School Mental Health Provider

School Mental Health Provider Job Description

The Mental Health Service provider’s role will include placement within ESU 13 member school systems as determined by the Director of behavior and Mental Health. Their primary role is to provide screening, counseling, and consultation services to youth, families and educational staff; to collaborate with other agencies; and to assist with system decisions and evaluations.

   It is the policy of ESU 13 to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs.  Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the ESU 13 Administrator.

 

* This Job Description is in addition to and supplements the Master Certificated Job Description*

 

A.  Job Title: School Mental Health Provider

B.  Department: Behavioral and Mental Health

C.  Education Level and Certification:  Masters degree or higher required. Must at all times during employment possess a valid Nebraska License to provide Mental Health Services and 2 years’ experience is preferred.

D.  Reports To: Director of Behavioral and Mental Health

E.  Performance Responsibilities and Job Tasks

            The Mental Health Service provider’s role will include placement within ESU 13 member school systems as determined by the Director of behavior and Mental Health. Their primary role is to provide screening, counseling, and consultation services to youth, families and educational staff; to collaborate with other agencies; and to assist with system decisions and evaluations.

  1. Provides a positive image of ESU #13
  2. Conducts formal and informal assessments of referred students to determine appropriate treatment and services
  3. Serves as a member of the treatment team for all youth referred
  4. Provides direct therapeutic intervention to youth and their families when necessary
  5. Works in a strong collaborative manner with school mental health staff
  6. Facilitates appropriate referrals to community agencies when determined appropriate by the treatment team.
  7. Meets with department supervisor and staff for review and discussion of individual referrals and cases.
  8. Provides intervention (counseling, behavior consultation, behavior management) strategies for students upon request.
  9. Provides resources to instructional staff (materials, curriculum, curriculum adaptations, remediation).
  10. Attends workshops and seminars to stay current with research, trends, laws, etc., in school psychology and special education.
  11. Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, educational specialists, and other community agencies regarding the needs of students.
  12. Conducts in-service training for teachers, administrators and parents; and address parent groups and community organizations as needed.
  13. Performs all other duties as assigned
  14. Complies with the Standards for ESU #13 Employee Performance and Code of Ethics.

F.  Required Knowledge

          The School Mental Health Provider is to possess and effectively utilize knowledge in the following areas:

  1. Therapy and Counseling—Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

G.  Working Conditions

  1. Inside; some offices, classrooms and areas are not air conditioned.
  2. Outside for activities and student supervision.

H. FLSA Status:  Exempt.  Professional exemption:  The employee has a primary duty of performing work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study or has a primary duty of teaching, tutoring, instructing, or lecturing in the activity of imparting knowledge and is employed and engaged in this activity as a teacher.

Zone 1

Grades

K–12

Additional Information

Based on education and experience

Contact Information

ESU #13
4215 Ave I
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
https://www.esu13.org

Crystal Smith
(p) (308) 635-3696 258
(f) (308) 635-0680

How to Apply

Apply through out website at:

https://esu13.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Contact Crystal Smith, Human Resources (308)635-3696, csmith@esu13.org