School Based Mental Health Practitioner

Posted: 03/10/2021

MAIN FUNCTION: The School Based Mental Health Practitioner provides mental health and/or substance abuse services, education, consultation, and prevention to clients/students at schools, including crisis intervention.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides direct mental health and/or substance abuse services that include, but not limited to, intake assessment, individual, family, group counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention
  • Completes treatment plans, treatment plan updates, psychotherapy notes, and all other documentation as needed
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, clinical meetings, IEP meetings, and other as needed
  • Participates in collection of mental health/substance abuse information and student outcomes data to be used for monitoring the overall performance and effectiveness of services provided
  • Determines the family and community resources available for treatment and/or placement and makes appropriate arrangements
  • Provides crisis intervention and assessment/evaluation, including after hours and on weekends
  • Provide follow up and implementation of re-integration plans for students who are returning to school from hospitalizations and or facility stays
  • Be familiar with disciplinary guidelines and at-risk student characteristics/needs, collaborating agency referral guidelines, as well as be familiar with special education regulatory requirements and assistance with process as appropriate
  • Foster effective communication with students, parents, and other staff members
  • Provide home interventions/visits on a regular basis or as clinically necessary and solicits parents/guardian involvement in program planning and treatment services
  • Assists family to locate and appropriately use community resources, agencies, organizations and team members to coordinate services and monitor progress toward treatment goals
  • May be required to work an altered schedule and provide clinical services in evenings and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned
 This position has no supervisory duties.

REQUIREMENTS:
Travel is required, maintain car insurance, and driver’s license
Maintain confidentiality and maintain ethics as dictated by profession
Skill in oral and written communication
Willing to be a team member with all staff
 
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or human services related field. Must have at least two year’s experience.  Must possess or be eligible to obtain a Nebraska license of LMHP, LCSW, LIMHP, LICSW
 
SALARY RANGE: $45,000-$51,000 DOE
 
HOURS PER DAY OR WEEK: 40 hours a week