Mental Health Professional
The Raymore-Peculiar School District is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Mental Health Professional. Job functions include but may not be limited to the following:
- Assesses student and family needs (e.g. financial, medical, parenting skills, etc.) for the purpose of developing and implementing individualized plans of services to support educational objectives.
- Attends and facilitates various meetings (e.g. Board meetings, curriculum committee, staff development, training, etc.) for the purpose of providing and/or receiving information.
- Communicates with parents of students in caseload (e.g. telephone calls, email, home visits, etc.) for the purpose of keeping parents informed of student progress and addressing issues of concern.
- Conducts individual and group student sessions for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems, resolving conflicts, referring to appropriate professionals and/or enhancing student success in school.
- Coordinates activities with a variety of outside services, agencies, school sites, etc. (e.g. mental health, probation, medical, etc.) for the purpose of providing referrals for students and/or families.
- Develops plans (e.g. Individual Student Success Plan, Behavioral Intervention Plan, etc.) for the purpose of providing interventions and/or delivering services in compliance with established guidelines.
- Implements behavioral and student success plan in the classroom for the purpose of supporting the classroom team and/or providing therapeutic interventions as needed.
- Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and documents (e.g. case records, evacuation plans, crisis folders, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and complying with mandated requirements.
- Makes home visits for the purpose of assessing student needs and/or consulting with parents on student's progress at school.
- Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as assigned (e.g. CARES Team, Crisis Team, professional development, Advisory team, 504 and IEP meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Performs casework services with individual students for the purpose of implementing individualized plans of services to support educational objectives.
- Responds to student behavioral crises within the school environment for the purpose of providing appropriate interventions.
This is a school year position (192 day work calendar).
- Professional Counselor or Clinical Social Worker License required.
- Experience required.
- Level of education and years of experience will determine placement on the certified salary schedule.
- District paid employee medical, dental, and life insurance (with option to purchase coverage for spouse, children, or family).
- Employee option to purchase voluntary benefits including vision insurance, short term disability, long term disability and other supplemental insurance policies.
- 10 days Paid Time Off per year.
- District matched retirement contribution to the Missouri Public School Retirement System.