Jordan School District Clinical Support Specialist - Health & Wellness Department - Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (#1665078)
This position is grant funded and is considered a temporary, year-to-year position.
Under direction of the health and wellness specialist and school principal, the Clinical Support Specialist (School-Based) provides a full spectrum of clinical mental health services within the scope of employee’s licensure. These services range from crisis response and mental-health therapy to case management. Provides high-quality clinical mental health care for students and families as well as provide transition care by linking and referring students and families to mental health community providers that best fit their clinical needs. Responsible for providing the highest possible care to every student served. Will consult with parents, teachers and other school personnel to support student mental health and behavioral needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Provide a full spectrum of clinical services within the scope of employee’s licensure. These services range from crisis response and mental-health therapy to case management. • Provide high-quality clinical mental health care for students and families as well as provide transition care by linking and referring students and families to mental health community providers that best fit their clinical needs. Provide the highest possible care for every student. • Perform initial and ongoing assessment of risk and needs in collaboration with the student, the student’s family and the school leadership team. • Lead group or individual counseling sessions as assigned to enhance social and emotional development of individuals. • Perform regular individual-therapy sessions for students that target short-term interventions designed to increase the health and resilience based on student needs. • Consult with parents, teachers and other school personnel to support student mental health and behavioral needs. Collaborate and consult with supervisors, team members, community partners and other relevant parties concerning student issues. • Travel to assigned schools within the feeder system using own transportation to support students with their mental health needs. • Provide a high level of customer service for local school staff, District employees and other community members. • Respond to requests for intervention in situations that could negatively affect the student's education plan to address student needs and change unproductive behavior. • Provide referrals for families and/or students with a variety of outside services agencies, school sites, etc. (e.g. mental health, probation, medical, community treatment providers, etc.) to support academic achievement and wellness. • Will be involved in various case-management responsibilities, including helping students and their families with housing, work-related issues, medical concerns, funding issues, health insurance, discharge planning, referrals and more as needed. • Will be involved in crisis response within schools to ensure student and staff safety and well-being. • Gather and maintain appropriate releases of information from parents and/or legal guardians of students in a secure location to ensure compliance with Utah Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and maintain confidentiality of all student information. • Respond to emails, phone calls, voicemail, texts and other forms of communication in a timely manner to students, school and District employees and community members. • Complete all treatment-related letters, appropriate clinical documentation, internal processes, data entry and other required reports accurately, thoroughly and in a timely manner. • Maintain knowledge of District rules, school rules, student rights and relevant legal and ethical codes. Ensure compliance with county, state and/or federal requirements. • Assist the assigned school leadership team as needed and work in concert with the priorities of the health and wellness team. • Participate in appropriate educator evaluation procedures as per State and District guidelines in accordance with DP311-Evaluation of Licensed Personnel. • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities required by the District and State, as well as self-selected professional growth activities. • Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Represent the District in a professional, ethical and positive manner. • Attend and participate in department meetings as required. Meet regularly with supervisor to discuss performance based job duties. • Follow District procurement guidelines with administrative approval. • Create a clean and organized environment that is conducive to student learning. • Is responsible for understanding and adhering to all District policies and complete the annual crucial policy review. • Adhere to contract time. Requires daily attendance at assigned work location. • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal/administrator.