Mental Health Specialist-temporary (#1431104)
Spectrum Academy in North Salt Lake is looking for a Mental Health Specialist to cover maternity leave for approximately 6 weeks in February and March 2020. Applicants with degrees in Social Work, School Psychology, or related fields will be considered, but qualified candidates must not require supervision.
1. Conducts assessments and evaluations in accordance with IDEA 2. Understands, evaluates, and interprets academic performance data. Interprets information about students to the student, their families, and staff 3. Uses assessment and evaluation results to develop appropriate interventions for students, families, schools, and communities 4. Addresses the needs of the school, student, families, and community by collaborating with Related Services Team, IEP teams, and other staff to design a holistic approach to address barriers or problems with the educational process 5. Provides direct support services to students, classrooms, and small groups that are comprehensive and data-driven 6. Works with internal and external individuals, groups, and organizations to develop programs or systems of care that support and enhance the health, social and emotional well-being, and safety of students 7. Assists students and their families in gaining access to formal and informal community resources 8. Participating in Child Study Team (CST) meetings 9. Completes written reports as requested by the Related Services Coordinator, Principal, or School Director, that are in compliance with Federal, State, and Local Agencies 10. Maintains accurate case records and documentation 11. Maintains current knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations and abides by said laws and regulations with emphasis on persons with disabilities, child welfare, mental health, confidentiality, and student and parent rights 12. Develops and provides professional development workshops as requested by the Student Services Coordinator 13. Participates in family educational opportunities, including but not limited to Parent Empowerment Nights 14. Adheres to and supports Board policy, School guidelines, and administrative rules and directives 15. Conducts career and educational planning activities 16. Participates in in-service activities and staff meetings promoted by the School 17. Performs other duties as assigned by the Related Services Coordinator, Principal, or School Director