Mental Health Therapist/ Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 3 positions available

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ICSD Human Resource Services

Certified Employee Job Description

 

 

 


 

Department: Special Programs             Date Prepared: 05/2021

 

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist/ Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE


Classification (FLSA Status): Exempt
 

Lane/Salary Grade:  Teacher Salary Schedule

 

Location: Various ICSD Schools

 

 


 

General Function:

The Mental Health Therapist works through the assigned school administrators and counselors to develop and implement appropriate responsive mental health services. The Mental Health Therapist provides social work services to parents, students, and school staff. When appropriate or necessary, Mental Health Therapist may provide information for outside support services to help students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. 

 

Organizational Structure:

 

Job Title: Mental Health Therapist

 

Supervisor’s Title: Executive Director of Special Programs

 

Jobs Reporting to this Title: None

 

Summary and Overall Objective:

The Mental Health Therapist works through the assigned school administrators and counselors to develop and implement appropriate responsive mental health services. The Mental Health Therapist provides social work services to parents, students, and school staff. When appropriate or necessary, Mental Health Therapist may provide information for outside support services to help students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. 

 

Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts evaluations (behavioral rating scales, inventories, interviews, classroom observations, etc.) and interprets data (from functional behavior assessments, rating scales, etc.) to benefit students with disabilities. 

  • Works directly with students with mild/moderate disabilities, students with significant disabilities, students on the autism spectrum, and students with behavior, mental, and social needs. 

  • Provides individual and group counseling and social skills groups with students. 

  • Is prepared and participates in behavior counseling, individual or group settings, intervention, collaboration and other means, specific to social/emotional learning, behavior needs, and others as assigned or needed. 

  • Serves as a member of a Multidisciplinary Team to provide input on need and eligibility for special education services, IEP development, and Behavior Intervention Plans. 

  • Works directly with special education support personnel and direct instructional personnel to plan the proper instruction and placement of students. 

  • Obtains, integrates, and interprets information about student behavior and conditions relating to learning. 

  • Provides professional development, training, and consultation for faculty and staff on evidence based practices regarding social, emotional, and behavioral supports and interventions for students. 

  • Provides updates, training and ongoing consultation for building administrators regarding best practices in counseling. 

  • Provides counseling services. 

  • Coordinates with outside agencies and services when necessary. 

  • Consults with teachers and administrators regarding appropriate academic and behavioral interventions. 

  • Consults with parents regarding individual student needs. 

  • Consults with school-based counselors, especially in the area of response to behavioral concerns and students in crisis, as well as academic interventions. 

  • Monitors the maintenance of timely and accurate student records, assessments, and reports and takes measures to maintain confidentiality at all times. 

  • Maintains accurate and timely monitoring and data tracking of special education rosters and student tracking systems for compliance within Iron County School District Student Data Collection Procedures 

  • Maintains regular in-person, on-site visits with regard to meetings, collaboration, and fulfilling other assigned duties and responsibilities. 

  • Will prioritize on-site visibility and availability to school staff and others as necessary.

  •  Maintains responsive lines of communication among students, parents, and staff involved with all special education programs. 

  • Attends professional seminars, conferences, district meetings, and workshops as required by the position and with administrative consent.

 

Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):

  • Must have knowledge of available mental health resources. 

  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information in accordance with District policies. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, colleagues, and the general community. 

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately. 

  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision. 

  • Ability to organize office settings and work environments to efficiently accomplish tasks. 

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English at a level required for successful job performance. 

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, and/or public groups. 

  • Ability to work with applicable mathematical concepts. 

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

  • Ability to perform mathematical operations using units of American money. 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out essential duties of this position. 

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems involving concrete variables situations. 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to communicate with school staff, case managers, parents, administrators, colleagues, and others with efficiency, organization, and promptness in coordinating student services. 

  • Ability to use computer technology efficiently including word processing, presentation software, Microsoft Office software applications, etc. 

  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information in accordance with District policies.

 

This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required. 

 

Required Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university program that allows for licensure as an Mental Health Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker or clinical equivalent through DOPL.

 

Preferred Education and Experience: 

Preference given for experience working with trauma and competence managing crisis situations and/or experience working with students

 

Job Related Experience:

 

Required Licenses and Certifications: 

A valid license to do clinical therapy in the state of Utah (LCSW, MFT or CMHC)

 

An active Utah Driver’s License is required. 

 

Board Certified Behavioral Analysis (BCBA) or Equivalent Experience or Certification preferred.

 

Character

  • Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools. 

  • All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community. 

  • All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed. 

 

Working Conditions:

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.

 

Work Environment: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear. 

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Machines, Tools, Equipment Used: 

  • Personal computer

  • Classroom Technology Tools (i.e., projector, document camera, etc.) 

  • Copy machine

  • Cutting Boards

  • Lamination Machine

 

Possible Hazards: 

  • Contact with dissatisfied individuals

 

Expected Work Hours:

  • Regular school hours

 

Travel Requirements: 

  • Some local and out of town travel may be required

 

Terms of Employment: 
Full Time 192 Contract Days

 

Job Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.

 

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. 

 

 

Posted By

Iron County School District

2077 W Royal Hunte Dr , Cedar City, UT 84720
 

At the following locations

District Office West

2077 W ROYAL HUNTE DR , CEDAR CITY, UT 84720