Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 2:25 PM
Job Summary: Responsible to the Clinical Supervisor of School Based Services and to provide mental health and case management services to a caseload of identified students at an assigned school site. Duties and Responsibilities: Clinical Services: 1) Provides scheduled individual and family therapy, both at the school site and in the home as appropriate; 2) provides group therapy and targeted/thematic groups as appropriate (ie girls? groups, art therapy groups, etc.); 3) provides crisis intervention and follow-up as needed; 4) in coordination with supervisor, evaluates need, and carries out plan, for emergency hospitalization or police intervention, if needed; 4) consults with school teacher, school psychologist, student services coordinator, and others to provide continuity of services between mental health and educational resources and objectives; 5) provides leadership in transition of clients into the program and discharge of clients from the program in partnership with other school personnel and community resources; 6) provides mental health rehabilitation outings in the community to aid in the development of targeted social and leisure skills as needed. Case Management: 1) Assesses needs, locates and arranges for appropriate referrals of clients as needed; 2) participates in Individual Education Plans, as well as other school meetings; 3) encourages and supports family participation in school meetings as appropriate. Program Development: 1) provides program information and outreach to school personnel, students, parents and others in the community as needed; 2) maintains connection with school personnel and participates in school-wide activities as needed; 3) collaborates and maintains collateral contacts with school and community resources, including school personnel, county, court, and probation officers, in addition to parents and significant others; 4) keeps key collaborators (as described above) informed and facilitates on-going communication. Training: 1) Provides clinical leadership and consultation to assigned school team; 2) promotes team-building and problem-solving; 2) participates in staff and team meetings, trainings and in-service meetings, scheduled Utilization Review meetings and other meetings as assigned. Documentation: 1) Prepares initial and on-going treatment plans; 2) monitors treatment plan implementation and revision of treatment goals and interventions; 3) ensures that all paperwork and charting requirements reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner; 4) supports integrity of service contract by monitoring eligibility requirements of referred students to the program. Other Duties: 1) Participates in providing back-up coverage in the absence of other program Mental Health Therapists if needed; 2) performs other duties as assigned; 3) May drive on Agency business as required. MSW or MA in Counseling from an accredited college or university. Registered intern or associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. License preferred. At least one year post-graduate school or milieu experience preferred.
• Location: East Bay
• Post ID: 92263892 eastbay