Summary

Curriculum and Education Services | Social Worker | Achieve Language Academy | Available: Fall 2023

Description

Achieve Language Academy

Job Description

 

JOB TITLE: School Based Mental Health Practitioner

SUPERVISOR: School Social Worker / Special Education Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: The School Based Mental Health  Practitioner at Achieve Language Academy is responsible for supporting emotional and mental health needs of students and staff in a prek Р8th grade building.   The School Based Mental Health Practitioner  will work closely with the school social worker to develop a process for mental health referrals that is accessible and inclusive to all students and staff to identify and provide direct school based services to support their mental health needs.

WAGES: TBD

 

Position Purpose: The School Based Mental Health  Practitioner at Achieve Language Academy is responsible for supporting emotional and mental health needs of students and staff in a prek Р8th grade building.   The School Based Mental Health Practitioner  will work closely with the school social worker to develop a process for mental health referrals that is accessible and inclusive to all students and staff to identify and provide direct school based services to support their mental health needs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop relationships with students and staff by being visible and present in classrooms¬†
  • Offer a range of support to students and staff in line with assessed needs, (i.e. small group therapy, individual therapy, classroom support, teacher support for both short-term and long-term needs
  • Coordinate care with school and parents/guardians of students
  • Consult with school social worker, teachers, staff and parents to identify and assess mental health needs of students and staff
  • Complete Diagnostic Assessments
  • Participate in CTARS meetings as appropriate and assist with designing, implementing and monitoring of intervention plans¬†

Qualifications, Experience and skills:

  • Masters Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field and working toward professional licensure
  • Ability to navigate the education setting and support mental health needs in that context
  • Experience in providing effective individual support to students and staff who show signs of stress and anxiety or other mental health needs
  • Experience working with and collaborating with a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently
  • A high attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and efficiently¬†