional Keywords

Service to K-12 students