School-based Behavioral Professional

Job title: School-based Behavioral Professional

Company:

Job description: THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

MISSISSIPPI

School-Based Behavioral Health Professional

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS:

Support the mental and behavioral health needs of Clinton Public School District students and staff through behavioral health evaluation, risk assessment, safety planning, skills teaching, crisis de-escalation and appropriate referrals for both resources and treatment options for students and their families. The range of services include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing and treating individuals, families, and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive family, school, and social environments.
  • Address a wide array of relational issues within the context of education and the family system.
  • Addressing individuals holistically and contextually.
  • Referring to appropriate agency for concrete needs, advocacy needs and ongoing therapy for child and family.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling; experience with families and children preferred.
  • Must be working towards or have obtained professional license and be registered with the appropriate licensing board in the state of Mississippi.
  • Willingness to provide hands-on, in-school concrete services.
  • Must have respect for cultural differences and individual rights to self-determination.
  • Must be able to assess situations quickly and have sufficient ingenuity to cope with limited resources.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities and professionals.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Willingness to serve and work closely with school staff so that they feel supported by actions.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The school-based Behavioral Health Professional is hired by the Clinical Director/Clinical Coordinator. This individual reports directly to the Clinical Coordinator who is responsible for his/her performance evaluations. The Behavioral Health Professional meets at least once a week with the Clinical Coordinator for supervision. The Director/Coordinator is to be informed of all crises.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct behavioral health assessments and assist in the development of action plan in line with school’s assessment and behavioral plan guidelines.
  • When crisis arise, the Behavioral Health Professional will respond immediately to the school/child in need, stabilize the immediate crisis and refer to the appropriate agency for timely client support and a “warm hand off.”
  • Complete in school threat assessments and other student mental health needs including completion and follow through of all appropriate paperwork for schools and/or CFCF
  • Maintain an “on site” presence at CPSD assigned site and be on school premises and/or readily available during school hours.
  • Provide crisis stabilization and safety planning as needed for all ages.
  • Engage in team staffing and all program supervisions and activities as requested by Clinical Director/Coordinator.
  • Demonstrate acceptable level of commitment to the Core Values and Mission of the Center for Children and Families.
  • Maintain contact and face to face visits with client and family if appropriate and needed for stabilization and transition.
  • Maintain all confidential information.
  • Be available by phone to collaterals and coworkers on a consistent basis.
  • Be available to support school personnel and help counselors and staff with any needs.
  • Maintain office hours consistent with school hours and schedule including bus arrivals and departures.
  • Complete all necessary training.
  • Attend weekly supervision with the Clinical Coordinator to discuss cases and ongoing work.
  • Maintain communication and interact with community agencies and resource providers within his/her assigned region.
  • Assist Family Advocates, where applicable, by assisting with the coordination of community resources for CPSD children and families.
  • Document work using electronic health record and school system forms as needed
  • Assist supervisor or team as needed.
  • Generate and maintain case notes and treatment plans.
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Complete work time sheets weekly.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, and meetings as requested by the Clinical Director/Clinical Coordinator.
  • Participate in performance evaluations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Expected salary:

Location: Clinton, MS

Job date: Sun, 22 Jan 2023 08:00:41 GMT

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