Mental Health Clinician 2020-21 School Year

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Bakersfield , CA 93301

Posted 2 months ago

Summary:

The Mental Health Clinician will provide a full range of Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) to students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) including assessment, development of individual treatment plans, and goals and objectives; individual, group and family counseling; and collaboration with school and district staff as identified for implementation through the IEP.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Persons employed in this position may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.

  • Assess and create intervention plans consistent with best practices and evidence-based treatments.

  • Provide consultation and support to teachers, school psychologists, and other school staff.

  • Provide training for school staff in prevention and proactive pre-referral and behavioral support systems.

  • Provide individual, group and family therapy services at various locations within the district.

  • Complete required charting and documentation for students receiving ERMHS services.

  • Ensure that clinical records are accurate, current, and meet program compliance requirements.

  • Conduct observations, interviews and assessments.

  • Create social emotional goals for IEPs.

  • Monitor progress and collect data related to IEP goals.

  • Work closely with outside mental health providers.

  • Participate in other special assessments, individual therapy plans and other meetings as required.

  • Maintain knowledge of community resources and agencies and refer families and children to available services.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and Skills:

  • Master's degree from an accredited university and/or college with major coursework in social work, psychology, and counseling or closely related field.

  • At least one year full-time experience in providing mental health services, social services, case management, and counseling with children under the supervision of a Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) approved supervisor.

  • Experience in developing treatment plans, providing direct individual and group services, monitoring progress with data, and knowledge of appropriate documentation for medical billing purposes.

Desired:

  • Familiarity with IEPs and experience working with children and families receiving special education services.

  • Experience working with children with both internalizing and externalizing behaviors

  • Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively with staff, administrators and public agencies.

  • Willingness to conduct home visits and provide consultation services to families in the home setting.

  • Travel to other sites and locations.

  • Willingness and ability to complete district provided 20 hour ProACT Crisis Intervention Training within the first 90 days of hire.

Licenses and Certificates:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and personal automobile for use on district business.

  • Must possess one of the following valid California licenses: Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed Clinical Psychologist; or possess a Pupil Personnel Services Credential authorizing services as a School Psychologist; or possess intern registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), or Marriage Family Therapist Intern (MFTI).

  • Candidates from out of state who hold a comparable license may be considered with the stipulation that they are eligible for an appropriate California license and obtain the license within one year of employment within this classification.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Masters Degree

  • Copy of Required License

Salary and Terms of Service:

Salary range CO Exempt Salary Schedule (8) $87,942-$106,611 Annually. 12 Months, eight (8) steps, eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week (M-F). Holidays, sick leave and vacation benefits. Prepaid family dental, medical, and vision insurance, prepaid life insurance plan for employee only, prorated according to number of hours worked.

Required Application Procedure:

Apply Online. An online application and all documents supporting the application requirements noted above must accompany your application by the closing date in order to receive consideration for this position. It shall be the applicant's responsibility to supply copies of all documentation, letters of recommendation etc. or other related materials.

Selection Procedure:

A screening committee will evaluate each application, personal resume, and other letters of reference. Interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants. If after interviews suitable applicants are not found, the search will continue. As required by California State Law, should you be employed by the District, your fingerprints will be taken and submitted to the Justice Department and the FBI for a background check. Processing fee will be at applicant's expense.

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