Behavioral Health Interventionist (SSMS)
The Steamboat Middle School is seeking a Behavioral Health Interventionist starting in August 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a full time, benefited, 1 year grant funded positon.
This position is responsible for the delivery of behavioral health services as a member of the school health team. Responsibilities include implementing restorative justice to improve the outcomes of children, youth and families in schools and to provide school-wide support of a restorative, trauma responsive approach to youth. The behavioral health interventionist will
- Participation in behavioral health and substance abuse prevention Tier I programming for students, parents, and staff as determined by the school health team and administration. Tier II and III behavioral health support for referred students and families will also be provided.
- Implement restorative practices and strategies to support whole school approaches to restorative schools, restorative school discipline, and other aspects of restorative justice for the purpose of improving the outcomes of at-risk youth and achieving systems change.
Restorative Justice Coordination
- Designs, develops, and implements training, coaching, and technical assistance activities to support a whole-school approach to a restorative school climate.
- Develops and maintains relationships with students, parents, and key personnel in schools.
- Designs and implements restorative justice interventions for students.
- Coordinates and provides ongoing support and care to participants of restorative justice.
- Produces resources to support program goals and activities.
- Develops and communicates restorative justice educational awareness to school stakeholders and community groups.
- Maintains program data collection requirements
- Facilitates restorative justice interventions as needed to respond to emerging community or school need
Behavioral Health Support
- Coordinates with health teacher and other staff members to ensure substance abuse prevention and social/emotional learning instruction
- Coordinates school personnel training in substance abuse and behavioral health.
- Develops, presents and/or coordinates appropriate parent education workshops within schools related to behavioral health and substance abuse prevention.
- Collaborates with school personnel to develop additions to the curriculum in the areas of substance abuse prevention and behavioral/mental health including school wide substance abuse prevention campaigns.
- Provides and/or coordinates clinically appropriate behavioral health interventions to individual students, groups of students, and families regarding behavioral health concerns.
- Teams with other school health professionals and administration to develop and implement staff and parent behavioral health trainings and ongoing support. Attends district-wide school counselor meetings.
- Participates in student mental health screenings, substance abuse screenings, and threat assessments
- Refers students and families to appropriate community service providing agencies and supports families in securing these services.
- Coordinates multi-agency services provided to students and their families, particularly as the needs and services impact the educational adjustment of students
- Serves as liaison between schools and community agencies in finding community resources to support positive mental health and socialization skills.
- Becomes familiar with the School Professional Grant Program requirements and approved scope of work and coordinates with Principals on adjusting job duties as needed to maintain grant compliance
- Serves as the Program Contact for the Colorado Department of Education School Professional Grant Program.
- Ensures adherence to the grant goals, budget, and reporting requirements.
- Coordinates with Finance Director and Grant Writer on budget, scope of work, and grant reporting.
Exhibits Professional Citizenship
Actively contributes to and supports school and/or district goals and priorities.
Supports and cooperates with colleagues.
Assumes leadership roles.
Demonstrates Professional Growth.
- Actively seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
- Shares and applies learning.
- Assumes leadership roles.
- Provides support and knowledge that inspires and encourages the professional growth of teachers as resources are utilized for the enhancement of student learning.
- Contributes to the professional development of other teachers including but not limited to modeling the use and application of exemplary practices regarding affective needs of students, peer support with lesson planning and designing consistent with state standards and district goals.
Complies with district and school policies and procedures
Ensures the accuracy, completeness, confidentiality, and security of all student information.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Valid Colorado Department of Education Special Services Provider License (SSP)
- Master’s in School counseling, Social Work or certified Counselor
- Previous school counselor or school social worker experience preferred
- Certified restorative solutions trainer is preferred.
- Previous training and experience with restorative justice practices and implementation.
- Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills for interacting with administrators, teachers, students and families, and community members. Bilingual language skills preferred.
- Ability to conduct studies, prepare reports and make oral presentations.
- Computer knowledge required in computer-related subjects, and computer literacy preferred for other content areas.
- Ability to maintain individual student records and class files.
- Ability to compile statistics for research and reports.
- Ability to discipline students in keeping with school and district procedures.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Medical, dental and vision insurance with significant district contribution towards premiums.
- Sick and Personal Days
- Flexible spending account
- Voluntary retirement savings options(401K, 403B, 457B)
- Term Life insurance
- Professional Development reimbursement opportunities
- District Wellness Clinic
- PERA retirement program.
Based on a maximum of 6 years of experience, verified full time teaching (not substitute) experience and education. $43,600.00 - $61,681.00
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Decision Making: An example of a typical decision made by an individual in this position is to interpret policies/procedures and best practice. An incorrect decision made by this position could impact the district legally causing financial condition of district to be effected. Errors made in decision-making could potentially result in substantial cost to the District or damage the credibility of the District.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond professionally to questions from groups of parents, community members, commissions, colleagues and Board of Education.
Mathematical Skills: ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, discounts, commissions, proportions, percentage, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract concrete variables. Ability to analyze and use data to supervise the delivery of instruction and the school improvement process.
Technology Skills: Proficient use of technology which includes: basic operations and concepts, word processing, spreadsheets, internet usage, critical evaluation of information, data analysis, email, integration of technology.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to copy, coordinate, instruct, evaluate and negotiate. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to discipline students consistent with district procedures. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity in the particular part of the day.
This information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.
EOE. All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a successful FBI/CBI background check.