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School-Based Mental Health Counselor

coastalhealthalliance Point Reyes Station, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: Summary: The purpose of this position is to develop and conduct school-based prevention and counseling services for K-12 students in the Shoreline School District to reduce the likelihood of youth developing mental health issues by increasing resiliency and support. The position resides with Petaluma Health Center/Coastal Health Alliance (PHC/CHA), while the majority of the services are provided at school sites. PHC/CHA is the employer providing oversight and staff support while the Superintendent and Principals participate in determining the services and provide day to day oversight. Areas of Responsibility: Participation in Integrated Care Team:Functions as collaborative member of integrated care teamShares skills and interventions with members of integrated team to facilitate coordinated support Assessment:Consistently uses screening tools to assess mood, risk, and progress in counselingIdentifies the mental health and behavioral needs of students; develops and implements care plansConducts interviews, assessments, observations, and writes reportsReviews referrals of students who need intensive mental health services Intervention Design:Determine appropriate level of support for individual patients and episodes of careCoordinate care with community resources as appropriateProvides support in the development of behavior intervention plansConducts crisis and/or risk assessment and responseUtilize outcomes-based practice tools to ensure high quality patient care and tailor delivery of brief interventionsWorks collaboratively with Behavioral Health Leadership to develop care plan programs specific to patient populations and counseling needs Intervention Delivery:Provide classroom instruction, including curriculum-based lessons, on mental health related topics, including, but not limited to, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, family life/reproductive health/puberty, anti-bullying, pro-social, eating disorders, etc.Provide individual and group services for students identified by PEI Coordinator, School Staff, families, or others. Services may include counseling, problem solving, family engagement, referrals to further services, etc. The intent of the program is to provide brief intervention counseling, rather than long-term therapy.Engage with teachers to determine potential classroom/student support to be provided. Facilitate student/family-teacher/school relationships by providing coaching and problem solving.Documents progress using objective, measurable methodsRecommend and assist in coordination other social work services as needed for student being seen.Consult with Primary Care Providers and other PHC/CHA clinicians to assist in the care of shared students or to offer clinical recommendation. This may be with shared students or students who are not being treated in the Behavioral Health Department.Makes referrals for students to outside services including community therapists, intensive outpatient programs, Child, Youth and Family Services, Marin County Behavioral Health and others. Access and Productivity:Works at maximum potential to meet productivity requirementsAdheres to health center standards for productivity as defined by the medical director and senior managementMaintains documentation regarding students served and services provided Professional Development and Relationships:Collaborate with school staff, teachers, family advocates, community providers and others to help determine the best support for students and families.Learn about resources available for students and families. Key resources include the school psychologist, family advocates, and PHC/CHA behavioral health services. For potentially serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance, West Marin Health and Human Services provides engagement, assessment and specialty mental health services.Participate in regular meetings with Superintendent, Principals and PHC/CHA to determine services to be provided and the most effective approach.Models clear communication and conflict resolution skills with coworkers and patientsParticipates in quality improvement initiatives. Adheres to quality assurance guidelines and aids the health center in reaching its clinical quality goals. Adheres to nationally recognized health care standardsKnows and follows clinic policies and proceduresDemonstrates competent knowledge in delivering behavioral health services to patients through peer review as established through the medical staff bylaws, recommendations of each licensing Board, and clinic Quality improvement ProgramContinues to develop current therapy/social skills and learn new modalitiesSupports and contributes in a positive manner to clinic and school leadership efforts to maintain and improve patient satisfaction in all aspects of care deliveryMeets all time commitments by arriving on time to the clinic and working entire shift or more as neededWillingly performs other duties within the scope of practice as assigned Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education/Experience: Masters degree requiredTwo years of experience in a school-based settingExperience working with students who require special education services Desired Skills: Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement dataTechnical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with othersCustomer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistanceInterpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new thingsOral/Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; writes clearly and informativelyJudgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisionsProfessionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitmentsSafety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditionsAdaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events Licenses and Certifications: Current CPR (BLS) certifications. ACLS preferredCandidate must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, customers, and the general public. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both in written and verbal is required. Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel. Advanced user of electronic medical record. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Movement within health center complex environment repeatedly throughout the dayAbility to write by hand, use phone, use computer keyboard and mouse extensively to perform general office functionsManual wrist and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions for extended periods of timeAbility to effectively communicate by hearing continuously and speech in a manner which can be understood by a diverse populationAbility to give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracyMust have visual acuity near and far (20 inches to 20 feet), depth perception, field of vision, ability to focus on an object, ability to identify and distinguish colorsAbility to sit or stand for extended periods of time (minimum periods of one (1) hour at a time)Ability to frequently walk, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and climb with the use of a step stoolAbility to grasp, hold and pick up and reach with hands and armsAbility to frequently lift and or move up to fifteen (15) poundsAbility to occasionally lift and carry up to thirty-five (35) pounds (periodic lifting of supplies or equipment)Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneouslyAbility to travel to and from other health center sites and community locations Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to Health Center areas and general offi

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