Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

Goal of Job:

The LMHP will be responsible for providing services related to the delivery of mental health care to assigned students at the designated schools and will provide consultation services to the school staff to support the overall mental health goals of the school.


Essential 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


Primary Responsibilities: Duties may include, but are not limited to:

1) Provide direct mental health services to include intake assessment, individual/group therapy, and crisis interventions to assigned student.

2) Assists school counselors with coordinating interventions with students, acting as intervention specialist.

3) Maintains regular contact with the parent/guardian of each client.

4) Provide follow-up and assist in implementation of reintegration plans for students who are returning to school from hospitalization and/or facility stays.

5) Furnishes complete and timely required reports and/or documentation to NDHHS, legal system, and other involved agencies, as appropriate.

6) Participates in meetings as necessary (trainings, IEP’s, community forums, etc.)

7) Provides consultation for school staff regarding mental health issues including classroom observation and appropriate service determination as appropriate.

8) Enhances the awareness of mental health needs, services and promotes, community understanding of mental health and enhances community response mental health problems.

9) Provides appropriate in-service training to school staff.

10) Develops support groups for students, as needed.

11) 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.

12) Is familiar with disciplinary guidelines and student code of conduct in each district that is served.

13) Understands special education regulatory requirements and assists with process as appropriate.

14) Fosters effective communication with students, parents, and other staff members.

15) Complies with all federal and state regulation for privacy and confidentiality to student information.

16) Maintain required data and confidential records.

17) Complete required information or any Medicaid eligibility, funding, or compliance paperwork.

18) Follows and supports ESU policies and procedures.

19) Performs other duties as assigned.




Ethical Considerations

1. Refrain from discussing school problems, confidential matters, including personalities, and administrative decisions with non-ESU team members.

2. Respect the dignity and self-worth of all students/co-workers.

3. Serve as a positive role model for appropriate personal interactions and communication.

Zone 3

Additional Information

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.  However, ESU2 does pay 100% of the premium for BCBS health insurance at the appropriate tier (meaning up to full family).

Start date will be as soon as possible, but must be full-time equivalent by July 1, 2020.

ESU2 is an excellent working environment which provides a number of incentives and autonomy.  Serving 16 districts in the area, local travel is a must.

Contact Information

Educational Service Unit 2
PO Box 649
Fremont, Nebraska 68026-0649

Brook Zakovec
(p) (402) 721-7710 203
(f) (402) 721-7712

How to Apply

Please send via email to a letter of application and resume.