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School-based Behavioral Professional

Company: The Center for Children and Families
Location: Clinton
Posted on: January 25, 2023

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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Keywords: The Center for Children and Families, Jackson , School-based Behavioral Professional, Other , Clinton, Mississippi

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