Director, Behavior Health & Family Support
LEAP Academy University Charter School is seeking an experienced, highly qualified, passionate and dedicated Director, Behavior Health & Family Support. The Director serves as the lead professional staff charged with the provision of specialized mental health counseling and individualized behavioral health interventions for children and families at LEAP Academy. This position coordinates all activities with the Lead Person/Chief Operations Officer of the LEAP Academy and contributes to the school’s student support services team. This person will report to the Lead Person/Chief Operations Officer.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Case Management Supervision and Monitoring:
- Initiates and coordinates the provision of comprehensive case management for students and families K-12 including:
- Case intake and management
- Development and monitoring of individual family/student treatment plans
- Coordination of referral for on-site and off-site services based on needs and goals
- Provision of service planning, resource development, family liaison and support, referrals and recordkeeping;
- Coordination with LEAP staff.
- Collaborates with teaching and support staff in developing and implementing classroom and school practices that will support the child’s emotional, physical and education needs.
- Provides direct supervision to graduate, undergraduate students and staff involved with case management process.
- Maintains working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources for purposes of referrals and service availability.
- Main records, statistics, and evaluation data in accordance with school, university, state and federal policy.
- Perform and assist in the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
- Plan, participate in, and lead administrative meetings.
- Provide a range of direct clinical services to children/youth from K-12 who are exhibiting mild to serious emotional/behavioral disorders and their families and caregivers, including:
-Development and monitoring of treatment and behavioral plans;
-Individual, family, and/or group therapy to children/youth and their families;
- Provides direct supervision to graduate, undergraduate students and staff involved with clinical programs.
- Secures external mental health providers as needed and monitors work as part of the case management process; and collaborates with the Special Education Coordinator for LEAP Academy and other mental health personnel to ensure collaboration and avoid effort duplication.
- Provides technical assistance and consultation to the LEAP Academy on topics related to mental health such as handling stress, depression, child abuse, staying safe, suicide, sexual orientation, loss/grief and others, including education and training programs for parents, personnel and students, as well as coaching, modeling and mentoring for teachers and staff exhibiting difficulties in addressing behavioral issues.
- Collaborate with LEAP Academy leadership and staff, including the Special Education Coordinator, in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of classroom and school wide practices that support student success in and out of school.
- Provide technical assistance and consultation to LEAP Academy leadership and staff on a range of topics that support optimal socio-emotional, health and educational outcomes.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate training programs for LEAP Academy leadership, staff, students, and families that support optimal socio-emotional, health and educational outcomes.
- Supervise, evaluate, and provide clinical supervision to graduate students, undergraduate students, staff members, and interns, as needed.
- Holds or is eligible for N.J. Teaching, Supervisor and Special Education Certification.
- Five years experience in school counseling.
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
- MSW required
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Constant standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, speaking loudly and clearly, seeing and hearing things both near and far away, stooping, kneeling, fine finger and hand manipulation in use of a computer, chalkboard, dry erase board or projector, repetitive hand and arm motion.