School-based Mental Health professional job duties
- Provide coordinated in-school mental health therapy and/or skill-building services to students identified as at-risk of an emotional disturbance or having a current diagnosis of an emotional disturbance.
- Complete and/or coordinate a mental health assessment with individual students referred by the school district or other allied agencies and make/coordinate follow-up recommendations for appropriate existing mental health preventive and treatment services.
- Provide consultation to educators regarding the mental health needs of students including behavioral management techniques and crisis intervention.
- Provide any other mental health service to students based on the needs and direction of the respective school district. Specifically outreach services to children and their families who may otherwise not be recognized and develop programming to engage these students in civic or community based activities
- Participate in team meetings that may include principal, teachers, and paraprofessionals.
- Develop relationships with key school contacts to facilitate a system of care process with the school district for early identification, screening and referral to appropriate existing mental health preventive and treatment services
- Co-facilitate Northstar Summer Program groups, providing group skills-building/psychotherapy services.
- Participate in Essential Learning Training Opportunities. Attend educational/workshop opportunities, especially as they pertain to your job duties and with the approval of the School-Based Mental Health Services Manager.
- Assess own performance as a part of on-going and annual staff performance evaluations.
- Assume responsibility for continued learning as a means of growth, development and maintenance of competence within the scope of practice and licensure.
Serve as a member of the School-Based Services team
- Attend clinical staff meetings and other team meetings as assigned.
- Serve as a liaison between community agencies and the School-Based Services Team.
- Participate in School-Based Services program development activities as assigned by the School-Based Mental Health Services Manager. Provide outreach services in a manner that makes the School-Based Services Team visible and accessible to families.
- Provide crisis intervention to clients when required. Crisis response is considered part of the regular work week and flex scheduling may be used to account for additional hours associated with crisis interventions.
- Participate in on-call scheduling as a children’s mental health practitioner. Additional compensation will be provided for on-call services.
Completion of billing and clinical documentation
- Provide 6.5 hours of billable services per 8 hour period.
- Responsible for building caseload and organizing schedule with both start and end of day funded client services.
- Complete Comprehensive Evaluations and all concurrent documentation of sessions and contacts with children, families, school personnel and collateral agencies. When concurrent documentation is not possible, documentation will be completed within 72 hours of the service happening.
- Complete an initial individualized treatment plan for each child participating in therapy/skills-building services and every 90 days thereafter until the client has been discharged from services.
- Completion of the initial SDQ & CASII and every 6 months thereafter with a discharge SDQ after services are completed.
- Notify your Program Manager via e-mail or phone call of days off, illness/sick leave. Maintain a good working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, county case managers and other outside agencies, respond to supervisory feedback, and self-evaluate and modify as needed, personal communication patterns with clients, colleagues and agencies.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, counseling, psychology or related field. • Working toward licensure as an LICSW, LMFT or LPCC. (The Board of Social Work in MN requires LGSW licensure as well.). • Two years of work experience or structured clinical practice in a supervised environment providing services to mentally ill persons. • Valid driver's license and insurable under agency's automobile insurance policy. • Access to personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.
The School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee or Mental Health Professional will provide co-located school-based skills-building
and psychotherapy services splitting time between the Warroad/Roseau School Districts.